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To the Point: My View of the SBA Size Standard Increase

Friday, February 10, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Let me preface my comments by saying I respect the folks that work at the SBA. Overall, they have a tough task, especially as it relates to government contracting. Traditionally, they have not received the level of credit, respect or support they are due, given the importance of their mission, and the impact of their successes and failures on the Nation as a whole.

But, I am genuinely concerned about the recently announced size standard increases.

The increase in the size standards is a bona fide threat to current small businesses in the affected industries. In my opinion, this is goal achievement through stacked competition where more and bigger companies are added to the pool of available small businesses, to effect [government] reaching the twenty-three percent goal.

Current small businesses within those industries now face a greater challenge in trying to survive the proving grounds of the small business program, and the irony is those companies being reborn as small businesses on March 12, 2012, will unwittingly subject smaller companies to the exact same challenges they themselves faced outside of the small business program.

For many current small government contractors, the advertised and anticipated benefits of the small business program for direct contracting and subcontracting, will be greatly diminished.


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