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[ForGovSector] Impact of Size Standard Increase; What's top of mind for contractors?; Small Business Rebirth; Find and Win Streamlined Purchases
[ForGovSector February 13, 2012] Impact of SBA Size Standard Increase; What's top of mind for government contractors?; Small Business Rebirth; Find and Win Streamlined Purchases gif

For The Government Sector

The American Small Business Coalition's weekly e-newsletter providing

accurate, actionable information for novices and veterans of Government Contracting.

Issue Date: February 13, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 7

In This Week's Issue
The Chief Visionary Blog
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight
News You May Have Missed
New and Renewed Members Update
Upcoming Events by The ASBC


Small government contractor? Here's a not-so-hypothetical situation.

Let's say as of this week, your company is one with average revenues or employees that are roughly half of the current small business size standards. That positioning will likely undergo significant change on March 12, 2012 when 37 size standards are increased, allowing more than 8,000 "other than small businesses" a rebirth in the government contracting assistance programs for small businesses.

What's this mean for you and the other companies facing this new obstacle?

On hearing this news, one of our members summed it up this way:

The SBA effectively just screwed my company and every other small business that should have been able to compete this year as our direct competitors graduated out of the small business category. I reckon in 5 years they will increase the $14M to $21M or $30M - the SBA just put me and a whole lot of other truly "small" businesses out of business.

For more insight on the impact of these increases, check out my blog below as I share my concerns that happen to be shared by many of America's small businesses.

welcome aboard or introThe ASBC offers a portfolio of useful resources to help small, medium and large companies capture relevant and timely information and relationships to augment their government contracting efforts. Call us at 800-422-4960, email us, or stop by an event to learn how membership can help you succeed in 2012 and beyond!

Stay tuned for details of upcoming in-person and web-based events designed to help you find and win more government contracts (and subcontracts)!

Have a productively fantastic week!



Guy Timberlake, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary

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From The Chief

Chief Visionary Blog


To the Point:

My View of the SBA

Size Standard Increase

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.

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

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

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We are not quite halfway through FY2012, and federal agencies have already processed more than 160,000 Simplified Acquisition contract actions valued at more than $2.5 billion dollars and GSA, DOJ, DoD and VA account for more than two-thirds of these awards.

To learn how they're buying and what they are buying, join us this Thursday in McLean, VA or stop by our online store as we dive into finding simplified business opportunities.


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Business Over Breakfast

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Thursday, February 16th

FY11 Simplified Acquisition Spending Overview

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Wednesday, February 22nd

Federal Contractors Roundtable: Industry Headlines

11:30AM in Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 29th

Why Agency Service Contract Inventories Mean Business!

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CW1750 GovConnections

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