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About the SAP Task Force™
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To achieve sustained visibility of small federal contractors to civilian, defense, and intelligence agency buyers and customers, to develop relationships, past performance and simplified acquisition business opportunities.


Background: The continued growth and development of the Industrial Base that supports Civilian, Defense and Intelligence agencies of the United States is vital to our Nation's health. One opportunity to foster development of small federal contractors who are part of this base is through the streamlined acquisition method known as the Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Since FY05, spending via this method has increased from less than $3B government-wide to more than $15B in FY11.

As cited in Part 13 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, one reason these procedures were established is to "improve opportunities for small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns to obtain a fair proportion of Government contracts." Today, less than 50% of the dollars spent using Simplified Acquisition Procedures are awarded to small business concerns. While there are several causes for this, those within our control are in the areas of industry education and outreach to agencies.

The SAP Task Force™ is a member-facilitated activity that conducts sustained professional marketing activities to federal agency buyers and customers to create awareness of small federal contractors that capable of and willing to fulfill requirements considered lower risk due to the potential dollar value and the impact on the mission and business operations of the procuring agency.

The goal of the SAP Task Force is to help small businesses within the Federal/Defense/Intelligence Industrial Base be more relevant to agencies and prime contractors by increasing their agency domain awareness and agency past performance through the development and award of Simplified Acquisition opportunities.

Participation in SAP Task Force activities is reserved for members and sponsors of The American Small Business Coalition.

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