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House lawmakers call for OFPP to issue reverse auction guidance

Reps. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairmen of the Veterans Affairs and Small Business committees, respectively, wrote to Anne Rung, OFPP administrator, saying agencies still are "misusing" reverse auctions to "evade competition and compliance with other procurement regulations."

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , GAO , House Small Business Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , reverse auctions , industry , Jeff Miller , Joe Jordan , FedBid , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 04:50pm EST

SBA proposed size standard change riles small IT resellers

The Small Business Administration received more than 200 comments about a proposed rule to eliminate the exception to how IT value-added resellers are classified as small contractors. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the Small Business Committee, wrote a letter to SBA asking for the rule to be retracted and improved.

Tags: Jason Miller , House Small Business Committee , IT , IT value-added resellers , size standards , American Small Business Coalition , Guy Timberlake , Dempsey Fontana , James Fontana , Ken Dodds , SBA , industry , acquisition

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:03am EST
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Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , training , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Small Business Community , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Agencies end 9-year small business contracting drought

For the first time since 2005, the government awarded at least 23 percent of all prime contracts to small businesses. The Small Business Administration reported Friday small firms received $83 billion out of a possible $355 billion in 2013.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Small business goals , SBA , Maria Contreras-Sweet , John Shoraka , Ben Cardin , House Small Business Committee , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/04/2014, 04:54am EDT
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Congress joins the fray as protests mount over strategic sourcing

Reps. Grace Meng and Tim Walberg introduce a provision in the Defense authorization bill to require GAO to study the impact of strategic sourcing on small businesses. GSA also is facing more than two dozen protests over its current and future office supplies contracts and now OASIS.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Congress , Grace Meng , Tim Walberg , House Small Business Committee , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protests , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , OASIS , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 01:29pm EDT

Rep. Graves says Interior's OSDBU job announcement breaks the law

The House Small Business Committee chairman said the recent listing to hire a new director for the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization doesn't meet the updated requirements for the position as outlined in the 2013 Defense authorization bill.

Tags: management , Interior , Sally Jewell , Rhea Suh , Small business contracting , Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 04:09am EDT

SBA finds fault with GSA's strategic sourcing analysis for office supplies

SBA said GSA's impact analysis failed on two main accounts. SBA said it disagreed on GSA's claim that OS3 is a follow-on contract to OS2 and therefore is not a consolidation of contract requirements subject to the provisions of the Small Business Act. SBA also said GSA's argument that it is "contrary to law" to provide an economic analysis on the consequences of small business on a consolidated contract is wrong.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , strategic sourcing , GAO , SBA , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , House Small Business Committee , Tony Franco , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:30pm EDT

Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

The chairman of the Small Business Committee plans to introduce two bills today. One will increase the governmentwide small business prime contracting goal to 25 percent from 23 percent. The other focuses on contract bundling and data transparency.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , House Small Business Committee , Richard Hanna , Small business goals , contracting bundling , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:04am EST

Bill to give SBA complete oversight of veteran small business program

House Small Business and Veterans Affairs committee members plan to introduce a bill Thursday to make the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program less cumbersome, confusing and more transparent.

Tags: contracting , industry , VA , SBA , House Small Business Committee , Mike Coffman , Veteran-owned small business , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:54am EDT

Bills aim to fix construction contracting potholes for small businesses

House Small Business Committee members introduce two bills to ban reverse auctions in many cases and mandate a two-step process to evaluate design and build procurements.

Tags: contracting , industry , House Small Business Committee , Richard Hanna , Gerry Connolly , construction services , Congress , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/19/2013, 01:04pm EDT
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