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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

Agencies fall short of small business contracting goals for 7th straight year

While agencies missed their overall small business goal in 2012, they did meet the governmentwide goals for small disadvantaged businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) said the results are "unacceptable."

Tags: SBA , Small business contracting , small business goals , contracting , acquisition , John Shoraka , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Cris Young , Small Business Chamber of Commerce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:18am EDT
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USPS employees to see less overtime, more buyouts under 5-day delivery plan

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the service can no longer afford to delivery first class mail six-days a week. He said cutting back by one day a week would save about $2 billion a year. USPS still would have a $14 billion deficit and needs help from Congress to address other fiscal challenges.

Tags: management , budget , Postal Service , Patrick Donahoe , Gerry Connolly , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , National Association of Letter Carriers , Fredric Rolando , Blake Farenthold , Jeanette Dwyer , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:24am EST
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House Small Biz Committee taking on contracting reform

The Federal Drive with Tom Temin. spoke with Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Small Business Committee.

Tags: House Small Business Committee , contracting , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/17/2012, 04:15pm EST
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Bill seeks small biz protection in 'unfair' contract bundling

A bill introduced in the House today aims to give small businesses more opportunities in contract bundling.

Tags: Allen West , House Small Business Committee , contracting , Transparency , Congress

Friday - 02/17/2012, 12:56pm EST

House Small Biz Committee introduces more contracting reform legislation

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.

Tags: SBA , contracting , acquisition , Joe Walsh , Gerry Connolly , Jaime Herrera Beutler , Kurt Schrader , Bobby Schilling , Judy Chu , Mick Mulvaney , House Small Business Committee , Transparency

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:17pm EST

Bill to increase agencies' small contracting goals

The chairman of the House Committee on Small Business is introducing two bills today aimed at increasing small business contracts in government, including bumping agencies' small contracting goal from 23 percent to 25 percent.

Tags: Congress , contracting , SBA , House

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:56pm EST
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