Have the SBA pay for small business legal cost to defend a size protest. This will encourage the agency to improve it's rules and understanding of how small and large businesses work together to be both profitable and productive suppliers to the government.
Remove from federal procurement regulations all "lowest common denominator" type regulations and give small businesses the benefit of the doubt. Ensure that federal procurement regulation actually achieve the intent behind the rule.
Develop strategies to ease burdens and enable small business government contractors to take their lessons learned from working with the government into commercial markets.
Spend more effort on removing regulations from the FAR/DFAR than the effort spent adding to them and trying to manage government contracts according to them. Have government agencies apply common sense and sound ethics vice the present level of reliance placed upon the FAR/DFAR driven bureaucracy.
Fix or do away with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). They are unable to perform audits in a competent and timely manner delaying payment of hundreds of millions of dollars to small business.
Limit federal employment to no more than 20 years of service for employees without commerical work experience. Require all federal procurement/contracting office, small business office including SBA, and senior leadership across all agencies to have a minimum of 5 years of commercial/industry experience.
Your agency’s Office of Hearings and Appeals will not review an appeal where the contract has been awarded [13 C.F.R 121.1101(b)]. To correct the errors an SBA size determination in such a case the small business must proceed to Federal District Court (and incur additional legal expenses). In dismissing an appeal without review, the SBA lost accountability for its personnel who made the size determination and put additional... more »
Make government small business offices and agency leadership responsible for success of small business contracts for the government agency rather than just repsonsible for tracking/meeting set-aside goals.
Suggest the Federal Government stop taking jobs from private industry. Let fair competition determine best value, and be a better partner with industry on contracts. Share your requirements development, evaluation and performance assessment processes, gather industry feedback earlier, train people to communicate effectively, and provide meaningful advocacy for small businesses that provide quality products and services.... more »
I believe it is very important to the overall administration of government contracts, including high growth start-ups, that the Miller Act waiver loophole gets addressed and fixed before more jobs are lost and small businesses are forced out of business. Overall, regulatory loopholes that work against small businesses should be carefully reviewed so as to not disadvantage the entire small business community.
The $27.0 Million Size Standard and New Focus on Multiple Award Contract Vehicles. As the Federal Government moves toward awarding large-scale multiple award contracts while minimizing single award vehicles, businesses just surpassing size standards are forced to compete with much larger companies in order to secure these vehicles and maintain their business base. These vehicles have exceedingly high dollar thresholds... more »
The $27.0 Million Size Standard and Past Performance Requirements. The majority of contracts in the Military Weapons exemption for NAICS Code 541330 code are so large that even though a firm may be considered “large” at 27.0 million, the firm often cannot meet the past performance requirements stipulated in Government Requests for Proposal (RFPs) which demand “contracts of similar size and scope.” Consequently, small... more »
Regarding the Small Business Administration Proposed Rule.13 CFR Part 121; RIN 3245-AG07; Small Business Size Standards: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: SBA’s published size standards methodology is exceedingly convoluted and it is difficult for businesses to determine the validity of the size evaluation when faced with the array of statistical based analysis and non-fact related benchmarks for industries... more »
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Entrepreneurial activity requires good rules. These include rules that establish and clarify property rights and reduce the cost of resolving disputes, rules that increase the predictability of economic interactions and rules that provide contractual partners with core protections against abuse. The objective of this idea is to create regulations designed to be efficient in their implementation, to be accessible to all... more »