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Contract bundling and federal procurements problems facing small businesses

Hearing before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, ... session, Washington, DC, August 4, 1999

by United States

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Number of Pages188
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Open LibraryOL10112331M
ISBN 100160606837
ISBN 109780160606830
OCLC/WorldCa44685209

  In , for instance, small businesses landed $ billion in federal contract dollars while the estimate for is $ billion. Plus, Author: Diana Ransom. In this section we will discuss utilization of and procurements with small businesses under federally funded contracts, (in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations requirement at ‘Utilization of Small Business Concerns’ and .   In , the SBA reported that almost $80 billion, or percent of total federal contracting, went to small businesses. Yet a series of investigations, conducted by . Government contracts are available for small businesses to secure at all levels of government from local to federal. The U.S. Government is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses to use small businesses to acquire some of the products and services it seeks to fill by through contracts.


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Contract bundling and federal procurements problems facing small businesses by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Contract bundling and federal procurement problems facing small businesses: hearing before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, Washington, Contract bundling and federal procurements problems facing small businesses book, August 4, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Small Business.]. Get this from a library. Contract bundling and federal procurements problems facing small businesses: hearing before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, Washington, DC, August 4, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Small Business.]. contract bundling, our agencies, small businesses and the taxpayers lose. The enclosed report provides an aggressive strategy for holding agencies accountable for eliminating unnecessary contract bundling and mitigating the effects of necessary contract bundling.

The recommendations propose a series of regulatory. The Small Business Reauthorization Act of defines contract bundling as “consolidating two or more procurement requirements for goods or services previously provided or performed under separate, smaller contracts into a solicitation of offers for a single contract that is unlikely to be suitable for award to a small business concern.”.

The number of bundled contracts awarded by federal agencies has reached a year high, hurting small businesses, according to a recent report by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The problem with bundling is that it involves cramming multiple tasks into single contracts in such a way that small businesses cannot submit competitive bids.

bundling and promoting contracting with small businesses.4 The th Congress also amended the Small Business Act to subject all federal agencies to limitations upon the “consolidation” of contract requirements similar to those that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for.

To achieve efficiencies and respond to procurement reforms, agencies have consolidated their procurement contracts--that is, combined existing smaller contracts into fewer larger contracts.

To ensure contract bundling--a subset of contract consolidation--does not unfairly disadvantage small businesses, the President tasked the Office of Management and Budget.

Size Standards and Contract Bundling in the Federal Marketplace: An Uphill Battle for Small Business Owners BRIAN G. SMITH* The Small Business Act was created to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small Contract bundling and federal procurements problems facing small businesses book in order to preserve free competitive enterprise.

As numerous small. preclude small businesses from competing—unnecessarily limits federal contracting opportunities for small businesses. To ensure contract bundling does not unfairly disadvantage small businesses, the President tasked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a strategy that would hold agencies accountable for contract bundling.

Ina House Committee on Small Business report stated that a reduction in small business participation in federal procurements was the result of the prevalence of anti-competitive procurement practices, most notably the practice of contract bundling, which the Office of Federal Procurement Policy freely admits has significantly reduced the.

cies are combining small contracts into large contracts. The Office of Advocacy has released a new study, The Impact of Contract Bundling on Small Business: FY FY The study, produced under contract by Paul Murphy of Eagle Eye Publishers, attempts to clarify trends in contract bundling and whether small firms are being adversely affected.

Contract bundling and federal procurements problems facing small businesses book On January 13 th, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued proposed regulations to implement the anti-bundling provisions of P.L. the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 64 Fed.

Reg. (Jan. 13, ).These proposed regulations follow closely on the heels of two high-profile General Accounting Office (GAO) decisions on the subject of bundling, and. THE IMPACT OF CONTRACT BUNDLING ON SMALL U.S.

Contract bundling and federal procurements problems facing small businesses book Paul Murphy* ABSTRACT. The official U.S.

government response to small business problems created by contract bundling is ineffective, primarily because the response is based on a very restrictive definition of bundling and inconsistent monitoring of bundling Size: KB. 4 justify its use Finally, the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) must collect data regarding bundling of contract requirements when a contracting officer anticipates the resulting contracting price will exceed $5, (including all options) In sum, the amendments to the Small Business Act attempted to limit the effect of bundling.

Small business executives and industry advocates hit Capitol Hill to raise awareness about how procurement initiatives such as contract bundling and strategic sourcing are hurting small businesses. Bundling and Consolidation of Contract Requirements under the Small Business Act Congressional Research Service 1 When used in reference to federal procurement contracts, “bundling” and “consolidation” are technical terms, whose meaning is prescribed by statute.

Specifically, “bundling” denotesFile Size: KB. The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its work, an enlightened democracy can grow and cturer: Ulan Press.

found contract bundling and consolidation detrimental for small firms and the acquisition system overall, the studies made contrary propositions, and the study appeared non-committal.

Proposition 1: Contract Bundling is Not a Serious Obstacle to Small Business Participation in Government/Defense Size: KB. A small business set-aside procurement did not violate the FAR’s restrictions on contract bundling, according to the GAO.

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO pointed out the bundling occurs when a procurement would be unsuitable for award to small business, and held that a set-aside procurement–by its nature–is not unsuitable for small businesses. Although the actual number of bundled contracts reported by agencies is small, concerns about the effect of contract bundling on small businesses remain.

According to OFPP, the primary goal of its strategy--and the resulting regulatory changes--is to increase small business federal contracting opportunities. The FAR and NFS requirements for justification, review, and approval of bundling of contract requirements also apply to an order from a Federal Supply Schedule contract, Governmentwide acquisition contract, or other indefinite-delivery contract if the requirements consolidated under the order meet the definition of “bundling” at FAR   As we’ve covered, the U.S.

government sets defined goals concerning the percentage of federal contracting dollars that must go to small businesses. This situation can be a double-edged sword for small business contractors. On one hand – more contracts, more work, and more money are up for grabs.

And more problems exist for small businesses that already must scale a mountain of issues when trying to win government contracts. But don’t get. Contract 'Bundling' Under the Small Business Act: Existing Law and Proposed Amendments [J ] [open pdf - KB] "'Bundling' refers to the consolidation of two or more requirements for goods or services previously provided or performed under separate smaller contracts into a solicitation for a single contract that is likely to be unsuitable for award to a small business Author: Kate Manuel.

Accurately accounting for small business participation helps federal agencies better meet set-aside goals established by the Small Business Act and helps prime contractors get credit for small business participation in government contracts. Revise Contract Bundling Definitions to Allow Review of Construction Contracts.

As required by the Small Business Jobs Act ofon June 3,the FAR Council introduced a proposed change to the FAR contract bundling requirements.

United States Government, Public Sector BakerHostetler 28 Jul The larger solicitation arguably gives a large business an advantage over the smaller businesses, including Veteran-owned small businesses. If the agency attempts to "consolidate' or combine contracts previously performed by small businesses into one solicitation, a Veteran-owned small business's ability to compete or maintain its competitive.

This report discusses regulations from Congress on bundling, which refers to the consolidation of two or more requirements for goods or services previously provided or performed under separate smaller contracts into a solicitation for a single contract that is likely to be unsuitable for award to a small business because of its size or scope.

It particularly looks at Cited by: 1. When federal agencies bundle or consolidate requirements, it can exclude small businesses from qualifying for the work. A new FAR rule effective Octo (one of many that will impact small businesses) will address this.

According to the Federal Register, consolidation or consolidated requirement means “a solicitation for a single contract, a multiple.

small businesses. The DoD anticipates saving between $75 million and $ million over the life of this contract and, while one 8(a) firm was displaced, DoD does not believe the bundling of this contract will impact the composition of the Commercial Building Construction industry.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. The Bush administration has told federal procurement officials to cut back on contract bundling because the practice makes it difficult for small businesses to compete for federal business. ments of CICA and the Small Business Act.

Contract Bundling The first major bundled contract was for the purchase of the C-5A heavy logistics air transport airplane by the Air Force in Since the C-5A acquisition, bundling multiple requirements into single contracts has become a widely accepted method of fulfilling an agency's needs.

(a) (1) General. The objective of the SBA's contracting programs is to assist small business concerns, including 8(a) BD Participants, HUBZone small business concerns, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns, Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses, in obtaining a fair share of Federal.

Section of the Jobs Act amends the Small Business Act at 15 U.S.C. (q) to require Federal agencies to include in each solicitation for any multiple-award contract above the substantial bundling threshold of the Federal agency a provision soliciting bids from any responsible source, including responsible small business teaming.

To put this in context, unrestricted federal procurements over $, ($ million for construction of any public facility) include Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses (Utilization of Small Business Concerns) and (Small Business Subcontracting Plan), which require prime contractors to make a “good faith effort.

Getting federal government contracts for small business firms is a tough task for both large and small businesses across the United States. However, by reviewing the various best practices and studying the publicized GAO protest decisions, there are some of the best small business development ideas for getting federal government contracts have evolved over time.

New procurement reform legislation requires all federal purchases above $2, but under $, to be reserved for small businesses, unless the contracting officer cannot obtain offers from two or more small businesses that are competitive on price, quality and delivery.

“Small businesses have been struggling with [contract bundling] for years,” Robert Burton, a federal procurement attorney at business and. Through the National Information Technology Commodity Program, as it’s called, the federal government has recently awarded 43 large contracts to small businesses, including women- and veteran.

An indispensable resource for small business owners, manufacturing and service contractors, controllers, CFOs, and other corporate financial managers, Government Contract Negotiations: A Practical Guide for Small Businesses provides invaluable guidance on how to effectively negotiate a lucrative government : David C.

Moore. The Federal Government has a pdf of awarding 5% of prime contracts to Small Disadvantaged Businesses, of which the 8(a) program qualifies. SDB (Small Disadvantaged Business) Program – This classification targets small businesses that are at least 51% owned and operated by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s).Special Government Contracts Update – Small Businesses impact of consolidation on the ability of small businesses to participate in DoD procurements.

the interim rule to be separate and distinct from the restrictions on contract bundling found in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and in FAR Part 75 contract bundling is ebook, the agency must include in the 76 solicitation a written ebook of the agency’s market research 77 and a written analysis of the research which explains why 78 contract bundling is necessary.

79 (3) SET-ASIDES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.— 80 (a) An agency shall annually award to small businesses.