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Federal Procurement: Trends and Challenges in Contracting With Women-Owned Small Businesses
GAO-01-346: Published: Feb 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2001.
Procurement regulations implemented in 1996 mandated that women-owned small businesses (WOSB) receive five percent of governmentwide contracts. Although the number of contracts awarded to WOSBs has risen more than four times as fast as other federal contracting efforts since 1996, the goal of awarding five percent of federal contracts to WOSBs has not been met. More agencies succeeded in meeting...
Small Business: Expectations of Firms in SBA's 8(a) Program Are Not Being Met
T-RCED-00-261: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.GAO noted that: (1) SBA's efforts are not aligned with the needs or expectations of 8(a) firms; (2) SBA has never surveyed its customer--the 8(a) firms--in a meaningful way to determine what experience they have or what their needs are; (3) GAO surveyed 1,200 firms participating in the 8(a) pr...
Small Businesses: Limited Information Available on Contract Bundling's Extent and Effects
GGD-00-82: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed contract bundling and its effect on small businesses, focusing on: (1) whether the government has met the governmentwide goal of awarding 23 percent of its federal prime contracts to small businesses; (2) what the federal government knows about the extent of contract bundling and its effect on small businesses; and (3) the Small Business Administra...
Federal Research: Evaluation of Small Business Innovation Research Can Be Strengthened
RCED-99-114: Published: Jun 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, focusing on: (1) the distribution of awards by company and geographic area, with special emphasis on the share of awards received by the 25 most frequent winners; (2) the extent to which federal agencies are considering commercial potential and the program's other goals in making...
Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications
OPA-99-8: Published: May 31, 1999. Publicly Released: May 31, 1999.
This is a compilation of the reports, testimonies, correspondences, and other publications produced by GAO in May 1999. Highlights include: (1) Information Security: many NASA Mission-Central Systems Face Serious Risks; (2) Consumer Product Safety Commission: Consumer Education Efforts for Revised Children's Sleepware Safety Standard; (3) Equal Employment Opportunity: Data Shortcomings Hinder Asse...
Small Business: Information on Selected Treasury 8(a) Contracts
GGD-99-89R: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: May 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 8(a) contracting activities for fiscal years (FY) 1996 through 1998 in certain offices within the Department of the Treasury, focusing on: (1) a comparison of Departmental Offices' 8(a) contract goals with Treasury's departmentwide 8(a) contract goals; (2) the total number of Departmental Offices' contracts and 8(a) contracts as well...
Credit Cards: Intragovernmental Transfers and Related Concerns
GGD-98-179R: Published: Aug 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of credit cards for intragovernmental transfers and on the General Services Administration's (GSA) new contracts for credit card services, focusing on: (1) how intragovernmental transfers are currently processed using GSA's International Merchant Purchase Authorization Card (IMPAC card) and the Department of the Treasury's Un...
Results Act: Observations on SBA's September 30, 1997, Strategic Plan
T-RCED-98-31: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO discussed the September 30, 1997 strategic plan developed by the Small Business Administration (SBA), pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) SBA's plan represents an improvement over its March 1997 version; (2) the plan contains the six elements required by the Results Act; (3) the strategic goals, as a group, are more clearly linked to SBA's mission and are...
CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum
NSIAD-97-40R: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on the effects of the transfer of certain radio frequencies on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Program. GAO noted that: (1) the government conducts about 90 percent of its radio frequency operations below 3.1 gigahertz, but only has exclusive use of 17 percent of the spectrum; (2) the federal government is required to provide a span of radio frequencies...
Small Business: Information on Eight Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Offices
RCED-95-137: Published: Apr 14, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at eight federal agencies, focusing on: (1) whether OSDBU directors report to the required agency official and, if not, the rationale for the deviation; and (2) OSDBU activities to assist small and disadvantaged businesses (SDB) in obtaining federal contracts.GAO found that: (1) exc...