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Small Business Administration: Agency Should Assess Resources Devoted to Contracting and Improve Several Processes in the 8(a) Program
GAO-09-16: Published: Nov 21, 2008. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2008.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small businesses gain access to federal contracting opportunities and helps socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses, known as 8(a) firms, by providing management and contracting assistance. SBA negotiates agency-specific goals to ensure that the federal government meets the statutory goal of awarding 23 percent of contract dollars to s...
Small Business Contracting: Observations from Reviews of Contracting and Advocacy Activities of Federal Agencies
GAO-07-1255T: Published: Sep 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2007.
The federal government's long-standing policy has been to use its buying power to maximize procurement opportunities for various types of small businesses. GAO initiated work and completed a report in March 2007 under the Comptroller General's authority describing the extent to which small businesses participated in contracting opportunities related to Hurricane Katrina. This testimony discusses (...
Small Business Administration's Refusal To Purchase a Guaranteed Loan
B-181432: Published: Jul 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Investigation of Activities of Consumer Affairs Offices for Possible Violations of Anti-Lobbying Statutes
B-129874: Published: Sep 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1983.
Congress requested that GAO investigate the activities of the Special Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs and the Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), Department of Health, Education and Welfare, during the Spring of 1977, for possible violations of Federal anti-lobbying statutes in connection with their efforts to obtain enactment of legislation to establish a Consumer Protection Agency...
Maze of Food Regulations--Need for a Regulation Indexing System
CED-80-44: Published: Feb 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1980.
Complex regulations covering all aspects of the food industry sometimes lead to confusion. Fourteen federal agencies and commissions have issued 1,300 regulations for the transport of food, covering 9,752 sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations require some 30,000 separate actions to comply with the written law. The difficulty of dealing with this large body of regulatory la...
Comments on Public Law 95-507
111018: Dec 4, 1979
Questions have arisen concerning a delay in implementing an amendment to the Small Business Act. The amendment provides for small business concerns of disadvantaged owners to have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of Federal contracts. It requires many contracts to contain provisions for subcontracting plans which are designed to achieve the statutory aims. The questions co...
Food Salvage Industry Should Be Prevented From Selling Unfit and Misbranded Food to the Public
HRD-79-32: Published: Feb 14, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1979.
In May of 1975, GAO issued a report concerning potentially unwholesome and unsafe food sold by food salvage operations in predominantly poor neighborhoods nationwide. GAO recommended several ways that federal agencies responsible for the safety of foods sold to the public could better control and monitor food operations. Because of the severity and magnitude of the problems discussed in the 1975 r...