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The SBA 8(a) Procurement Program--A Promise Unfulfilled
CED-81-55: Published: Apr 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1981.
The 8(a) Procurement Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is designed to channel noncompetitive federal contracts to disadvantaged small businesses to help them to become self-sufficient. The program also provides management, technical, marketing, and financial aid. A review was made of the program's implementation.The program has had some benefits: the formation of many disadvantage...
Small Business Administration Franchise Loans: Risk of Loss Can Be Reduced and Program Effectiveness Improved
CED-80-47: Published: Apr 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) franchise loan policies and practices. As of April 1979, SBA had made or guaranteed about 16,400 loans totaling about $1 billion to franchise businesses. However, as of September 1978, the risk of loss by SBA on franchise loans was about $548 million. Moreover, most of SBA franchise business loans have been made under its princip...
Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Program
112675: Jun 30, 1980
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program was reviewed. Under the Surety Bond Guarantee Program, SBA guarantees 80 to 90 percent of a surety company's losses on bonds executed for small businesses which can be reasonably expected to perform as required by a contract and which cannot obtain bonding without the guarantee. Surety companies pay SBA 20 percent of the bond...
Size Standards for Small Businesses
109847: Jul 10, 1979
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses size standards to determibility for Federal Small Business Assistance programs, but many of the size standards do not direct assistance to the target group of businesses which are "struggling to become or remain competitive." It was found that the standands often define as small a high percentage of industry firms controlling most of an industry's sales...
SBA's 8(a) Procurement Program
106368: Jun 20, 1978
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses the 8(a) procurement program to assist socially or economically disadvantaged small businessmen to achieve a competitive position in the financial marketplace by entering into procurement contracts with Federal agencies and, in turn, subcontracting the work to these small businessmen. Twenty-eight 8(a) applications in SBA's region IX in fiscal year 1977...
Small Business Administration's Small Business Investment Company Program
105635: May 8, 1978
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program was intended to stimulate and supplement the flow of private-equity capital and long-term loans to small business. SBIC's are privately operated investment companies that are authorized to make equity investments in small businesses. In spite of the Federal Government's large financial commitment to the prog...
Ways To Increase the Number, Type, and Timeliness of 8(a) Procurement Contracts
CED-78-48: Published: Feb 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1978.
The overall objective of the 8(a) program under the Small Business Act of 1953 is to provide government procurement assistance to disadvantaged business owners to assist them in developing their capability to compete effectively on the open market. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials involved in the 8(a) program were contracted to obtain their opinion on how to: increase the number of fe...
Administration of Small Business Loan Program Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act
B-163375: Published: Apr 4, 1974. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1974.
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