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Alaska Native Corporations: Increased Use of Special 8(a) Provisions Calls for Tailored Oversight
GAO-07-1251T: Published: Sep 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2007.
Alaska Native corporations (ANC) were created to settle land claims with Alaska Natives and foster economic development. In 1986, legislation passed that allowed ANCs to participate in the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program. Since then, Congress has extended special procurement advantages to 8(a) ANC firms, such as the ability to receive sole-source contracts for any dollar amount...
Small Business: The Small Business Administration's Progress in Restructuring Its Business Development Program
T-RCED-93-56: Published: Sep 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) progress in implementing legislatively-mandated changes to its 8(a) business development program. GAO found that: (1) SBA has made limited progress in implementing some 8(a) program changes; (2) SBA redesign of its 8(a) program management information system is behind schedule, and does not meet federal regulations and guidelines; (3) SBA has...
Small Business: Information on and Improvements Needed to Surety Bond Guarantee Programs
RCED-91-99: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: May 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Small Business Administration's (SBA) management of its Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) program between fiscal year (FY) 1987 and FY 1989; and (2) status of the SBA pilot Preferred SBG Program.GAO found that: (1) SBG program data indicated that SBA guaranteed 33,408 bonds having a total contract value of $3.9 billion between FY 1987 and FY 198...
Small Business Administration: Status, Operations, and Views on the 8(a) Procurement Program
RCED-88-148BR: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Procurement Program to: (1) provide a statistical overview of the program's participants; (2) assess the extent of concentration of 8(a) activity; (3) determine whether SBA prepared graduating firms for the competitive market; (4) determine the adequacy of SBA program administration and monitoring;...
Review of SBA's 8(a) Procurement Program
T-RCED-88-18: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Program, which awards federal contracts to economically and socially disadvantaged small businesses, focusing on: (1) contractor performance; and (2) SBA program management. GAO noted that federal contracting officers believed that 8(a) contractors: (1) generally performed satisfactorily in terms of meeting delivery dates and providing a...
SBA Comments on GAO Report
B-197880: Published: May 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
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...
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...