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GAO Assessment of SBA Breakout Efforts at Four Air Force Air Logistics Centers
119508: Sep 16, 1982
GAO discussed its assessment of breakout efforts by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to identify new competitive contracting opportunities in the procurement of aircraft spare parts by the Air Force. Since late 1979, SBA procurement center representatives (PCR) have been assigned to work at four Air Force Air Logistics Centers (ALC). Their primary mission has been to challenge spare parts p...
[Response to Request for Reconsideration]
B-204230.2: Published: Aug 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Establishing Goals for and Subcontracting With Small and Disadvantaged Businesses Under Public Law 95-507
PLRD-82-95: Published: Jun 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the small and disadvantaged business subcontracting program under Public Law 95-507, which essentially requires that all government contracts in excess of $500,000, or $1 million for construction contracts, contain a contractor's plan for subcontracting with small and disadvantaged businesses. In addition, GAO reviewed agency procedures for esta...
SBA's Procurement of Incidental ADP Services
091307: Apr 7, 1976
GAO transmitted a summary of observations noted in the course of an audit that certain incidental services were purchased under the INFONET contract which should have been procured by other means. The Small Business Administration did not obtain General Services Administration (GSA) approval for the purchase of incidental services because of a conflict between GSA user instructions and the contrac...
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...
Reservation and Award of Section 8(a) Small Business Act Contracts to Arcata Associates
AFMD-81-33: Published: Mar 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1981.
GAO reviewed the reservation and award of Section 8(a) Small Business Act contracts to a firm to determine whether allegations made by a competing firm are valid and to what extent the management by the Small Business Administration (SBA) of the 8(a) program was deficient in this situation. GAO reviewed contract and 8(a) program files and conducted interviews to identify the process and procedures...
The 8(a) Pilot Program for Disadvantaged Small Businesses Has Not Been Effective
CED-81-22: Published: Jan 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1981.
The implementation of the 8(a) pilot contracting program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is discussed. SBA awards procurement contracts under this program to socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses for the purpose of helping them become competitive. When SBA uses the pilot program, it has the exclusive authority to designate procurement requirements. The Department of t...
Review of SBA Certificate of Competency Program
114026: Nov 24, 1980
GAO reviewed the Certificate of Competency (COC) Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA is authorized to issue COC's for small businesses whose bids or proposals have been rejected by Government contracting officers because of lack of responsibility for any reason. A COC is a written instrument, issued to a Government contracting officer or officer engaged in the sale or disposal...
Inquiry of Contract Award to a Nonsmall Business Concern
PSAD-81-5: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1980.
GAO was asked to look into two issues raised by a firm in its unsuccessful bid to furnish filters for electronic communications systems. The issues were whether the solicitation was a small business set-aside and whether the contracting officer followed the applicable instructions and requirements of this procurement.GAO was informed by the contracting officer that the solicitation was not set asi...
Status Report on Small and Small Minority Business Subcontracting and Waiver of Surety Bonding for 8(a) Firms
CED-80-130: Published: Aug 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1980.
The Small Business Act was amended to emphasize the use of subcontracting as a method of promoting the long-term viability of small and minority businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is authorized to provide financial assistance to large businesses for the purpose of training and upgrading potential small and small minority contractors. This authority generally has not been used. The...