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Small Business Act: GSA's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Reports to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-1: Published: Oct 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) compliance with a subsection of the Small Business Act that describes the required reporting level for the Director of the GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).GAO interviewed the GSA OSDBU Director and reviewed organizational charts, a description of the Director's responsib...
A Profile of Selected Firms Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Funds
RCED-86-113FS: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO collected information on the implementation of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982.The act is designed to strengthen the role of small innovative firms in federally funded research and development (R&D) programs and requires federal agencies with budgets of $100 million or more for R&D to be performed by outside concerns to set aside speci...
Misuse of SBA's 8(a) Program Increased Cost for Many ADP Equipment Acquisitions
AFMD-82-9: Published: Oct 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1981.
GAO reviewed the use of contracts under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act by various federal agencies as a means of acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment. GAO sought to determine whether government computer acquisition opportunities are being made available to as many small and disadvantaged businesses as possible under the 8(a) program and if federal procurement policies and re...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
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...
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Pilot Program
114222: Jan 23, 1981
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has the authority to enter into procurement contracts with federal agencies for the purpose of subcontracting to small businesses to help them achieve a competitive position in the marketplace. A special pilot contracting program between the Army and SBA was created. In the regular 8(a) program, agencies volunteer these contracts. In the pilot program, SBA h...
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...
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Procurement Program
102964: Jul 8, 1977
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses its 8(a) procurement program to assist disadvantaged small businessmen by entering into procurement contracts with federal agencies and subcontracting the work to these businessmen. Through sponsorship arrangements, SBA encourages nondisadvantaged businesses (sponsors) to provide management services, training, and capital to disadvantaged small business...