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Small Business: Status of SBA's 8(a) Minority Business Development Program
T-RCED-95-122: Published: Mar 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) business development program and the Department of Defense's (DOD) small disadvantaged business program. GAO noted that: (1) while SBA has improved certain aspects of the 8(a) program and increased the total value of new 8(a) contracts awarded, it has not yet implemented key changes mandated by Congre...
Energy Management: DOE Can Improve Distribution of Dollars Awarded Under SBA's 8(a) Program
RCED-94-28: Published: Feb 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the distribution of Department of Energy (DOE) contract awards to firms participating in the Small Business Administration's 8(a) program, focusing on whether DOE: (1) distributes its 8(a) contract funding equitably; and (2) has complied with noncompetitive contract award requirements.GAO found that: (1) DOE awarded 58 percent of its 8(a) contracts...
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: Efforts to Provide Federal Procurement Dollars to Women-Owned Businesses
RCED-92-185: Published: Jul 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' requirements and procedures for certifying women-owned small businesses that are seeking federal contracts, focusing on: (1) how federal agencies' contracting goals are established for women-owned small businesses and the success in achieving those goals; (2) what procedures agencies use to certify that such businesses are owned b...
Small Business Program: Efforts to Increase Participation in State Department Contracts
NSIAD-92-130: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the State Department's program to promote the participation of small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses in its contracts.GAO found that: (1) the State Department met or exceeded most of its goals for awarding contracts to small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses; (2) about 90 percent of the target businesses that receive...
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...
Survey of the Small Business Administration's Certificate of Competency Program
090243: Mar 8, 1978
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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...