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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...
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...
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...
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...