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Small Business Issues 2013

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  1. Small Business Issues 2013 • “Contracting Officers need to go back to the basics and engage with contractors” (paraphrase of Elliott Branch, 6 Sept 2012 TGIC event) • FAR 19.202-1 encourages SB participation in acquisition competition to the extent consistent with government goals. • √ What are your organization and its small business representatives doing to consider division of acquisitions for set-asides(19.202-1(a))? • √ What are contractors doing to support SB subcontractors (19.702)? • √ What is the SBA doing to promote 8(a) set-asides (19.502-2), and what are you doing to help? • “Better Buying Power 2.0 promotes the “pursuit of efficiency and productivity’ and the ability to “incentivize productivity and cost effectiveness..” • (12 Nov 2012, Frank Kendall, USD (AT&L) • Potential Hurdles/Improvements: • 8(a) set –aside unclear after the Dynalantic Case determined that the program was constitutional, but the government had not offered adequate evidence of discrimination in the specific area of technology (development of “helo” trainer). • Acceleration of SB payments (FAR case 2012-031, comments to 19 Feb). Prepared by Damien Walsh OCJCS, LC-HR