Contracting

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Coffman Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Reform Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Member Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced the Improving Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2013 to reform the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business procurement programs and save taxpayer money. Currently, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operate procurement programs for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). The SBA hears challenges to SDVOSB ... Read more

  • Graves, Hanna Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Benefit Small Construction Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) today introduced bills that will bring more efficiency and cost-savings to the construction contracting process. The Design Build Efficiency and Jobs Act of 2013, sponsored by Graves, is bipartisan legislation to decrease the cost for both the government and small businesses when the government buys design-build services. The Commonsense Construction Contracting A... Read more

  • The Federal Government Shorts Small Businesses Again, Misses Contracting Goal For Seventh Straight Year
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement on the release of the FY 2012 Small Business Procurement Scorecard, which shows the government missed its goal of awarding 23 percent of federal contracts to small businesses for the seventh consecutive year. “The fact that the federal government hasn’t met this meager 23 percent small business contracting goal for seven years is simply unacceptable, and further proof that our government continues to... Read more

  • Graves, Hanna Applaud House Passage of NDAA, Provisions To Boost Small Business Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) today applauded the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA), which includes two Committee-sponsored amendments that will help increase federal contracting opportunities for small businesses. “Providing more opportunities for small businesses through federal contracting saves taxpayer money and helps our economy,” said ... Read more

  • Hanna Subcommittee Explores How The Obama Administration’s Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Is Affecting Small Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), today held a hearing on recent changes to the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) and how it’s affecting the competitive viability of small contractors. The FSSI is a procurement program created in 2005 to encourage cross-government collaboration by allowing federal agencies to aggregate requirements, streamline processes and leverage its buying power. In December 2012, P... Read more

  • Graves Introduces Bill to Incentivize More Contracting Opportunities for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today introduced the Make Every Small Business Count Act of 2013 (HR 2232). The bill enhances opportunities for small businesses by adding an incentive for prime federal contractors to consider small firms for more subcontracts. Small businesses play an important role in federal contracting, both as prime contractors and subcontractors, so the federal government has a goal of awarding 23 percent of prime contract dollars and 35.9 percent ... Read more

  • Hanna Subcommittee Examines Federal Contracting Challenges for Small Construction Firms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    The House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), today held a hearing exposing problems faced by small construction, architecture and engineering firms who wish to do business with the federal government, and exploring potential solutions. The hearing specifically addressed ongoing challenges with four key issues: surety bonds, the use of reverse auctions for construction services, subcontracting credit allowances, and the p... Read more

  • Committee Investigation Finds More Than One Thousand Small Business Contractors Weren’t Fully Paid
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today announced that a year-long investigation into a federal contracting program has uncovered that the government owes more than one thousand small businesses millions of dollars. “Contracting with small businesses is good for the economy and it’s good for the taxpayer because small companies bring cost-savings to the federal government,” said Chairman Graves. “But when federal agencies don’t live up to their end of the bargain, small businesses ... Read more

  • Hearing on SBA Budget Exposes Questionable Spending Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing to address the budgetary situation of the Small Business Administration (SBA) for the rest of this fiscal year and fiscal year 2014. The lone witness at the hearing was SBA Administrator Karen Mills. The Committee highlighted the SBA’s substantial increase in requests for new and unproven entrepreneurial training programs while continuing to underfund those programs that are congression... Read more

  • Graves Challenges Agencies On The Role Of Small Business Advocates
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today wrote to 35 federal agencies challenging them to comply with the Small Business Act’s recently amended statute, requiring that agency Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) remain a dedicated resource to help small businesses compete for federal contracts. Small business procurement’s decline of nearly $8 billion from FY2011 to FY2012 highlights the need for agencies to implement reforms intended to empower ... Read more