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  • Mulvaney Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Competitive Reforms in Federal Prison Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    The Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the direction of Chairman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), today held a hearing examining the effects of current federal prison contracting on small business competition, and exploring the legislative solutions proposed in the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2011 (H.R. 3634). The hearing was titled Unlocking Opportunities, Recidivism versus Fair Competition in Federal Contracting. “Using small businesses for fed... Read more

  • Subcommittee Examines GSA Contracting Opportunities for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the Chairmanship of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), today held a hearing on contracting issues and opportunities for small businesses within the General Services Administration (GSA). Specifically, the Subcommittee focused on GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules Program. Under this program, GSA establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial companies to provide access to millions of commercial products and services. GSA... Read more

  • Graves Applauds Passage of NDAA, Provisions To Improve Procurement Opportunities For Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement on the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which includes legislation reported by the Small Business Committee that will help increase contracting opportunities for small business and create protections to fight contracting fraud and abuse: “When more small businesses compete for federal contracts, prices fall, jobs are created, and innovation occurs. G... Read more

  • Graves Floor Speech: "NDAA Boosts Small Business Opportunities"
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Chairman Sam Graves Floor Speech on the Rule for H.R. 4310, National Defense Authorization Act for FY13 May 17, 2012 (Remarks as Prepared) CLICK HERE for video. Mr. Speaker, I rise to support House Resolution 661, which allows for full and fair debate on the National Defense Authorization Act. Given that the federal government spends over half a trillion dollars each year through contracts, the federal procurement market is incredibly important for small businesses. Improving small business opp... Read more

  • Graves Testifies on Small Business Contracting Legislation & the NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    The House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today testified during a House Armed Services Committee hearing about including the Committee’s small business contracting legislation in the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. Earlier this year, the Small Business Committee introduced a series of bills that will create jobs by reforming the federal procurement system to provide more opportunities for small firms. The comprehensive effort to reform small business con... Read more

  • Bloomberg Government: Small Vendor Protests Delay $32 Billion U.S. Drug Contract
    Posted in Articles on April 4, 2012 | Preview rr
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    Small Vendor Protests Delay $32 Billion U.S. Drug Contract By Kathleen Miller DMS Pharmaceutical Group Inc. says it’s had enough. After the Department of Veterans Affairs excluded small businesses from its largest contract for the third time, the 25-employee Park Ridge, Illinois, drug wholesaler filed a protest. PBA Health, a small Kansas City, Missouri, drug wholesaler, also has protested being shut out of the drug distribution deal, now valued at about $32 billion. “It’s like it’s set up for ... Read more

  • Small Businesses Short-Changed on U.S. Contracts for 10 Years
    Posted in Articles on March 29, 2012 | Preview rr
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    Small Businesses Short-Changed on U.S. Contracts for 10 Years The U.S. government has missed its small-business contracting goal every year in the past decade, a sign of the continuing barriers facing companies seeking federal work. The government has a target of awarding 23 percent of eligible prime, or direct, contracts to small businesses. It awarded 21.8 percent of $423 billion in such awards in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The Pentagon, which represents more than two-thirds of all ... Read more

  • Committee Approves Five Small Business Contracting Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2012 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today passed five small business contracting bills during a full Committee markup. The bills are a product of 10 hearings the Committee has held on contracting topics. “The federal government regularly spends over half a trillion dollars on federal contracts each year, and has spent over $100 billion so far this year,” said Graves. “When small businesses compete for these contracts, something important happen... Read more

  • CQ: House Committee Calls for Agencies to Justify Bundling of Private Contracts
    Posted in Articles on March 22, 2012 | Preview rr
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    House Committee Calls for Agencies to Justify Bundling of Private Contracts By Eugene Mulero and Danielle Parnass March 22, 2012 In response to growing concerns from small businesses, a House panel Thursday approved a bill that would require federal agencies to justify decisions on bundling contracts when considering bids from private firms. By voice vote, the Small Business Committee easily backed the legislation (HR 4081), sponsored by Chairman Sam Graves of Missouri, a Republican. The bill w... Read more

  • Committee Approves Small Business Contracting Bills, Submits Views & Estimates on SBA Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    “Contracting reform is a triple play for the economy – it’s good for small businesses, it’s good for the taxpayer, and it’s good for the government.”-Chairman Graves WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a full Committee markup of its Views and Estimates on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) FY 2013 budget request and six small business contracting bills. On Contracting Bills: “The Small Business Committee has worked very hard t... Read more