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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fact 1: SBA Myth vs. Fact Press Release Debunked by American Small Business League

Fact 1. Large companies, including large, multinational corporations are taking away federal contracts specifically intended for small businesses.

Proof - Report 5-15, released by the SBA Inspector General in March of 2005 stated, “One of the biggest challenges facing the Small Business Administration and the entire federal government today is that large businesses are receiving small business procurement awards and agencies are receiving credit for these awards.”

In Report 5-14, the SBA Inspector General investigated the SBA's own small business contracting statistics. They reviewed the six largest contracts the SBA itself had reported as going to small businesses. Report 5-14 states, “Of the six high dollar contracts reported as going to small businesses, four were awarded to large businesses at the time of the procurement.” One of the four small business contracts actually went to Buhrmann NV, a multinational, multi-billion dollar corporation headquartered in Holland with 17,000 employees in 26 countries.

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