Fact 6. Small businesses are forced to compete with large businesses under the new re-certification rule.
Proof - This was established in SBA Inspector General Reports 5-14, 5-15 and 5-16. The SBA uses the term “set aside for small business.” This avoids addressing the 90 percent of the contracts the government reports as going to small businesses that were not “set aside” contacts. They do not address the thousands of small business contracts that are already in place with hundreds of Fortune 1000 firms and international firms. Once again they try to divert attention from the billions of dollars in existing contracts with large corporations by talking about firms that might be merged or acquired in the future.