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Friday, November 30, 2007

ASBL questions regarding the SBA's Top 100 Small Business Government Contractors

Today the SBA released their “Top 100 Small Business Government Contractors” report.

However with this SBA release we’re shocked to see that large firms still show up on their scrubbed (their words) report.

Here is one of the most interesting quotes from the SBA's report,

“Four of the Top 100 firms were affected by miscodings. Three of them were incorrectly identified as “other than small,” even though the companies are legitimate small businesses. One company was miscoded as a small business in 2006, even though it was not small.”

Why does the SBA use the term “other than small” to mean “large business”? Why not call a spade a spade?

With just quick sampling we’ve found large businesses listed in the top 100. Let us know your thoughts. Why do these large firms receive small business contracts?

Why is Sierra Nevada Corporation considered small with over 900 employees and 344 millions dollars in sales?

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Hoover’s profile

World Wide Technology has over one thousand employees and over 2 billion dollars in revenue however they are receiving small business contracts.

World Wide Technology Hoover’s Profile

GTSI has over 850 million dollars in sales and over 900 employees however they are receiving small business contracts.

GTSI Hoover’s Profile
According to GTSI's 1999 10K
"As a result of the acquisition of the BTG Division in February 1998,
GTSI no longer qualifies as a small business for future contract awards."

GTSI IR site

SBA Promotes Federal Contracting Transparency With Release of Top 100 Report

Thursday, November 29, 2007

US Chamber donors and CNN You Tube debate

Here is an interesting blog entry from MotherJones regarding the US Chamber and how they are dragging their feet in terms of discoursing their donors.

MotherJones US Chamber Blog

Did you have a chance to watch the CNN/You Tube debate last night? If you did you may have noticed that small business issued where once again ignored. It will be interesting to see who from either party comes forward as the voice of small business.

CNN You Tube Transcript

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Vote “Yes” on S.2300 and Show Your Support for Small Businesses

S.2300 the, Small Business Contracting Revitalization Act of 2007 addresses contract bundling, annual re-certification via CCR, subcontractor misrepresentation and expands opportunities for minority, women and service-disabled veteran owned small business. This will help end abuse in Federal Small business contracting with out burdening the small business. We encourage our members and small business supporters alike to express their support for S.2300 and the removal of large firms from federal small business contracting.