Small Business Set-Aside Rulings
With time, the GAO rulings are rising by compelling the federal firms to pay more focus to small-firms SBA 8a Set Aside contract regulations. Below mentioned are the current GAO rulings, related to small business that will compel federal agencies to modify their procurement procedure from big businesses to small firms.
Understanding Past Performance
For new firms attempting to obtain government work competing for large government project is nearly impossible. This is because of how the government uses Past Performance as key criteria for awarding new contracts.
GSA Business Breakthrough
The Obama Administration quite recently declared a fresh GSA program, known as Business Breakthrough. The sole objective of such an attempt is to aid the businesses enhance their universal competitiveness by providing direct access to USD 50 Billion Dollar annual spending of the GSA.
GSA Hot Spots 2012
In 2012 the GSA will expand its use of sustainable industries that will set the foundation for the future economy. Martha N. Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration is quoted with the following statement: "From high-performance green buildings, to advanced technology vehicles, to more efficient procurement, GSA will continue to pursue job-creating, innovative, industry-growing, green initiatives."
GSA Current Initiatives
The Obama Administration's new budget is looking to make investments in areas that have payback in excess of the government spending for long-term economic advantage.
D&B Open Ratings
Open Ratings is a system devised by Dun and Bradstreet to collect reference data for qualifying vendors for the general services administration as well as other, state and federal agencies. D&B will require between 4-20 references that will be willing to answer a survey about your company to complete the Open Ratings process.
GSA Schedule Stats
The GSA Schedule program establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial business. The GSA manages 25% of the United States Federal Government total procurement dollars.
GSA Purchase Sizes
GSA Purchases under $150,000 - Bidding is not necessary. The GSA grants around 93% of them. GSA Procurement between $150,000 – $2,500,000 - Bidding is needed, out of which around 53% are allocated to contractors, the exclusive bidder on the contract.