Jaime Gracia replied to the topic Small Business Utilization Goals; Fact or Friction? in the forum Acquisition, Contracting, Procurement 7 years ago
Some OSDBU offices are staffed by feds who are being put out to pasture, who know very little about their own agencies or the small business community at large. Their standard answer or advice to small businesses is to go look at FedBizOpps. Mr. Boshears is certainly not that way, in my personal dealings with him, as I believe him to be the best out there. Great small business staff at DHS, for the most part.OSDBU office are not the answer to enforce the rules. That must come from procurement officials (e.g. HCAs and CAOs) to hold contracting officials accountable for large businesses that double-cross their small business “partners,” or who do not conform to those contracts required small business subcontracting goals per FAR 19.7.If agencies want to improve their small business goals and relationships with the small business community, this a good place to start. This would also be a great target for OFPP.
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