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V-Tech Solutions, Inc. Receives ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 Certification

SILVER SPRING, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--V-Tech Solutions, Inc. has received its ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 certification. V-Tech is one of 30 companies in the U.S. with this certification. Of those 30, only a few are small businesses.

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VA Set to Verify Veteran Small Businesses

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To further advocate for Veterans, VA announced that companies identifying themselves as small businesses or Veteran-owned businesses to gain priority for some Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contracts must now provide documentation verifying their status within 90 days of receiving notice from the agency. “VA is committed to doing business with as well as supporting and protecting Veteran-owned small businesses,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinsek

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Federal Government Continues Moves to Restrict Native American Contracts and Companies

The Federal Government has a program called “Section 8(a)” that is used to favor small businesses. This rule allows the award of sole source contracts to companies meeting certain requirements. The idea is to grow small businesses through this simpler award process and also aid disadvantage groups. The 8(a) rules favor those contractors owned by women, minorities and service disabled veterans. The restriction on the program is that the size of the contract is limited to under $20 million since the goal is jump start small companies into larger ones.

One of the legacies of Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) was a rule that Alaskan Native American companies could win a contract of any size. He had this change made in the defense bills. This has allowed those corporations to grow and win contracts over not only other 8a companies but also traditional contractors as well. This rule had raised the hackles of other Senators and in the last few years there has been movement to eliminate the rule favoring Alaskan companies.

Not only that but one of the reforms that the Obama Administration is trying to accomplish is the reduction in the number of sole source contracts awarded. The goal with that reform is to gain more competition, better pricing and ultimately save money. The use of sole source contracts makes an award process simpler and easier for the contracting command involved as it shortens the time line since there needs to be no competition. There use is often justified to gain speedy awards. These changes are putting pressure on all Native American owned companies but especially Alaskan ones who may see a significant decline in their work if the government does limit awards and increase competition.

The most recent Defense Authorization Bill included a limit of sole source contracts to $20 million dollars without requiring extended approval and justification. This change will make it harder to award these contracts quickly which may lead to more competitions among non-8(a) companies. The Defense Department is meeting with Native American groups to discuss these changes and their affects.

The government is also facing problems because of a recent court case that ruled that HUBZone companies take precedence over other small businesses. Since few Native American corporations are in Historically Underutilized Business Zones which are normally in large urban areas this ruing will also limit their chances of getting sole source awards. This means that Native American companies may have to compete for these contracts as if a HUBZone company wants the business and it is decided to sole source it they must get it.

The government has in the past justified these contracts as a way to help disadvantaged groups at the cost of a small amount of inefficiency and the chance of slightly higher prices. The current deficit situation and the desire to increase efficiency as well as Steven’s exemption of his home state businesses have led to a reevaluation of these processes. The end result may be a significant decrease in the amount of work these companies now get from the government or increased costs for them as they must bid on contracts. Either result limits the effect of the Federal spending on their communities which was the whole point of the program in the first place.

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Small Businesses Are Starting to Organize Against Federal "Insourcing" of Contractor Jobs

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One of the Obama Administration’s acquisition reform initiative is to reduce contractor jobs and where appropriate replace them with civil servants. This “insourcing” is now starting to face…

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Small Businesses Are Starting to Organize Against Federal "Insourcing" of Contractor Jobs

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One of the Obama Administration’s acquisition reform initiative is to reduce contractor jobs and where appropriate replace them with civil…

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English government procurement rules too inflexible for most businesses

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The English government has been trying to expand the participation of small businesses in its procurements. Now a survey of 500 small and medium businesses finds that most are not willing to make the effort to bid on government work due to the complexity and formality of the procurement process. This has also been a criticism in the US. The government RFP, proposal and evaluation process is too complicated most businesses to make the effort. One advantage that the US does have over the UK is that they do not charge companies for access to their listings of available contracts. Most of that is now done via the web for free.

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Small Businesses Won Record $93.3 Billion in Federal Contracts

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small businesses won a record $93.3 billion in federal prime contracts in Fiscal Year 2008 (Oct. 1, 2007-Sept. 30, 2008), an increase of almost $10 billion from 2007, according to the U.S.

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Bio-Clean International, Inc. Announces Service-Disabled Veteran Segment Wins $6.4 Billion in Federal Contracts

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bio-Clean International, Inc. (Pink Sheets:BCLE) (www.biocleaninternational.com) announced today that according to an SBA News Release of August 21, 2009, “Small Businesses Won a Record $93.3 Billion in Federal Contracts,” of which $6.4 billion were awarded to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.” John P. Finn, President of American Bio Clean Corporation said, “According to the SBA Annual Contracting Scorecard, small

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