Small Businesses Join to Reform Federal Contracting

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After decades of unsolved problems in the Federal marketplace, the small business community is organizing in a revolutionary nine-week effort to reform government policy on issues like size standards, access to contracts, bundling and subcontracting.

“The time has come for us to stop making the same mistakes we have made for 30 years with respect to the federal budget or to creating jobs.”

“The time has come for us to stop making the same mistakes we have made for 30 years with respect to the federal budget or to creating jobs,” said Fernando V. Galaviz, Chairman of the National Federal Contractors Association (NaFCA), a trade association collaborating with Set-Aside-Alert to lead the community’s efforts for reform in small business federal contracting. “Current policies are not friendly towards creating jobs or providing the government with competitive pricing for the services it expects to receive.”

The kick-off to the community’s drive for change will be held in Falls Church, Virginia, on March 4, 2011, at the first in a series of solutions summit events, focused on size standards. The event is scheduled from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott.

“No longer can we wait for Congress and governmental agencies to provide solutions that work” stated NaFCA’s Director of Advocacy Will Terry Moore. “Small businesses are known to provide jobs and innovative business solutions. If this nation is to grow and to reduce unemployment, we all must support small businesses by providing real solutions to their problem issues.

The community began to submit solutions 60 days before the summit. These solutions will be presented and expanded upon at each summit event. Then organized discussion groups will be

charged with the responsibility to further develop and vet solutions discussed, returning after three weeks to present them to the industry, which will select the best option to turn into legislative language.
Following the summit on size standards, are a summit on subcontracting in June/July and a summit on the issue of bundling in September/October.

About NaFCA
The National Federal Contractors Association (NaFCA) is a proactive, advocacy organization representing and advancing the agenda of U.S. small business. NaFCA protects and promotes the growth of technology-based small businesses in the government procurement marketplace.

About Set Aside Alert
Business Research Services, publishers of top-quality directories of minority and woman-owned businesses, was founded in 1984. Located in Washington, D.C., the company currently publishes business directories and electronic directory products, as well as Set-Aside Alert, the leading newsletter for small, minority, and woman-owned business issues and contracting news.


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