According to the news website TheHill.com, many small businesses that contract with the federal government fear proposed changes to regulations will push them out of the bidding process.
The joint proposal from the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA requires agencies to write a report when they choose not to buy supplies or services through existing government contracts.
In the report, the contracting officer must compare the price of the goods or services selected with the prices offered through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), a program the government created to streamline government purchases.
But small businesses say that what appears to be a simple administrative change could dismantle the Small Business Act (See embedded PDF below).
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Small Business Investment Act of 1958