Lawmakers are trying to do something about the fact that federal agencies have failed to meet small business contracting goals for six consecutive years. A new law requires senior agency employees to defend future failures in their performance reviews and bonus discussions. That and several others measures aimed at helping small businesses compete for federal contracts are included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 that was signed into law by President Obama this week.
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) called the legislation “the culmination of a comprehensive effort to reform contracting policy so that small businesses can better compete in the federal procurement marketplace.” Graves said his 112th Congress committee had prioritized “the concerns of small contractors who want to seek business opportunities with the federal government” and had “uncovered various barriers that made it harder for small businesses to succeed.”
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