11 May Small Business Announcement
If your company is doing business with government contracting at Hanford or other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites, TRIDEC invites you to read the following information concerning potential impacts on you and your business from a recent Small Business Administration (SBA) contracting mandate.
The U.S. Department of Energy is being pressured by SBA to assume direct accountability for small business contract awards. As a result, DOE-Hq. is mandating performance goals to DOE field offices to support this initiative.
As an example, the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office has a new Fiscal Year 2012 key performance goal to establish 5% of its annual funding (approximately $50 million) in direct (prime) small business contracts. The requirement for FY 13 and FY 14 is 10%. For DOE-RL, this amounts to $100 million.
While on the surface this sounds like a good thing, TRIDEC has concerns about the impact of this change to our members and our local economy.
The following link is provided to allow you, our members, to make an informed decision as to whether this new mandate helps, or hinders our local small businesses.