REP. CLARKE SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESSES
was approved by the House by a vote of 409-13 and will ensure small business owners have the opportunity to compete for contracts from the federal government.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy in central Brooklyn and across
The Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act:
- Gives small businesses a better opportunity at government contracts by making it harder for government agencies to bundle contracts into billion dollar super-contracts
- Makes changes to ensure more federal contracts are available to small firms
- Takes steps to ensure that large corporations are not able to take advantage of small business contracting programs, and requires the Small Business Administration to reach out to small businesses regarding the opportunities to compete for government contracts.
In recent years, the federal government has failed to ensure small businesses have the opportunity to compete for government contracts. For the past six years, the federal government has failed to meet its 23 percent small business contracting goal. This failure costs small businesses almost $10 billion in lost contracting opportunities. Additionally, the federal government has incorrectly credited small businesses with receiving $12 billion in contracts that were awarded to large businesses.
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