Protecting & Promoting the Interest of Small Business Federal Contractors

Bundling

President Obama's proposed fiscal 2011 budget includes $720 billion worth of contract work. However, with the (often unenforced) small business contracting goal set at 23 percent, the bulk of these monies do not benefit small contractors. Instead, federal agencies’ procurement practices such as bundling favor big companies and create structural impediments to small business tier growth and even survival. In this environment, large primes all too frequently wipe out or acquire second-tier contractors, while still receiving the greatest share of the federal pie. Therefore, NaFCA champions the increase of small business contracting goals as one means of increasing small business participation in the deferral marketplace.