Inclusion of Small Biz Contracting Reforms in NDAANovember 7, 2012
NSBA is encouraging Members on the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) to incorporate the small business contracting reform provisions included in the House-passed Fiscal Year 2013 (FY 13) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 4310) into the final FY 13 bill. These provisions include language addressing everything from contracting bundling and an increase in government-wide small business contracting goals to increasing transparency and ensuring that small business are actually the ones benefiting from the contracts set aside on their behalf.
In addition to the above-referenced provisions, NSBA is also encouraging Members to include two key bipartisan bills: the Small Business Contracting Fraud Prevention Act (S. 633) and the Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act (S. 2172) into the final version of the FY 13 NDAA. These bills will help to eliminate instances of fraud and abuse, and remove the arbitrary limit on sole source contracts to women-owned small businesses.
NSBA is urging all small-business owners to take a minute TODAY to send a letter to your Senator encouraging them to include this critical language in the final FY 13 NDAA.