Participation of California's Small Businesses in the Federal Procurement System: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on SBA and SBIC Authority, Minority Enterprise, and General Small Business Problems of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, Los Angeles, CA, April 3, 1986

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Page 13 - ... the techniques used by contracting officers to avoid contracting with minority small businesses must be met head-on and if we are able to achieve this — a more proportionate share of business for minority small businesses. Being a small minority business, I, like many of the others are continuously challenged to not only demonstrate current technical capability but to further provide a litany of historical documentation not required of the larger companies. In addition to the obvious barriers,...
Page 14 - Services has consistently been judged technically competent and cost competitive in prior proposal efforts. However, we cannot, nor can anyone, compete in a situation where the rules can be changed to suit the convenience of a local activity. We have determined by our past experience that a proven management technical expertise and our demonstrated positive track record is just not enough to guarantee fairness in today's Federal procurement arena. Procurement and contracting officers at times simply...
Page 65 - Navy research, development, test and evaluation center for air warfare systems (except antisubmarine warfare systems) and missile weapon systems, and the National Range/Facility for Parachute Test and Evaluation.
Page 14 - ... compete in a situation where the rules can be changed to suit the convenience of a local activity. We have determined by our past experience that a proven management technical expertise and our demonstrated positive track record is just not enough to guarantee fairness in today's Federal procurement arena. Procurement and contracting officers at times simply do not fully exercise their authority and responsibility nor do they bring to bear their sensitivity to the needs and demonstrated abilities...
Page 62 - ... qualified as Officer of the Deck (Underway). Soon after reporting to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) 48 at Mayport, Florida, as the Command Master Chief, Hagan was selected as the eighth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. He assumed his current position on August 28, 1992. Hagan's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (with gold star), as well as unit and campaign awards. He is married to the former Catherine Mosher....
Page 8 - Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the committee for allowing me to speak on this most important issue.
Page 13 - ... of business for minority small businesses. Being a small minority business, I, like many of the others are continuously challenged to not only demonstrate current technical capability but to further provide a litany of historical documentation not required of the larger companies. In addition to the obvious barriers, there continues to be an underlying tendency to have small business omitted from the prime contracting mainstream and/or larger requirements of the Federal Procurement system. This...
Page 66 - ... original developer, through the various RDT & E. stages, into pilot production, regardless of business size. This is recognized in Armed Services Procurement Regulations 3-108. (3) It is not uncommon to take advantage of unique and significant industrial know-how by a particular firm, large or small. (4) Hardware purchases for development often require proven critical features available from only one source.
Page 6 - Xoyes follows:) Mr. Chairman and members of the committee: It is my pleasure to appear before this Subcommittee to discuss Greece in conjunction with the Subcommittee's hearings on "Oreece, Spain, and the Southern Strategy of NATO.
Page 65 - Kogers, on my far left, my technical assistant; JE Castaldi, our small business specialist and Mr. MH Marker, counsel. The naval regional procurement office, Los Angeles, is somewhat unique from other Navy field purchasing offices and just a brief summary of our background and mission will, I think, help to put it in the correct perspective as far as contracting is concerned. This office was established in 1943 as the Navy purchasing office.

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