The Government's Role in Aiding Small Business Federal Subcontracting Programs in the United States

35 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2006

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Major Clark

Government of the United States of America - Office of Advocacy

Chad M. Moutray

National Association of Manufacturers

Radwan Saade

Government of the United States of America - Office of Advocacy

Date Written: September 22, 2006

Abstract

Historically, small business in the U.S. has received a share of federal procurement dollars not quite commensurate with its relative importance in the U.S. economy. While 99.7 percent of all employer firms are small, they receive about 23 percent of direct federal procurements and close to 40 percent in subcontracting dollars. While subcontracting has been a part of the federal procurement framework, it has not received the same focus and attention as the prime contracting program. This paper is a cursory review of the procurement policy framework in the U.S. from 1958 to present, with a focus on the steps to improve the American small business subcontracting program in order to accommodate greater participation by these businesses in new and emerging global markets.

Keywords: small business, procurement, subcontracting, subcontracts, federal, policy

JEL Classification: H57

Suggested Citation

Clark, Major and Moutray, Chad M. and Saade, Radwan, The Government's Role in Aiding Small Business Federal Subcontracting Programs in the United States (September 22, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=938716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.938716

Major Clark (Contact Author)

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Chad M. Moutray

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Radwan Saade

Government of the United States of America - Office of Advocacy ( email )

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Washington, DC
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