The annual Scorecard is an assessment tool to (1) measure how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals, (2) provide accurate and transparent contracting data and (3) report agency-specific progress. The prime and subcontracting component goals include goals for small businesses, small businesses owned by women, small disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).
Every two years, the SBA works with each agency to set their prime and subcontracting goals and their grades are based on the agreed upon goals. Each federal agency has a different small business contracting goal, negotiated biannually in consultation with SBA. SBA ensures that the sum total of all of the goals exceeds the 23 percent target established by law.
Each agency’s overall grade will show an A+ for agencies that meet or exceed 120 percent of their goals, an A for those between 100 percent and 119 percent, a B for 90 to 99 percent, a C for 80 to 89 percent, a D for 70 to 79 percent and an F for less than 70 percent. An agency’s overall grade is comprised of three quantitative measures: prime contracts (80 percent), subcontracts (10 percent) and its progress plan for meeting goals (10 percent).
Scorecard Calculation Method
2011 Small Business Procurement Scorecard Overview
The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-50) established an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for participation by small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. On December 16, 2003, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-183) was passed by Congress. Section 308 of the Act (Public Law 108-183) established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC). This procurement program provides that federal contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSBCs and award a sole source or set-aside contract where certain criteria are met. The Small Business Administration has issued an interim final rule, establishing a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program. This program establishes the criteria to be used in federal contracting to determine service-disabled veteran status; business ownership and control requirements; guidelines for establishing sole source and set-aside procurement opportunities; and protest and appeal procedures for SDVOSBC procurements.
The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Procurement Program is to provide procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, as well as the authority to make sole source awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns if certain conditions are met. (See Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 13 C.F.R. § 125.8-125.10).
In order to be eligible for the SDVOSBC, you and your business must meet the following criteria: • The Service Disabled Veteran (SDV) must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense • The SDVOSBC must be small under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement • The SDV must unconditionally own 51% of the SDVOSBC • The SDVO must control the management and daily operations of the SDVOSBC • The SDV must hold the highest officer position in the SDVOSBC.
So if you meet the above qualifications and have past business experience, please get your certifications because there are special set asides waiting for you.
Can You Find Your Time? Join me and my special guest speaker Gloria-Jean Brown, Time Management Expert, as she provides much need help and advice on how to use your time effectively. This is a live event and if you can’t attend a live webinar. So you have no excuse not to attend. It is a Brown Bag Luncheon which means it will happen at 12:30 to 1:30pm. Sit at your desk to watch and listen or attend the event live. Registration is needed for the live event as well as the webinar. So Register today and come and get some great advice and help on how you can manage your time better. Stop being overwhelmed and stop saying “I need more hours” , I can’t get anything done. REGISTER TODAY AND I WILL SEE YOU AT THE EVENT!
So you’re convinced that contracting with the federal government is a smart way to grow your business. But how do you find out about available contracts in the first place? This section lists the information you need to get started, including ways that you can gain an advantage over your competition.
So here are some of the ways that can help you navigate the Contracting Opportunities. Start with 1, 2 or even 3 and work your way down. These are the more popular ways of getting a contract. But as I have stated before building those relationships and networking are key to obtaining small or large contracts.
GREAT NEWS and more news to come, Smart Business Empowerment Group is announcing New Programs for 2013. We are excited about what will be happening with the SBEG and hope you will join this dynamic and smart business group. SBEG determined that the best method of assisting small and minority businesses improve the ways of finding contracts so that the businesses can become successful.
For partnering, working together, sharing ideas and buying from each other the Smart Business Empowerment Group is taking on new exciting ways to help you with your business so that you can find out what is going on in this market. You can be the driving force in your success.
Starting next year we are implementing the SBEG Partner Series which may involve:
- Brown Bags- a series of informative sessions covering a wide range of topics and facilitated by professionals in the fields of expertise.
- Targeted Networking-Meetings that will be focused networking with specifici sectors
- Webinars-SBEG Webinars are designed to increase awareness of the government contracting environment for small businesses. The webinars will occur once a month
- Match-Ups- Every two or three months the SBEG will hosts an event at which SBEG Partner Companies are matched directly with goverment agencies or prime contractors for face-to face- meetings to discuss future contracting opportunities.
- Every month SBEG Membership will hold their general membership meetings on the 3rd Thursday’s of the month
Membership is free for brown bag events and all members meet with the SBEG staff to determine the best method of providing assistance
Monthly meetings to update businesses on contracting information and processes.
Many people ask why should I attend a Boot Camp? What is the purpose of a boot camp and what will it prove?
Yes there are many seminars, workshops and summits and so forth that are presented these days and are full of information from different perspectives. But at some point in time you need to attend something that will continue to fill your mind up with tools and resources. You must always continue to seek out knowledge because knowledge as they say is power. And without knowledge you don’t have the power, skill or talent to succeed.
Therefore when you see a seminar or workshop, you will need to make the decision to attend or pass it up. You must look at it carefully and determine if that seminar or workshop fits into what I am trying to do.
As a government contractor, sought after speaker and trainer I know what it is like to have the mind filled with knowledge. That gives me the power to establish myself in my field and stand out among the crowd. Do you have that desire and do you need to continue your education to stand out among the crowd?
Well attending a seminar is to get lots of helpful information. There are usually various speakers or one speaker and each speaker provides their perspective on what information being presented. It is an excellent way to learn what if any type of training you might need next.
While a worskhop/boot camp provides the education that you need. Workshops/boot camps provide necessary tools and resources to position you for the next chapter in your career, business or life.
So the Smart Business Empowerment Group/Client Business Services is having a Boot Camp. It is called “Government Accelerator Boot Camp Intensive” (GABI) and it is happening next month. So if you have been waiting for a workshop/boot camp that will help you get started into government contracting or if you are stalled in government contracting and need to know what to do next, then the GABI is your next step. Workshops/boot camps like this one is only presented once or twice a year. It is not a workshop/boot camp that shows up every month. Why because information is always changing quite frequently. Therefore when a workshop/boot camp like this comes around, and you need it the best thing you can do for yourself is to take it. Not later but now because you never know when it will be there again and right now the training is affordable. I can’t say that it will always be affordable but right now it is. While there are so many others out there. This one will not overload you with so much stuff because the worse thing you can do is to overwhelmed a person with too much information that it didn’t do them any good to attend the workshop. We will only equip you with the tools that you need to get you started and then some. So if you need to get this information right now, then I urge you to register today!
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