Small Business Participation in Military Procurement: Joint Hearings Before the Select Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, and Select Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, Under the Sponsorship of Subcommittee No. 2 (Government Procurement) Eighty-second Congress, First Session

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Page 7 - This category includes all contracts for the construction, alteration, or repair of buildings, bridges, roads, or other kinds of real property. It also includes contracts for architect-engineer services related to such construction.
Page 195 - ... deemed by the guaranteeing agency involved to be necessary to expedite production and deliveries or services under a Government contract for the procurement of materials or the performance of services for the national defense. Such determination will be made in each case by a duly authorized certifying officer...
Page 69 - ... determined to be necessary in the public interest during the period of a national emergency declared by the President or by the Congress...
Page 8 - It continues to serve as the point of development of material and procedures designed to facilitate small business participation in military procurement. It should be pointed out that the Munitions Board itself buys nothing nor does it place contracts. Further, we have no authority to designate those individual firms who will receive contracts. What we try to do...
Page 6 - December 18, 1950, he specifically pointed out the necessity for "the aggressive encouragement or requirement of subcontracting by prime contractors." We are pursuing this policy aggressively and procurement officers have been directed to take particular account of the extent of subcontracting the prime contractor is willing to do as one of the factors in the negotiation and pricing of prime contracts.
Page 70 - Perform the central programming functions incident to the determination of the production programs required to meet defense needs. (3) Make determinations as to the provision of adequate facilities for defense production and as to the procedures and methods followed by Executive agencies with respect to the accomplishment of defense production programs, including those with respect to purchasing, contracting, and specifications. (4) Assemble estimated labor supply requirements for the fulfillment...
Page 5 - A break-down of departmental awards to small business for the months of January and March of this year indicates a trend which we hope will continue. The Air Force awarded 11 percent of its total procurement in March to small business as against 10.2 percent in January.
Page 158 - ... available or causing to be made available to suppliers in the United States, and particularly to small independent enterprises, information, as far in advance as possible, with respect to purchases proposed to be financed with funds appropriated under this act, and by making available or causing to be made available to purchasing and contracting agencies of the Department of Defense information as to commodities and services produced -and furnished by small independent enterprises in the United...
Page 6 - The Department of Defense has been acutely aware of the need for widespread subcontracting in order to broaden the mobilization base and to make possible greater participation by small business. In General Marshall's directive of December 18, 1950, he specifically pointed out the necessity for "the aggressive encouragement or requirement of subcontracting by prime contractors.
Page 8 - Board is concerned with policy and monitoring to see that the policy is carried out. Further, we have no authority to designate those individual firms who will receive contracts. What we try to do is to help the smallbusiness man by telling him what work is needed, by what office it will be let , and how to present his case to the procurement offices. In addition, the Office of Small Business works with the staffs of the individual Members of Congress in advising them how best to answer the questions...

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