Accession Number : ADA585535


Title :   Increasing Opportunities for Small and Local Businesses at the Naval Postgraduate School Through Simplified Acquisitions Contracting


Descriptive Note : Joint applied project


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Jennifer


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a585535.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : The Small Business Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), numerous policy updates, and memorandums direct the Department of the Navy's acquisition community to maximize small business awards and increase access by nontraditional suppliers. This Joint Applied Project (JAP) examines the barriers, tools, and best practices of small business contracting in the simplified acquisition environment, with particular emphasis on targeting requirements and industries for award to small and non-traditional suppliers. Through the Small Business Reservation (SBR), Congress intends that agencies automatically attempt to award contracts below the dollar amount of the Simplified Acquisitions Threshold (SAT) of $150,000.00 through small business set-asides. In theory, the FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisitions Procedures (SAP) is a highly effective tool that can overcome barriers to grow non-traditional and small business suppliers to receive experience, revenue, and positive past performance. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of the Navy (DON) leaders are concerned the SAT contracts are disproportionately benefitting large firms across entire North American Industrial Category System (NAICS) categories. The SAP environment is a flexible tool in government contracting in which to procure from small business vendors. In December 2011, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was granted SAP contracting authority to award fixed firm priced contracts below the simplified acquisition dollar threshold of $150,000.00. As a result, NPS is in an ideal position to serve as the test case for an innovative model of fundamental principles which utilizes best practices of small business contracting. Specifically, this foundational model identifies the tools and best practices to overcome the barriers to small business SAT level awards in the Open Market and Indefinite Delivery Vehicle (IDV) contracting vehicles.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *COMMERCE , *CONTRACTS , *INDUSTRIES , ACCESS , AWARDS , CONGRESS , DELIVERY , ENVIRONMENTS , GRADUATES , LEADERSHIP , MODELS , NAVY , POLICIES , REQUIREMENTS , REVENUE SHARING , SCHOOLS , SIMPLIFICATION , TARGETING , TEST AND EVALUATION , THEORY , THRESHOLD EFFECTS , TOOLS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , VEHICLES , VENDORS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE