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Are You Interested In Using Small Business?

In using the Multiple Award Schedules Program (Schedules), both GSA and the Department of Defense (DoD) continue to be strong advocates of small business.  To promote the maximum use of small businesses, GSA strongly encourages agencies to leverage Schedules in identifying small business contractors and to consider at least one small business, veteran-owned small business, service disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, women-owned small business, or small disadvantaged business when placing an order. The DoD, in a recent memorandum, similarly suggests that contracting officers include at least two small businesses in the competitive mix when using Schedules. Both agencies also highlight ordering activities’ ability to use socio-economic status as an evaluation factor in determining best value when using Schedules. Also, be sure to read the Office of Management and Budget's memo for Chief Acquisition Officers, Increasing Small Business Participation in Federal Contracting.

To learn more about how you can utilize small businesses when ordering from Schedules, visit GSA’s Small Business Utilizationpage. More information on how GSA helps small businesses can also be found on “How We Help.”

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<p>Hello!</p><p>DOC Development, Inc is&nbsp;a Small Minority Business Enterprise, DOT&nbsp;DBE, FSS Contract Holder # V797P-2103D.&nbsp; We&nbsp;are a Supplier of Medical, Janitorial, and Safety Supplies and we are looking to TEAM with a Large company on a long term contract.&nbsp; Please visit our site and review our capabilities <a href="http://www.doc-development.com">www.doc-development.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Do you already have the Contract?&nbsp; We would be willing to team on contracts.</p>
<p>No. We are searching to team with a company that already has a contract and be a part of their Supply Chain.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Do you already have the Contract?&nbsp; We would be willing to team on contracts.</p>
VA FSS Service
<p>For purchases made under the VA Federal Supply Schedule Program, VA ordering facilities may:</p><ol><li>Consider socioeconomic status when identifying contractors for consideration or competition for award of an order or Schedule BPA; and</li><li>Include socioeconomic status as an evaluation criteria and subsequently sued as a primary evaluation factor in source selection</li></ol><p>Additionally, VA and GSA Schedule Programs recommend that, at a minimum, ordering activities consider at least one of each of the following: small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, women-owned small business, economically disadvantaged women-owned small business, and a small disadvantaged small business (including 8(a)).&nbsp; When an order exceeds the micropurchase threshold ($3,000), and two or more items at the same delivered price will satisfy the requirement, the ordering activity should give preference to the item offered by the small business.</p><p>VA Schedule orders placed with small businesses may be reported as accomplishments toward an ordering activity&rsquo;s small business goals; therefore it is to their benefit to place orders with various small businesses and socioeconomic categories.</p><p>VA ordering activities are <strong><u>not </u></strong>authorized to restrict competition and/or award sole source contracts to small business concerns for orders placed against mandatory VA Schedule contracts (Schedules 65 &amp; 66), and <strong><u>must</u></strong> use the authorities in FAR 8.405-6(b) for these types of sole source actions.&nbsp; For VA FSS actions made under the <u>non-mandatory 621 Schedules</u>, ordering activities are required to include SDVOSB and VOSB evaluation factors.&nbsp; The remaining socioeconomic categories are given preference in the following order: Section 8(a), HUBZone small businesses, and any other small business contracting preference, including women-owned small businesses.&nbsp; It should be noted that orders placed through the VA Prime Vendor program do not count towards small business goals, unless the Prime Vendor is a small business.</p><p>To learn more about how the VA utilizes small business or the VA Mentor-Protégé Program, visit the <a href="http://www.va.gov/osdbu/">VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization</a> page.</p><p>Please contact the VA FSS Help Desk to discuss this issue further or for additional information.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>- VA FSS Service</p><p>(p) 708 786 7737</p><p>(e) <a href="mailto:helpdesk.ammhinfss@va.gov">helpdesk.ammhinfss@va.gov</a></p>
<p>Not anymore, as of yesterday. Set-asides for small businesses are descretionary. See:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-02/pdf/2011-27786.pdf">http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-02/pdf/2011-27786.pdf</a></p>
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<p>There is a wealth of information on Mentoring at GSA&#39;s Mentor-Protégé Program: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105301</p>
<p>Hello!</p><p>Innovative Science Engineering and Management LLC is an advanced technology engineering company providing services in the areas of energy, propulsion, and advanced materials. Please, visit our web site to evaluate our capabilities. Evidently, we are looking at some large companies who would find a best fit with our capabilities and will be willing to partner with us.</p><p>The web site is:</p><p><a href="http://www.isemllc.com">www.isemllc.com</a></p><p>Please, feel free to contact me for any further information.</p><p>Dr. J. M. Mehta, MBA</p><p>President, ISEM LLC</p><p><a href="http://www.isemllc.com">www.isemllc.com</a></p>
<p>Hello all,</p><p>My company Development Faction, LLC is a CCR registered and certified small business concern.&nbsp; We are a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) &amp; Geospatial service provider.&nbsp; We are looking for some larger companies that might be interested in working with us.&nbsp; Take a look at our website for more information about what we can do.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.devfaction.com">http://devfaction.com</a></p><p>Please feel free to contact us anytime should an opportunity arise.</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>Matt</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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