The Position of Small Business in Government Procurement, Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 2 on Government Procurement and Economic Concentration of ... , 90th Congress, Pursuant to H. Res. 53 ... , October 17 - December 5, 1967; January 23 - July 30, 1968
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Page 3 - It is the declared policy of the Congress that the Government should aid, counsel, assist, and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small-business concerns in order to preserve free competitive enterprise, to insure that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts or subcontracts for property and services for the Government (including but not limited to contracts or subcontracts for maintenance, repair, and construction...
Page 3 - The essence of the American economic system of private enterprise is free competition. Only through full and free competition can free markets, free entry into business, and opportunities for the expression and growth of personal initiative and individual judgment be assured. The preservation and expansion of such competition is basic not only to the economic well-being but to the security of this Nation.
Page 466 - Government should aid, counsel, assist, and protect insofar as is possible, the interests of small-business concerns in order to preserve free competitive enterprise, to insure that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts for supplies and services for the Government be placed with small-business enterprises, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the Nation.
Page 176 - ... where there is a reasonable expectation that bids or proposals will be obtained from a sufficient number of responsible small business concerns so that awards will be made at reasonable prices.
Page 64 - State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Air Force, the...
Page 392 - Section 2304 is amended by adding a new subsection as follows: "(g) In all negotiated procurements in excess of $2,500 in which rates or prices are not fixed by law or regulation and in which time of delivery will permit proposals shall be solicited from the maximum number of qualified sources consistent with the nature and requirements of the supplies or services to be procured, and written or oral discussions shall be conducted with all responsible offerers who submit proposals within a competitive...
Page 198 - ... (If an award for more than $100,000 would be made to a domestic concern if the 12 percent factor is applied, but would not be made if the 6 percent...
Page 659 - I was very much interested in what you had to say about agricultural policy and the technological progress that has been made.
Page 658 - Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, it is a privilege to appear before you today to share with you my experiences in the area of Government procurement policy.