Construction Set-aside Amendments: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Bank Supervision and Insurance of the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 2029, a Bill to Amend the Small Business Act to Provide that the Program Under which Government Contracts are Set Aside for Small Business Concerns Shall Not Apply in the Case of Contracts for Maintenance, Repair, Or Construction. August 13, 14, and 15, 1963

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Page 50 - This action is based on a determination by the Contracting Officer, alone or in conjunction with a representative of the Small Business Administration that it Is in the interest of maintaining or mobilizing the Nation's full productive capacity, in the interest of war or national defense programs, or in the interest of assuring that a fair proportion of Government procurement Is placed with small business concerns.
Page 138 - 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) be placed with small business enterprises, to insure that a fair proportion of the total sales of Government...
Page 53 - The bidder agrees that, if awarded a contract as a small business persistent labor surplus area concern under the set-aside portion of this procurement, he will perform, or cause to be performed, a substantial proportion of the production in areas classified at the time of award, or at the time of performance of the contract, as persistent labor surplus areas...
Page 110 - 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. Such security and well-being cannot be realized unless the actual and potential capacity of...
Page 204 - In 1-1.706-1 and 1-1.706-2, the entire amount of an individual procurement or class of procurements shall be set aside for exclusive small business participation 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 138 - 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...
Page 52 - ... the procurement shall be divided into a set-aside portion and a non-set-aside portion, each of which shall be not less than an economic production run or reasonable lot. Insofar as...
Page 52 - small business concern" is a concern, including its affiliates, which is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and can further qualify under the criteria set forth in regulations of the Small Business Administration (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Section 121.3-8).
Page 40 - If we are to keep the peace, we need an invulnerable missile force powerful enough to deter any aggressor from even threatening an attack that he would know could not destroy enough of our force to prevent his own destruction. For as I said upon taking the oath of office: 'Only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
Page 50 - ... small business concerns so that awards will be made at reasonable prices. Total set-asides shall not be made unless such a reasonable expectation exists; however, see 1.706-6 as to partial setasides.

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