Army Distributed Learning Education and Training Products: Small business set-aside
The death of set-asides
at the federal, state and local levels would be devastating for many black businesses.
Rhee wrote that GAO misinterpreted the law when it ruled that HUBZone companies should take priority over all others in set-aside
program is part of the bill to spend $173 billion on highway construction and repair over the next six years.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority's minority contracting set-aside
program was recently overturned in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Targeted most avidly are government-funded minority set-aside
contracts, such as those of the FCC's Minority Tax Certificate Program and those in the U.
Ruling on a protest by Mission Critical Solutions of Tampa, FL, GAO told the Army it should have considered a HUBZone set-aside
for a follow-on contract for IT support even though the work had previously been set aside for an 8(a) firm.
The officials added that the three-year moratorium on set-aside
programs, which have proved to be the most hotly debated type of affirmative action, would include such stringent conditions for reintroducing the programs that it was doubtful they would ever return.
Opportunities on the local government level dwindled when the Court threw out municipal set-asides
Health Advocates is a leading provider of Medicare set-aside
cost containment services to insurance payors primarily within the workers' compensation industry.
In deciding a bid protest last fall, GAO said HUBZone firms are legally entitled to priority in set-asides
over SDVs because of the wording of the laws establishing the two programs.
Advocates for set-asides
expect the stiffest resistance to increased SDB involvement to come from the major prime contractors that build the ships, tanks, missiles, rockets, jet fighters, radar systems--the hardware that makes up our complex network of national defense.