Large Corporations and Federal Contracting Officers are not being punished for missing their small business procurement goals and are not being prosecuted for fraudulent contracting.
federal laws known as "Liquidated Damages" clauses establish penalties
for prime contractors when they are non-compliant with small business
goals. Because this law has never been enforced by the SBA and
Department of Justice, most prime contractors never achieve the small
business goals required in their federal contracts.
federal law establishes that misrepresenting the size of a firm in order
to illegally receive federal contracts and subcontracts is a felony
with penalties of up to 10 years in prison, a fine up to $500,000,
cancellation of all contracts and debarment from selling to the
government. Federal policy should require the SBA to respond to any
protest against any firm that misrepresents its size, regardless of
whether or not the contract is a small business set-aside. Section 16(d)
of federal code makes no differentiation as to the type of the
contract; therefore current SBA policy is illegal and does not address
the magnitude of the problem.
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