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Russ Nielsen
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Some small businesses are calling into question the benefits of the Obama administration's strategic sourcing initiative. They say the agencies are mandating the use of the office supplies BPA and...
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By signing the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, President Obama re-authorized for three years the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program, which exempts large defense contractors from required subcontracting reporting as well as any penalty of non-compliance with the Small Business Act.

Originally established as a test program in 1990, the CSPTP is a Department of Defense program that allows major prime defense contractors to avoid complying with their small business goals by eliminating specific small business reporting requirements for individual contracts. It also exempts these large defense firms from the "liquidated damages" clause mentioned before.

The American Small Business League has long maintained that the CSPTP allows large defense contractors to circumvent the Small Business Act, which requires that 23 percent of all federal contracts (including subcontracts). In October 2010, five members of Congress sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office, demanding an investigation into the CSPTP program's effectiveness. Their concern was that the 21-year-old program has never been evaluated for its effectiveness. As of yet (Feb. 2012), their request for an investigation has not been honored.

For more information contact stopFSSI.org
4949 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 221, Bethesda, MD 20814‐6067
(301) 652‐7410 – info@stopFSSI.org– www.stopFSSI.org
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In a time when we and our Administration should be focused on job creation and retention, the General Services Administration (GSA), with marching orders from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has moved forward with the implementation of a second round of FSSI purchase agreements, regardless of the lack of savings created during the first round of contracts, or the unprecedented impacts to small business contractors within the GSA programs caused by this new set of strategic sourcing agreements.
We thank you for taking the time to visit our site, and encourage you to learn more about the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI). FSSI is not only responsible for hurting hundreds of Small B...
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GSA has been implementing a new procurement policy that favors two large contractors and 13 small ones while causing massive layoffs and business closures at hundreds of other small businesses throughout country.GSA is receiving a kickback of a 2% fee of all the money they funnel to these few contractors. In the last two years, GSA received a kickback of $9,463,066 from these 15 contractors on total sales of $473,153,324.00!Plus GSA is rewarding contractors that are known to be cheating the system. Even after the whistle has been blown, GSA Officials continue the let the contractors reap the rewards of the privilege to work with the government instead of cutting them off. So yes besides the wasteful spending, there is fraud and mismanagement going on as well.
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The Small Business Administration exempts small businesses from over $100 billion worth of federal contracts and the GSA exempts small businesses from eligibility for over $40 billion worth of federal contracts each year.

The SBA has a policy of excluding small businesses from eligibility for $100 billion worth of federal contracts from the acquisitions budget, which violates the congressional intent of the Small Business Act, which clearly states that small businesses must receive 23 percent of 'total federal prime contracts'.

Federal regulators exempt GSA Schedule contracts from small business set-aside, despite congressional mandate in the Small Business Act, which states that all federal acquisitions in the simplified acquisition threshold (contracts valued between $3,000 and $150,000) must be set-aside for small businesses. The SBA and FAR council essentially repealed this valuable piece of legislation by exempting all acquisitions on the GSA schedule from small business set-asides.

For more information contact stopFSSI.org
4949 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 221, Bethesda, MD 20814‐6067
(301) 652‐7410 – info@stopFSSI.org– www.stopFSSI.org
We thank you for taking the time to visit our site, and encourage you to learn more about the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI). FSSI is not only responsible for hurting hundreds of Small B...
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By signing the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, President Obama re-authorized for three years the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program, which exempts large defense contractors from r...
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Want the truth about what is really going on at the GSA? Here are the facts…

In a time when we and our Administration should be focused on job creation and retention, Obama gave Dan Gordon (OMB) and Martha Johnson (GSA) the green light to implement the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI). The result is 3,000 small and small disadvantaged businesses, to include service disabled veterans, being put under and 30,000 jobs going to the unemployment line, private sector jobs.

Why? GSA in their infinite wisdom formed Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA’s) from with inside the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program. BPA’s are usually formed at the government agency or military activity level per the ADM 4800 Eligibility Order issued by the GSA. Certain classifications were targeted, such as office supplies, class 75. The result was a reduction of 500 companies to 15 by issuing a BPA that supposedly reduces operational overheads. Companies already vetted and issued GSA Schedule contracts.

Companies awarded a FSSI BPA included Office Depot, Office Max and Staples all of whom have been brought up on fraud charges under 31 USC 3729 and SEC charges and were fined and penalized for millions of dollars. On the second round of FSSI BPA’s that were awarded, originally only 12 companies were awarded this BPA. Staples forced their way in by threatening litigation against another contractor. So you have the GSA rewarding contractors that are known to be cheating the system. Even after the whistle has been blown, GSA Officials continue the let the contractors reap the rewards of the privilege to work with the government instead of cutting them off. So yes besides the wasteful spending, there is fraud and mismanagement going on as well.

GSA is receiving a kickback of a 2% fee of all the money they funnel to these few contractors. In the last two years, GSA received a kickback of $9,463,066 from these 15 contractors on total sales of $473,153,324.00! GSA claims to expect a $48 million annual savings (less than 7% of annual Schedule 75 spending) by issuing the BPA’s. If that’s the case, why wouldn’t GSA accept more offers that ensure continued competition, thus increasing the governments savings? Why shut out new offers and increased competition? The fifteen awardees garnered less than 25% of GSA schedule 75 sales in 2009. Additionally, 66% of those sales were captured by (big surprise) Office Depot and Staples (large business concerns). BPA’s are not mandatory and I hope that agencies continue to purchase from GSA awardees that they like, based upon the “best value” or developed relationships.

How about some more truth or have you had enough? Why does the DOJ turn down 85% of all fraud cases filed? Why did Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Sponseller meet Ex Parte with Federal judge, T. Rawles Jones in the U.S. Eastern District located in Alexandria, VA, after hours, to intentionally derail a fraud settlement that was in the process of paying millions of dollars back to the U.S. Taxpayers?

What should we expect next, the closing of Schedule 70 to new offers ($16 billion a year in sales), when the government issues fifteen BPA’s with an expected savings of $1.2 billion annually? There is already in the works a FSSI BPA for Schedule 70, and no one seems to have any idea that it is happening. OMB has already outlined that after the Schedule 70, several others are to follow as per a report put out by Jack Kelly on April 5, 2012.

The Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiatives (FSSI), National Information Technology Commodity Program (NITCP), and OASIS programs represent the Death of Small Business Federal Contracting in America, and are poised to greatly damage the US economy through drastic drastic job loss, and cannibalization of the tax basis. The unintended consequences of these programs have already impacted over 500 Small Businesses… and counting. It is our hope that you will support this effort based upon the fact that our economy is in a precarious state, and massive unintended job losses of this nature will wreak havoc on our ability to stabilize and rebuild. America has a vested interest in the success of our cause.

stopFSSI.org
4949 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 221, Bethesda, MD 20814‐6067
(301) 652‐7410 – info@stopFSSI.org– www.stopFSSI.org

For more info please call (877) 653-5129 or Visit us on the Web at http://www.NationalOfficeOutlet.com
WASHINGTON — It was a simple scam: Coleen Newton-White, a government contractor, and her husband would take General Services Administration credit cards from the motor pool at Ft. Monroe, Va., and use...
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GSA is rewarding contractors that are known to be cheating the system. Even after the whistle has been blown, GSA Officials continue the let the contractors reap the rewards of the privilege to work with the government instead of cutting them off. So yes besides the wasteful spending, there is fraud and mismanagement going on as well.

stopFSSI.org
4949 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 221, Bethesda, MD 20814‐6067
(301) 652‐7410 – info@stopFSSI.org– www.stopFSSI.org

For more info please call (877) 653-5129 or Visit us on the Web at http://www.NationalOfficeOutlet.com
By LARRY MARGASAK, Associated Press – 6 hours ago. WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration's internal watchdog said Wednesday that employees are heeding his call to report wrongdoing...
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GSA has been implementing a new procurement policy that favors two large contractors and 13 small ones while causing massive layoffs and business closures at hundreds of other small businesses throughout country.

GSA is receiving a kickback of a 2% fee of all the money they funnel to these few contractors. In the last two years, GSA received a kickback of $9,463,066 from these 15 contractors on total sales of $473,153,324.00!

Plus GSA is rewarding contractors that are known to be cheating the system. Even after the whistle has been blown, GSA Officials continue the let the contractors reap the rewards of the privilege to work with the government instead of cutting them off. So yes besides the wasteful spending, there is fraud and mismanagement going on as well.

stopFSSI.org
4949 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 221, Bethesda, MD 20814‐6067
(301) 652‐7410 – info@stopFSSI.org– www.stopFSSI.org

For more info please call (877) 653-5129 or Visit us on the Web at http://www.NationalOfficeOutlet.com
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