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The Challenges of Competing for Public Contracts as a Small Business (Part III)

We are not against anyone, but we are for equity. -Joseph Gould, Jr.

Often by the time the procurement offices on behalf of the buying department to promote a contracting opportunity, the prime contractor in charge of the project has already got a team in mind and the wheels in motion.

Another common scenario is when an agency puts out a request for proposals (RFP) because it is legally obliged to; meanwhile, their intention is to give the contract to the firm already doing the work.

In fact, it often seems like DBE and other small business programs are not designed really to help small, minority, and women owned business but to create a paper trail to keep the Inspector General away from the agencies' store front.

Do you agree or disagree?

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Debra W. Gould, MS

President & CEO Debra Gould & Associates, Inc.

Telephone: (504) 244-6576

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