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The OSBP works closely with each DoD component to establish meaningful and attainable targetgoals, which are consistent with DoD's overall goals. Select the following link to learn more about DoD's prime small business goals and subcontracting small business goals. DoD Small Business Goals The DoD small business goal is inclusive of all SDB, WOSB, HUBZone, and SDVOSB awards. That is, it counts all dollars awarded to every type of small business category. This applies to the subcontracting small business goal as well.
Knowledge Review:Which of the following is true regarding agency small business goals?A.The Small Business Administration (SBA) negotiates prime contracting goals with the federal departments.B.The SBA unilaterally directs prime contracting goals with the federal departments.C.Government Accountability Office (GAO) independently audits agency performance and determines prime contracting goals.D.Federal departments determine their federal prime contracting goals.The SBA negotiates with federal departments concerning their prime contracting goals and achievement with small businesses to ensure that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to provide goods and services to the federal government.Which of the following is a Federal Small Business Program?A.Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)B.Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)C.Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)D.Minority-Owned Small Business (MOSB)E.Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)The small business professional plays an important role throughout the acquisition process. Small business professionals can add value to acquisition planning. They can help develop the Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM), thereby reducing/eliminating urgency. They can help define the acquisition strategy and assist the team in developing documentation of small businessissues. Small business professionals assist the team in planning, thereby allowing more time to do proper market research, which will also reduce or eliminate urgency. Additionally, the small business professional can assist the technical team members in understanding such issues as: Small business set-aside and sole source procedures for 8(a), HUBZones, and SDVOSBs.WOSB set-aside rules Better understanding of the procurement history Confirming small business size status and current capabilitiesAs an Acquisition Team member, the small business professional routinely assists in conducting market researchto include both strategic and tactical market research. Strategic market research (market surveillance) involves activities that result in a broad understanding of markets, technologies, business developments, and the products or services of interest. Strategic market research is an ongoing process and is usually not focused on a single
acquisition. The goal of strategic market research is to develop a base of knowledge about the market area of interest and its products or services. This base of knowledge can then be applied to one or more acquisitions to help focus the more detailed tactical market research.
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