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Congressional Hearing Update - 6/13

House Committee on Small Business Hearing
"PUtting the Strategy in Sourcing: Challenges and Opportunities for Smalll Business Contractors"
June 13, 2013
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2360
10 AM

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On Thursday June 13, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce will hold a hearing titled, Putting the Strategy in Sourcing: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Business Contractors.  The hearing will be held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will be webstreamed live HERE.

Here is a summary of the hearing objectives:
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the effects of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) on small business. Specifically, the hearing will address the following areas:

1. the Administrations' new strategic sourcing council and its efforts to make strategic sourcing mandatory

2. the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) and OASIS Small Business (OASIS SB) contracts, and

3. FSSI commodity initiatives currently under consideration by the GSA.

Here are the witnesses. Please note they did not confirm the testimony of Professor Samuel Bornstein, who would share his research on the negative impact of FSSI on small business:

Opening statement:
Richard Hanna (R-NY)

Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel 1 

  •   The Honorable Stan Z. Soloway, President and CEO, Professional Services Council, Arlington, VA
  •   Robert A. Burton, Senior Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, DC
  • Roger Waldron, President, The Coalition for Government Procurement
  • Trey Hodgkins, Senior Vice President, Global Public Sector, TechAmerica, Washington, DC

Panel 2

  •   The Honorable Joseph G. Jordan, Admistrator, Office of Federal Procurment Policy, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Jeff Koses, Director, Office of Acquisition Operations, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration, Washington, DC



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