Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce

Scheduling Success? Issues and Opportunities for Small Businesses on the GSA Schedules
The Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing titled Scheduling Success? Issues and Opportunities for Small Businesses on the GSA Schedules. The hearing began at 2:00 P.M. on June 7, 2012, in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing examined issues and opportunities for small businesses within the GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program. These contracts exist for the easy purchase of commercially available goods and services by all federal agencies, and approximately 10% of all federal contract dollars are spent using MAS contracts. Specifically, the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce will be looking at the following issues: 1) Brooks Act Contracting on the MAS; 2) voluntary set-asides on the MAS; 3) strategic sourcing and the MAS; and 4) GSA’s proposed Demand Based Efficiency Model.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)

Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel 1

  • Thomas Jacobs, Principal, Krueck Sexton Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners, McLean, VA
  • Charles Forman, Executive Vice President, Independent Stationers, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mike Tucker, Owner, George W. Allen Company, Beltsville, MD
    Panel 2

  • William T. Woods, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
  • Steven J. Kempf, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Services, General Services Administration, Washington, DC

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo
  • Press Release
  • Hearing Video