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January 8, 2012

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how is it that our administration can claim to be so pro jobs, when they endorse programs that decimate small business and destroy the hopes and dreams of thousands of american workers?   for those of you unfamiliar with the program i’m referring to, meet strategic sourcing. this is one of the most shortsighted and controversial initiatives being pursued by the current administration in an effort to curb  waste in commodity based supply and technology procurements.

while strategic sourcing is sound in theory, and very effective in the private sector, there is significant mounting evidence supporting that its use in the public sector is not creating near the originally anticipated savings.  further, a leading national economist has already testified in a small business council hearing that the overlooked effects of government strategic sourcing on small business, in the way of closures, and on the economy as result of these closures, results in a net increase to federal spend, not a savings.

the american taxpayer is going to be caught by surprise by this, as on the surface, strategic sourcing sounds like a good way for someone as large as the government to buy. however, the facts are simple and straightforward, and research shows that unless you completely overlook the devastation to the small business community, strategic sourcing in the public sector is toxic to to small business growth in technology and supplies contracting.

while many may say so what… think of the effects of the immediate loss of national revenues associated with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. think of the associated forclosures,  defaults and undue burdens this will put on thousands of families in a time of economic instability. my opinion is that it’s just not right, and something needs to be done.

 

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2 Comments
  1. Eric permalink

    The FSSI (federal strategic sourcing initiative) goes against the whole idea of the government encouraging free market competition so the taxpayers get a fair price on its spend. FSSI also violates the mandate from the GSA to support small business growth.According to the home page of the FTC website: “promotes competition in industries where consumer impact is high, such as health care, real estate, oil & gas, technology, and consumer goods” so, basically the FSSI violates a prime definition of fair competition AS DEFINED BY THE GOVERNMENT. Maybe we should let the FTC have a little talk with the GSA.

  2. fssi is in the process of wrecking our 37 year old business. isn’t there anybody in washington who determines the effect of their proclamations on small businesses.

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