Congress Inches Closer to Pilot Legislation for Mid-size Companies

February 8, 2012

Small and mid-size contractors have been concerned for some time about the prospect of having to compete against the top-tier firms for federal awards once they graduate from the 8(a) program or outgrow the current small-business size standard.

Their concerns have now reached Congress thanks in large measure to Mid-Tier Advocacy, a grassroots organization of small and mid-size companies that is urging lawmakers to consider legislation to establish a Small Business Growth Pilot Program aimed at creating a "mid-size category" within the federal contracting marketplace.

"This legislation and the proposed pilot program will change the dynamics for mid-size firms doing business with the federal government," said Tonya Speed, Mid-Tier Advocacy's executive director. 

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