|PSC Testifies before House Small Business Committee on Category Management
June 13, 2018
Arlington, Va. (June 13, 2018)
— The Professional Services Council’s (PSC) executive vice president and counsel Alan Chvotkin will testify today before the House Small Business Committee on the impact of category management on the small business industrial base. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building, or it can be viewed by live stream here
. The hearing will explore the Administration’s approach to utilizing category management principles and will discuss the potential impacts on small businesses.
“Over time, category management has evolved from a management technique to a full-fledged procurement policy,” Chvotkin said. “In fiscal year 2017, the U.S. government spent more than $308 billion to acquire services from federal contractors. As a result, more needs to be done to prevent the unintended consequences of Category Management for businesses of all size, but especially for small business contractors.”
Chvotkin will also outline industry concerns and raise key questions including whether there are sufficient safeguards to ensure competition in the marketplace for small business participants, both now and in the future.
“We applaud Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Velázquez, and the Committee members for continuing the dialogue on this important issue,” Chvotkin continued.
Chvotkin’s full written testimony can be viewed here.
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