Strategic Sourcing Threatens Small Contractors, Reps. Hear

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The government's push toward strategic sourcing, which leverages the government's bulk buying power to reduce prices, could hurt small-business contractors unless carefully managed, contracting advocates warned the House Small Business Committee at a Wednesday hearing.

Witnesses from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the General Services Administration said that smarter purchasing initiatives like strategic sourcing are central to making the government's acquisitions more efficient. But while witnesses from contractor advocates agreed that strategic sourcing is the "right idea" in the big picture, they said government...
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