GovEvolve works to mitigate the impediments to federal procurement of emerging technologies through direct policymaker and stakeholder engagement.
2020 Policy Priorities
Ensure a robust and diverse federal contracting sector that maximizes acquisition opportunities
Obtain an SBA class waiver for bulk commercially available off-the-shelf laptops and tablets under NAICS 334111 and PSC 7435.
Require federal prime contractors to utilize small business subcontractors listed on their subcontracting plans.
Create a separate ITVAR IT NAICS code that would result in less confusion when procuring these much-needed items.
Align the SBA’s small business size standards to keep pace with the federal government’s larger buying trends by ensuring NAICS codes used by resellers reflect the size of contracts/task orders being awarded by federal agencies.
Reduce the complexity of reseller or publisher’s licensing agreements to ensure federal government compliance by developing uniform requirements governmentwide.
Increase utilization of sole source awards for small businesses by raising thresholds, removing option years and streamlining requirements for sole source contracts.
Adopt a five-year average for employee-based NAICS for the purposes of size determination to allow small businesses to successfully transition into full and open competition.
Accelerate public sector adoption of emerging technologies
Continue to hold the federal government accountable on implementing the IT modernization plan laid out by Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), as well as maintain preference and small business opportunities in all federal agencies as FITARA is implemented.
Promote the need for federal agencies to consider emerging technologies in FITARA implementation. Emerging technologies can solve many of the legacy issues plaguing federal agencies’ IT modernization efforts.