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ASA’s Andrew Christ Hosts SBA Administrator Guzman

On Monday, Andrew Christ, an ASA Board Member and owner of Compass Constructors located in Kansas City, (MO), hosted the Small Business Administrator (SBA) Guzman at his company.  The SBA Administrator spent about ninety minutes with Andrew and his colleagues visiting his facility and discussing ways in which the SBA can assist businesses like Compass Constructors.  What an awesome opportunity!

On February 6, 2024, Andrew testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee.  The committee hearing examined the impacts that the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standard decisions have on small businesses in the federal procurement marketplace. The hearing also reviewed how government decisions and red tape can prohibit small businesses from fully participating in federal procurement.

In his testimony, Andrew addressed the latter, offering comments on small business contracting reform within the federal government relating to the requirements for past performance and qualifications, the use of payment and performance bonds, the impact of continuing resolutions (CRs) on small businesses, and the bundling of contracts into Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) or Single Award Task Order Contracts (SATOCs).

Additionally, he addressed ASA’s continued support of H.R. 1740, which deals with bonding requirements for federal water infrastructure projects, and H.R. 2726 relating to change order reform. Finally, Andrew addressed our appreciation to Reps. Stauber (R-MN) and Scholten (D-MI) as cochairs of the Congressional Construction Procurement Caucus.