Air Force explores award-fee kickers for small biz

The Air Force's new plan announced in early February to increase small business contracting was a highlight during AFCEA Northern Virginia Air Force IT day held in Vienna on Feb. 23.

One of the main objectives could be to financially reward vendors for how they meet their contracting goals, reports Federal News Radio.

The Air Force in currently exploring adding "award fee kickers" to other incentives for companies that exceed small business goals and while the amount has not been determined, the effort is a way to create meaningful change, said Joseph McDade, director of the Air Force's Office of Small Business Programs, at the event, according to the radio report.

Reader Comments

Tue, Mar 6, 2012 Editor

Bryan, thanks for the comment.

Tue, Mar 6, 2012 bryan DC

Valerie - because a lot of programs cannot be run by small businesses. i think the idea behind this is to make large businesses awarded more sub contracts and/or task orders to small businesses they team with. as opposed to hoarding all the work (money) for themselves.

Mon, Feb 27, 2012 Valerie Dayton, Ohio

Or here is an idea...why not award DIRECTLY to the small business?? Jeeze...

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