The SBTC sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee requesting that they discontinue the DOD’s Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program (CSP).  Our membership believes that this 25 year old pilot program makes it more difficult for small businesses to receive subcontracts from large prime contractors, and raises concerns that no substantive research has been done to prove that the CSP has any benefit to small business or the DOD.

If it is continued, the SBTC argues that it should be reformed, with stronger language to protect small business subcontractors, require CSP companies to fully comply with reporting and goaling requirements, and comission a study into the effectiveness of this program to determine whether or not it is having the intended effect.

SBTC Letter to Congress regarding CSP