To limit government agencies to purchase items from specific GSA contracted vendors (because they are a small, or veteran owned business) puts a strain on tax payer’s wallets. If the contracts were with the manufactures directly, where we don’t have to pay the distributers markup or even the small business owner’s markup, we could buy supplies/goods alot cheaper. I can understand the US Gov trying to help small business by awarding them GSA service contracts, but when it costs the tax payer 100 to 200% more to buy these goods then what the manufacture would charge for them, the only one who gains is a small business owner. Is the prosperity of 1 worth the burden of millions?
Idea No. 13