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NASA: 92-157

NASA: 92-157

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David W. GarrettHeadquarters, Washington, D.C.September 25, 1992(Phone: 202/453-8400)RELEASE: 92-157GOLDIN ANNOUNCES MINORITY GOALS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEENASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin today announced newminority contract goals and the formation of a NASA MinorityBusiness Resource Advisory Committee.Speaking before the Braintrust on Science and Technology forthe Congressional Black Caucus, Goldin Said, "While broadeningour workforce, we also seek to broaden our contractor base. Weare committed to making NASA's small and disadvantaged businessprogram the best in the country -- an example that government andindustry will seek to emulate.""While Congress has imposed on NASA an 8 percent goal forcontracting to small and disadvantaged businesses, NASA has uppedthe ante. Congress did not set a deadline for meeting the goal,but we have imposed one on ourselves: 1994. Between now and theend of fiscal year 94, we plan to offer one billion dollars worthof prime and subcontracting opportunities to minority andwoman-owned businesses" Goldin remarked.Goldin outlined the steps that NASA will take to meet thisgoal:o Establish firm percentages for small and disadvantagedbusiness subcontracting as part of our prime contracts;o Make use of small and disadvantaged businesssubcontracting as an important evaluation factor in every sourceselection and;o Reward prime contractors with special award fees when theyexceed their subcontracting goals by certain percentages.In announcing a new minority committee, Goldin said "I'mpleased to announce today that we are setting up a NASA MinorityBusiness Resource Advisory Committee. This committee will helpus identify more businesses that should be a part of the NASAfamily. I invite you to nominate members for this committee.This committee will help disprove the notion that there are nohigh tech small and disadvantaged businesses. We know they'reout there and we'll find them and nurture them because we want towork with firms that have the desire to reach for the American

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