One of the reasons there is so much set-aside money left is because the government makes it impossible for the average small business to grow. They give up before they even try. We need x number of contracts before we even become eligible to compete. How about the government being that entity that provides the first numbers of contracts? If private companies can take the risk to give the small business their first contracts, why not the government? Making it easy to do business with the government does not mean the government gives up controls or that there will be no integrity in the process. Simply build in controls/safeguards and put someone in place to manage the process.
Idea No. 66