PETALUMA, Calif., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- Sikorsky Aircraft has filed Documents with the Federal district Court of San Francisco notifying
the Court they will be intervening in the December 11th trial between the American Small Business League (ASBL)
and the Pentagon. In a recent Government Executive story
entitled 'Pentagon Headed to Court Against Small Business Advocate'
a Sikorsky spokesman stated: "At this time Sikorsky is not a party to the
ongoing case." Sikorsky filed their motion for intervention on April 20, 2017.
The ASBL won the case in Federal District Court on November 23, 2014. Federal Judge Judge Alsup
described the ASBL's case by stating, "So it would be more like a David and
Goliath. You get to come in there and be the underdog again against the big
company and against the big government." "They are trying to suppress the evidence."
The ASBL filed their case due to overwhelming evidence that the Pentagon's Comprehensive
Subcontracting Plan Test Program (CSPTP) was designed to create a loop
hole allowing the Pentagon's largest prime contractors to circumvent federal
small business subcontracting goals.
In 2014 the Pentagon asked that Congress not renew the program,
with Pentagon spokeswoman Maureen Schumann
acknowledging that the CSPTP had actually reduced subcontracting opportunities
for small businesses and "reduced the Pentagon's small business
industrial supplier base."
Professor Charles Tiefer,
one of the nation's leading experts on federal contracting law released a legal opinion on the CSPTP,
describing it as a "sham" and seriously harmful to
Congress renewed the program until 2027
in December of 2016 despite the Pentagon's acknowledgement that it had harmed
small business subcontracting opportunities for small businesses.
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