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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF JUNE 29, 2006 FBO #1676
SOLICITATION NOTICE

B -- ANTITRUST AND SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH

Notice Date
6/27/2006
 
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
 
NAICS
541618 — Other Management Consulting Services
 
Contracting Office
Small Business Administration, Office of Administration, Office of Procurement and Grants Management, 409 Third Street, S.W., 5th Floor, Washington, DC, 20416
 
ZIP Code
20416
 
Solicitation Number
SBAHQ-06-Q-0009
 
Response Due
7/27/2006
 
Archive Date
7/27/2006
 
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
 
Description
Background: Small/new businesses are an integral component to the U.S. competitive marketplace. Antitrust laws strive to allow for competition. Advocacy seeks research to evaluate how the application of antitrust laws, mergers and/or court cases has affected small businesses and potential entrants in the past decade or so. One avenue of study could be creating a competition/concentration of industry model with mergers/antitrust court cases as dependent variable(s). Other avenues of study include creating an entrant or small business performance model with mergers/antitrust court cases as dependent variable(s) or modeling the impact of a specific antitrust case on small businesses. Note that the models will need to capture the ?natural? evolutions of industries, such as controlling for technological changes and demand for goods and services. (Researchers will need to show their proficiency in creating econometric models and familiarity with the data presented in their proposals.) The proposals need to specify the data and models to be used for the scientific research sought. In addition to others, firm size data from the U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/data.html), firm size data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/bdm/home.htm) or information on publicly traded companies that track large publicly traded company characteristics or initial public offerings by industry are options. Information from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), such as FTC?s ?Horizontal Merger Investigation Data, Fiscal Years 1996-2003? http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/02/horizmerger.htm could help guide proposals. The study could focus on the entire economy or a few select industries. If individual industries are to be studied, overall findings should be applicable to other portions of the economy. As a side note, the federal government is showing interest in refreshing antitrust laws. Legislation in 2002 created the ?Antitrust Modernization Commission? (http://www.amc.gov/) to examine and solicit input into antitrust laws. Work groups and meetings are currently being held and a report from this group is expected in mid-2007. Questions and answers for this procurement shall commence on July 10, 2006 and end on July 14, 2006. No questions after July 14, 2006. Questions MUST be email to the Contracting Specialist (maria.manga@sba.gov). Fax or email proposals will not be accepted. Please provide the RFQ number in the subject line of your email for questions. NOTE: THIS PROCUREMENT IS A 100 PERCENT SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE.
 
Place of Performance
Address: 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 5000, Washington, DC
Zip Code: 20416
Country: US
 
Record
SN01078764-W 20060629/060627222252 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
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