Jerome Fletcher, associate administrator of the General Services Administration’s Office of Small Business Utilization, has discussed GSA’s programs that are meant to increase government contracting opportunities for small businesses.
Fletcher told a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet that a new GSA video campaign aims to reach the small business community that he said needs help in doing business with the agency.
“Doing business with the GSA is an ever going process and this year we’re trying to use technology to our benefit through videos, communications, social media, all in an effort to make sure that we remove as many barriers as possible to do business with the GSA,” he told the media outlet.
Fletcher said the agency also plans to help contractors use technology to forecast and know which opportunity is available to them by enhancing GSA’s forecasting system.
Admitting that GSA at present focuses on small business spending, he added that GSA works to find a “win-win” strategy to provide opportunity to as many small businesses as possible.
Fletcher wrote in a blog post for GSA published Monday that the agency spent more than $1.5 billion with small businesses in fiscal year 2014.