CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 3, 2021 – Citizant, Inc. celebrates the Biden Administration’s announcement on Dec. 2, 2021, concerning changes to Federal procurement rules intended to increase equity and level the playing field for small, disadvantaged businesses.
The White House’s announcement can be viewed at https://ctznt.it/sdb-rules.
Ms. Alemán made the following statement about the White House’s announced changes:
“This announcement from the Biden-Harris Administration represents the biggest advance in a generation for small businesses that serve the U.S. government. Federal procurement rules like Category Management and Tiered Spending, which were intended to increase efficiency and effectiveness in government purchasing, resulted in an overwhelming and unfair advantage for the largest contractors and a sudden, dramatic decrease in the number of small businesses in government contracting. On behalf of women business owners in government contracting, I applaud the Administration for making good on its commitment to increase opportunities for underserved small businesses and ensure a vibrant, diverse industrial base for America.”
Citizant was honored to partner with the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and other leading small businesses like RiverNorth, Inc. to advocate for changes to Category Management rules. Citizant’s CEO, Alba M. Alemán, also testified in October before the U.S. House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure, about how current Category Management rules were decimating the small business portion of the nation’s industrial base. The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce published a report in May 2021 detailing the devastating loss of small businesses between 2017 and 2021.
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About Citizant, Inc.
Citizant designs and delivers smarter, leaner business and IT modernization solutions for the U.S. government. The company employs leading experts in Agile transformation, DevSecOps automation, enterprise data management, Identity Credentialing & Access Management (ICAM), and organizational maturity. Citizant’s Civilian Business Unit is appraised at Maturity Level 3 for both CMMI® Development and Services Version 2.0, making Citizant the 4th company worldwide to achieve this distinction. The company is also certified in ISO 9001:2015 for Talent Acquisition, ISO 20000-1:2018 for Shared Services, and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security. Citizant, an SBA-certified Woman Owned Small Business, is headquartered in Chantilly, Va., with employees supporting government customers in 27 states and Puerto Rico. Follow Citizant on LinkedIn and Twitter.