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RCA Service Company will assign E. P. White as Minority and Small Business Coordinator for this contract. RCA also will take the following steps to ensure mooximum participation of disadvantaged small businesses:
Review all major procurements (over $2,500) to ensure
Maintain membership in the National Minority Purchasing
Review progress (on a monthly basis) with the Manager of
Furnish management assistance to those businesses needing
uled during the term of the contract. RCA will pass down the required clauses as stated in the applicable Defense Acquisition Regulations in all subcontracts which offer further subcontracting opportunities.
During the course of the program we will continue to seek other qualified firms to support RCA, depending on task assignment and required specialties.
RCA will request and utilize the Small Business Administration's "Procurement Automated Source System" in order to locate and develop the maximum amount of Small Businesses and economically and socially disadvantaged suppliers for materials or services to meet our requirements.
Duties of the Minority and Small Business Coordinator:
A. Inform and assist Buyers in locating and using appropriate small and
small disadvantaged business sources of supply.
B. Responds to inquiries from potential vendor and ensures they are
brought together with Buyers and other appropriate people who may
C. Reviews subcontract potential for small and small disadvantaged
business partitipation on specific contracts.
D. Participates in make-or-buy decisions and identifies maximum practical
opportunities for these firms.
E. Participates in establishment of relevant subcontract goals and monitors
F. Collects data and reports on achievements as required.
G. As RCA's representative, attends monthly National Minority Supplier
Development Council (Formerly Minority Purchasing Council) Meetings, attends Trade Fairs, & Seminars for small and small disadvantaged business concerns.
H. Assists in development of seminars that cover updating of Public Low
95-507 requirements and programs to assist Buyers in expanding contracts with small and small disadvantaged business concerns.
1. Reports to Mr. V.R. Giacoboni, Director of Purchasing for RCA Service
Company, who is an active member of RCA Corporation's Minority
The Government contracts of RCA Service Company are under the cognizance of Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DCASR maintains a branch office in Moorestown, New Jersey. Mr. F.P. Battaglini, as Administrative Contracting Officer in this office, administers RCA contracts, subcontracts, and purchasing. The ACO reviewed the following RCA Service Company procedures and approved them on the date indicated.
RCA will submit quarterly reports to the Contracting Officer, and/or others so specified, on purchases from disadvantaged concerns. These will be compared with the negotiated goals set forth in the contract. Any particular problems which may cause concern will also be reported to ensure that RCA is in compliance with the contract requirements.
RCA will maintain the following records:
o Number of disadvantaged businesses solicited.
o Number of disadvantaged business bids rejected together with the
rationale for the decision.
o Number of orders, including dollar volume, awarded during the performance
of this contract.
o Monthly measures of purchases measured against contract goals.
Listing of all known disadvantaged businesses, subdivided into commodity classifications.
o Monthly reports to RCA Corporate Staff.
RCA will comply with all other reporting requirements of DAC-76-24, paragraph 7-104.14() (6).
o RCA Purchasing Activities shall submit monthly reports stating the
number of orders/subcontracts and total value of them, including categorization by Small and Small Disadvantaged Businesses, plus identification of vendors. Also recorded shall be a summary of efforts expended to locate and utilize Small and Small Disadvantaged vendors. This information will form the basis of complying with PL95-507 requirements, use in SBA reviews and the development of source lists. Existing source lists, such as RCA's, PSAS, SBA's Pass and the Minority supplier development councils vis, will be augmented accordingly.
1. This Policy reaffirms RCA's longstanding commitment to ensure
that minor ity-owned busnesses have an equal opportunity to
A minority business enterprise is a business enterprise
Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam qualify under this definition. b. These purchases include not only the materials and services
normally purchased by the Purchasing activity, but also
include such services as are required for advertising, :
banking, insurance, consulting, marketing, personnel
services, etc. 2. RCA Corporation, its divisions and subsidiary companies, will
aggressively seek out minority owned business and as appropriate assist and counsel them in becoming qualified suppliers of goods and services. The use of minority owned businesses will be encouraged at all levels of RCA business activity where specific decisions are made regarding the purchase of goods and
services. 3. Corporate Materials is responsible for overall direction and
monitoring of the RCA Minority Business Enterprise Program in accordance with instructions in the RCA Purchasing Manual. Corporate Materials will coordinate this program with the Corporate Community Relations Program and the Government
Relations Program. 4. Each Major Operating Unit will actively promote the RCA
Minority Business Enterprise Program among its executives, requisitioning functions and purchasing personnel. Each unit will develop and monitor goals and specific programs designed
to increase purchases from minority businesses. 5. Purchases under Government contracts will be handled in accor
dance with applicable government regulations and directives.