Dept. of Education PCA Program Still a Driver of Small Business Growth

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Private Collection Agency (PCA) program remains an opportunity for small businesses despite recent wrangling over five contractor suspensions in March and a bid process for large (“unrestricted”) contractors still incomplete after two years.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reported in a 2014 publication that more than 99% of the 28.2 million businesses in the United States are small, like most in the ARM industry. Opportunities for small firms include working as a direct contractor, like the ones awarded last September, or as a subcontractor to those or five other unrestricted contractors still working on “award term extension” contacts, which have a two-year term that started in April.

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