That's a great question.
Not to dwell on the irony, but I will say that it underscores what a complex undertaking it is for a government to streamline or simplify a process. Streamlining has its limits. As you said, when you add a requirement such as assessing the economic spinoff to a community, more information is necessary to warrant applying those requirements. We believe simplification has a clear limit.
The existing processes can undoubtedly be streamlined, but what matters most is an effort to take the mystery out of the request for proposal and federal procurement process for businesses. Many SMEs see it as too complicated, even before they've really taken a look at it. Efforts to educate and inform them are necessary.