13 CFR 125.19 - When may a contracting officer set-aside a procurement for SDVO SBCs?

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§ 125.19 When may a contracting officer set-aside a procurement for SDVO SBCs?
(a) The contracting officer first must review a requirement to determine whether it is excluded from SDVO contracting pursuant to § 125.18.
(b) Contracting Among Small Business Programs—
(1) Acquisitions Valued At or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold. The contracting officer shall set aside any acquisition with an anticipated dollar value exceeding the Micro-purchase Threshold but not exceeding the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (defined in the FAR at 48 CFR 2.101) for small business concerns when there is a reasonable expectation that offers will be obtained from at least two small business concerns that are competitive in terms of quality and delivery and award will be made at fair market prices. This requirement does not preclude a contracting officer from making an award to a small business under the 8(a) BD, HUBZone, SDVO SBC or WOSB Programs.
(2) Acquisitions Valued Above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold.
(i) The contracting officer shall set aside any acquisition with an anticipated dollar value exceeding the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (defined in the FAR at 48 CFR 2.101) for small business concerns when there is a reasonable expectation that offers will be obtained from at least two small business concerns that are competitive in terms of quality and delivery and award will be made at fair market prices. However, after conducting market research, the contracting officer shall first consider a set-aside or sole source award (if the sole source award is permitted by statute or regulation) under the 8(a) BD, HUBZone, SDVO SBC or WOSB programs before setting aside the requirement as a small business set-aside. There is no order of precedence among the 8(a) BD, HUBZone, SDVO SBC or WOSB programs. The contracting officer must document the contract file with the rationale used to support the specific set-aside, including the type and extent of market research conducted. In addition, the contracting officer must document the contract file showing that the apparent successful offeror's ORCA certifications and associated representations were reviewed.
(ii) SBA believes that Progress in fulfilling the various small business goals, as well as other factors such as the results of market research, programmatic needs specific to the procuring agency, anticipated award price, and the acquisition history, will be considered in making a decision as to which program to use for the acquisition.
(c) If the CO decides to set-aside the requirement for competition restricted to SDVO SBCs, the CO must:
(1) Have a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible SDVO SBCs will submit offers; and
(2) Determine that award can be made at fair market price.
[69 FR 25268, May 5, 2004, as amended at 75 FR 62281, Oct. 7, 2010; 77 FR 1860, Jan. 12, 2012]

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  • 2014-06-03; vol. 79 # 106 - Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    1. 79 FR 31848 - Acquisition Process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation; Correction
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      13 CFR Parts 125 and 127

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Title 13 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 13 CFR 125 after this date.

  • 2014-06-03; vol. 79 # 106 - Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    1. 79 FR 31848 - Acquisition Process: Task and Delivery Order Contracts, Bundling, Consolidation; Correction
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
      Correcting amendments.
      Effective June 3, 2014.
      13 CFR Parts 125 and 127