13 CFR 124.1011 - What format, degree of specificity, and basis does SBA require to consider an SDB protest?

§ 124.1011 What format, degree of specificity, and basis does SBA require to consider an SDB protest?

(a)Format. An SDB protest need not be in any specific format in order for SBA to consider it.

(b)Specificity. A protest must be sufficiently specific to provide reasonable notice as to all grounds upon which the protested concern's disadvantaged status is challenged.

(1) SBA will dismiss a protest that merely asserts that the protested concern is not disadvantaged, without setting forth specific facts or allegations.

(2) The contracting officer must forward to SBA any non-premature protest received, notwithstanding whether he or she believes it is sufficiently specific or timely.

(c)Basis. SBA will consider a protest challenging whether the apparent successful offeror is owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, including whether one or more of the individuals claiming disadvantaged status is in fact socially or economically disadvantaged, only if the protest presents credible evidence that the firm's circumstances have materially changed since SBA certified it as an SDB, or that the firm's SDB application contained false or misleading information.

[ 63 FR 35772, June 30, 1998. Redesignated at 73 FR 57495, Oct. 3, 2008]

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 13 CFR Part 124 after this date.

  • 2016-10-19; vol. 81 # 202 - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    1. 81 FR 71981 - Small Business Mentor Protégé Programs; Correction
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      Correcting amendments.
      Effective October 19, 2016.
      13 CFR Parts 121, 124, and 126