13 CFR 127.401 - What is the difference between an eligibility examination and an EDWOSB or WOSB status protest pursuant to subpart F of this part?

§ 127.401 What is the difference between an eligibility examination and an EDWOSB or WOSB status protest pursuant to subpart F of this part?

(a)Eligibility examination. An eligibility examination is the formal process through which SBA verifies and monitors the accuracy of any certification made or information provided as part of the certification process or in connection with an EDWOSB or WOSB requirement. If SBA is conducting an eligibility examination on a concern that has submitted an offer on a pending EDWOSB or WOSB procurement and SBA has credible information that the concern may not qualify as an EDWOSB or WOSB, then SBA may initiate a protest pursuant to § 127.600 to suspend award of the contract for fifteen (15) business days pending SBA's determination of the concern's eligibility.

(b)EDWOSB or WOSB protests. An EDWOSB or WOSB status protest provides a mechanism for challenging or verifying the EDWOSB or WOSB eligibility of a concern in connection with a specific EDWOSB or WOSB requirement. SBA will process EDWOSB or WOSB protests in accordance with the procedures and timeframe set forth in subpart F, and will determine the EDWOSB or WOSB eligibility of the protested concern as of the date the concern represented its EDWOSB or WOSB status as part of its initial offer including price. SBA's protest determination will apply to the specific procurement to which the protest relates and to future procurements.

[ 75 FR 62282, Oct. 7, 2010, as amended at 78 FR 61147, Oct. 2, 2013]

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Title 13 published on 08-Jun-2018 03:45

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 13 CFR Part 127 after this date.

  • 2018-03-26; vol. 83 # 58 - Monday, March 26, 2018
    1. 83 FR 12849 - Conforming Statutory Amendments and Technical Corrections to Small Business Government Contracting Regulations
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      Direct final rule; request for comments.
      This rule is effective on May 25, 2018 without further action, unless significant adverse comment is received by April 25, 2018. If significant adverse comment is received, SBA will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register .
      13 CFR Parts 121, 125, 126, and 127