10 U.S. Code § 2304e. Contracts: prohibition on competition between Department of Defense and small businesses and certain other entities
The requirement to exclude the Department of Defense under subsection (a) applies in the case of a procurement to be conducted by excluding from competition entities in the private sector other than small business concerns in furtherance of section 8 or 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637 or 644).
2018—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–232 struck out par. (1) designation and par. (2), which read as follows: “entities described in subsection (a)(1) of section 2323 of this title in furtherance of the goal specified in that subsection.”