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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: October 25, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Small Business Specialist Functions

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 25, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 207, page 63806

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 219.201, General Policy, to provide for small business specialist review of all proposed acquisitions exceeding $10,000 in value, including small business set-asides.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 25, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Susan Schneider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0326; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 2000-D021 in all correspondence related to this rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: FAR 19.201(d)(10) requires a contracting activity's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to "make recommendations...as to whether an acquisition should be awarded under FAR Subpart 19.5 as a small business set-aside, under FAR Subpart 19.8 as a Section 8(a) award, or under FAR Subpart 19.13 as a HUBZone [historically underutilized business zone] set-aside." The corresponding text at DFARS 219.201(d) requires DOD small business specialists to review and make recommendations for all acquisitions over $10,000, except those restricted for exclusive small business participation. This final rule revises DFARS 219.201(d) to provide for small business specialist review of all acquisitions over $10,000, including those restricted for exclusive small business participation. This change will permit small business specialists to make recommendations for 8(a) awards and HUBZone set-asides in accordance with FAR 19.201(d).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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