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SDVOSB

SDVOSB New Interim Rule

Starting today, agencies will have to justify the award of contracts worth more than $20 million to companies in the 8(a) business development program.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation Councils are adding new controls to the 8(a) program specifically designed to reduce the likelihood of small companies passing through most of the work to large vendors. Under the 8(a) program, companies owned by Alaskan Native Corporations, Native American firms or others that fall into a similar category, must do at least 51 percent of the work under the contract.

Are there enough Qualified SDVOSB's

Dean Ledbetter• Not enough qualified SDVOSB's..hmmm..that's the argument, but is it true? I get the "gut" feeling that the group here does not think so. Are they
wrong? They complain about not being considered because they lack certain
"past performance" read "experience" with the specific type of work being
requested or they lack bondng capacity for construction jobs, or they lack
financing for the big contracts, problems ad infinitm.

There are ways around those constraints, but they are nonetheless real, and