My Profile   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
News & Press: WIPP News Releases

Multiple Award Contract Rules Changed for Small Businesses!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016  
Share |

 

 

 

 

The FAR Council, the overseers of federal acquisition regulations, has proposed changing rules related to small business participation on multiple award contracts. The proposed rule, which seeks to replace interim guidance issued in 2011, clarifies the use of set-asides, reserves, and orders placed against multiple-award contracts. As contractors already know, the use of these Multiple Award Contracts is steadily growing. Ensuring all socioeconomic groups, including WOSBs, have access to these opportunities is a top priority for WIPP. 

The rule also adds coverage for the new concept of a “reserve”, which would be used in solicitations for multiple-award contracts where a total or partial set-aside is not feasible, but agencies want small businesses to participate as prime contractors.
 
WIPP members may recognize this concept of a “reserve” to be similar to the tracks as outlined in the Do Not Enter report, which shows how agencies have utilized certain socio-economic set-asides, and discriminated against women-owned firms.

The rule also discusses potential changes to setting-aside orders below the simplified acquisition threshold ($150,000), and what constitutes market research by a contracting officer.


more Calendar

10/10/2017
Give Me 5: Accelerating Growth - What it Takes to Add a Zero to Your Income

10/18/2017
Give Me 5: How to Draft Enforceable and Compliant Teaming or Joint Venture Agreements

10/19/2017
ChallengeHER with Treasury Department

10/23/2017 » 10/25/2017
NDC Academy- How We Invest: Homes, Jobs and Communities in 2017 and Beyond

Featured Members
Pamela MazzaWIPP National Partner

Privacy Policy / Disclaimer    |    © WIPP  |    888-488-WIPP

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal