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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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AGENCIES:

Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:

Small Entity Compliance Guide.

SUMMARY:

This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-02 which amends the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-02, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.acqnet.gov/​far.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Laurieann Duarte, FAR Secretariat, (202) 501-4755. For clarification of content, contact Rhonda Cundiff at (202) 501-0044.

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* Procurement Program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (FAR Case 2004-002)

This final rule provides for set-aside and sole source procurement authority for service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns. It amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) interim rule that was published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 25274, May 5, 2004, to implement Section 308 of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003, Procurement Program for Small Business Concerns Owned and Controlled by Service-Disabled Veterans (Pub. L. 108-183). The interim rule provided that contracting officers may: (1) award contracts on the basis of competition restricted to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) if there is a reasonable expectation that two or more SDVOSB concerns will submit offers and that the award can be made at a fair market price, or (2) award a sole source contract to a responsible SDVOSB concern when there is not a reasonable expectation that two or more SDVOSB concerns would offer, the anticipated contract price (including options) will not exceed $5 million (for manufacturing) or $3 million otherwise, and the contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price. This final rule is published in conjunction with two rules published by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Dated: March 16, 2005.

Rodney P. Lantier,

Director, Contract Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-5657 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]

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