Contracting officers can offer an acquisition to the SBA under the 8(a) program for competition by capable small disadvantaged businesses only. If the anticipated total value of the contract, including options, will exceed $ 4 million (For non-manufacturing NAICS codes), and there is not a reasonable expectation that more than one eligible 8(a) firm will submit an offer the contracting officer can award the 8(a) firm a contract on a non-competitive basis. Sole source awards under FAR 19.805-1 are not subject to industry protest.

  1. Small Business Administration 8(a) Program Participant and SDB
  2. As an SBA certified 8(a) Firm CWU Inc. is eligible to be considered for 8(a) Sole Source Awards in accordance with paragraph (b) of FAR 19.805-1

CWU Inc. is a SDVOSB with the founding owner and President/CEO as the qualifying Service Disabled Veteran. In accordance with FAR 19.1406 a contracting officer shall consider a contract award to a SDVOSB concern on a sole source basis provided none of the following exclusions of FAR 19.1404 apply.

  1. Contracting officers can offer awards to a SDVOSB on a sole source basis before considering small business set-asides so long as the following requirements are met:
  2. There is not a reasonable expectation that offers would be received from more than one SDVOSB
  3. The estimated award price of the contract, including options, does not exceed $ 3.5 million (for non-manufacturing NAICS codes)
  4. The requirement is not already being performed by an 8(a) firm

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