Part 5319 - Small Business Programs

Subpart 5319.2 - POLICIES

5319.201 General Policy

(b) See MP5301.601 (a)(i) Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) Matrix.

(c)(8) See MP5301.601 (a)(i) Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) Matrix.

(c)(10)(A) SB specialists review all acquisitions IAW DFARS 219.201(c)(10)(A) to include task and delivery orders (excluding awards under Phase I and Phase II of the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Programs). SB specialists shall review actions over $10,000, but under the simplified acquisition threshold, when required by the Director, SAF/SB or by written, joint agreement of the SCO and the MAJCOM/DRU/AFRCO/SMC Director of Small Business in accordance with DFARS PGI 219.201(c)(10)(1).

(B) Document review on the DD Form 2579, Small Business Coordination Record. Except for AFMC and SMC, forward a copy of all completed DD Forms 2579 in excess of $1,000,000 to the applicable MAJCOM/DRU Director of Small Business prior to convening an Acquisition Strategy Panel or prior to finalizing the Acquisition Strategy if an ASP is not convened. In those instances where the SB specialist and the SBA/PCR are precluded from the review process due to security classification, the contracting officer must complete a DD Form 2579, and the COCO must review and coordinate on the form.

(d)(1) The contracting office shall coordinate with the SB specialist as early in the acquisition planning process as practicable to enable early engagement on Air Force Small Business Program requirements. Refer to AFI 90-1801, Small Business Programs.

(d)(2) The SB specialist shall coordinate with SAF/SB when an acquisition strategy or plan involves substantial bundling.

(d)(3) The SB specialist shall coordinate with SAF/SB on all determinations and findings that involve substantial bundling.

5319.202 5319.202 Specific Policy

Contracting officers shall provide for review by the Director, SAF/SB, or the Director's designee, any acquisition the Director, SAF/SB, deems necessary to fulfill the Director's authorities and responsibilities in AFI 90-1801 to provide advice and make recommendations. The contracting officer shall document the contract file with the recommendations of the Director, or the Director's designee, and whether the recommendations were accepted or rejected.

Subpart 5319.5 - SMALL BUSINESS TOTAL SET-ASIDES, PARTIAL SET-ASIDES, AND RESERVES

5319.502-8 Rejecting Small Business Administration Recommendations

(b) See MP5301.601 (a)(i) Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) Matrix.

(d) When notified by the SBA that it has filed an appeal with the Agency Head, follow 5319.810-90(b) to prepare an appeal file. Forward the appeal file through the SCO to SAF/SB (with a courtesy copy to the MAJCOM Small Business office) to arrive in SAF/SB within ten workdays after receipt of the formal appeal.

Subpart 5319.7 - THE SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PROGRAM

5319.705-4 Reviewing the Subcontracting Plan

(d)(7) The contracting officer must obtain the written coordination of the small business specialist prior to contractually incorporating a subcontracting plan.

Subpart 5319.8 - CONTRACTING WITH THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (THE 8(A) PROGRAM)

5319.810-90 SBA Appeals

(a) When notified by the SBA that it has filed an appeal with the Agency Head, the contracting officer should notify the local Small Business Office and follow the paragraph below to prepare an appeal file. Forward the appeal file through the SCO to SAF/SB to arrive in SAF/SB within ten workdays after receipt of the formal appeal with a courtesy copy to the MAJCOM Small Business Office.

(b) When notified by the SBA that it has filed an appeal with the Agency Head, either for a small business set-aside or the 8(a) program, the contracting officer must prepare an appeal file. The file must contain a statement by the contracting officer, which sets forth the decision rationale and addresses the appeal issues on a point-by-point basis. The appeal file must include the following: (1) The contracting officer’s rationale for not considering known small business sources, small businesses identified through synopsis, and sources recommended by the Small Business Specialist and SBA; (2) Discuss results of market research or attach a market research report; (3) Include comments and/or concurrence from the Small Business Specialist; (4) The completed DD Form 2579 and SBA Form 70 and any related correspondence; (5) The procurement history; and (6) A copy of the solicitation’s evaluation and award factors.

Subpart 5319.15 - WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM

5319.1505 Set-aside Procedures

(g)(3) See MP5301.601-90.

(g)(5) See MP5301.601-90.