NOAA Acquisition Manual

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Subchapter D- Socioeconomic Programs


Part 1330-19 Small Business Programs

Subpart 1330-19.2 Policies

1330-19.201 General Policy

1330-19.202 Specific Policies


Part 1330-19 Small Business Programs

Subpart 1330-19.2 Policies

1330-19.201 General Policy

(d)(10)(A) As a part of the procurement request, in accordance with the established NOAA Standard Operating Procedure for the NOAA Small Business Program, the Form CD-570 (Small Business Set-Aside Review Form) shall be used for processing and approving Small Business set-asides.

  1. The contracting officer shall document the results of the process in the contract file. If a set-aside for the acquisition is not recommended, the Contracting Officer must include the supporting documentation in the package.
  2. The contracting officer shall forward the complete acquisition package to the SBS for review and recommendation.
  3. The HCO Office shall resolve any disagreement between the Small Business Specialist (SBS) and the contracting officer on the determination prior to any further reviews by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Procurement Center Representative (PCR).

(e)(1) NOAA SBS are appointed as follows:

  1. The BPO appoints the NOAA Small Business Officer, who also serves as the SBS for the SSAD.
  2. Each HCO appoints an Acquisition Division SBS, except for the SBS identified in (A), above. The SBS collaborates with the acquisition team to implement small business programs and meet assigned SBA goals together with other duties associated with their positions. The SBS will coordinate efforts with the NOAA Small Business Officer. 


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1330-19.202 Specific Policies

(a) SBS review and approval. A CD-570 Form must be submitted for approval in the following:

  1. All procurement actions valued under the simplified acquisition threshold not set-aside for small businesses,
    including task & delivery orders issued against multiple award contracts and sole source requests to other
    than Small Businesses;
  2. All procurement actions valued above the simplified acquisition threshold, regardless of set-aside
    determination, including task & delivery orders issued against multiple award contracts and sole source
    requests to other than Small Businesses; and
  3. Modifications to existing contracts awarded to other than Small Businesses which add new work valued over
    $650,000 or increase the total contract cost or price to over $650,000.

(b) Acquisitions in excess of the micro-purchase threshold and not exceeding SAT are reserved for small businesses, unless the contracting officer determines there is no reasonable expectation of receiving offers from two or more responsible small business concerns that are competitive in price, quality, and delivery.

(c) The SBS may conduct random post-award reviews to verify accurate reporting of contract information, and compliance with the small business set-aside recommendations.                                       
 

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