FAR Part 19 “Small Business” implements the acquisition-related sections of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631). and is located in FAR Subchapter D, Socioeconomic Programs. It addresses the main topics of: [1]

  1. Participation eligibility;
  2. Respective roles of executive agencies and the Small Business Administration (SBA);
  3. Set Aside for Small Business;
  4. Certificate of competency program;
  5. Subcontracting assistance program;
  6. Business development program;
  7. Women-owned small business concerns;
  8. Price evaluation adjustment for small business concerns;
  9. Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program;
  10. [Reserved];
  11. Veteran-owned small business concerns;
  12. Sole source awards to HUBZone small business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business concerns

FAR Part 19 – Small Business Programs Outline [1]

Regulations and Laws pertaining to Small Business:


  • The most current copy of the FAR can be obtained by visiting the FAR Home Page.

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Updated: 5/9/2018

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