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]

  • 19.0 Small Business Programs Overview
  • 19.1 Size Standards
  • 19.2 Policies
  • 19.3 Determination of Small Business Status for Small Business Programs
  • 19.4 Cooperation with the Small Business Administration
  • 19.5 Set-Asides for Small Business
  • 19.6 Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility
  • 19.7 The Small Business Subcontracting Program
  • 19.8 Contracting with the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program)
  • 19.9 [Reserved]
  • 19.10 [Reserved]
  • 19.11 Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns
  • 19.12 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program
  • 19.13 Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program
  • 19.14 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program
  • 19.15 Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program

Regulations and Laws pertaining to Small Business:

AcqTips:

  • 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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