Small Business Programs

What Is A Small Business Set-Aside?

FAR Subpart 19.5

(Find the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/)

As part of government-wide efforts to develop new businesses, certain solicitations are set aside for small business. A small business set-aside reserves a buy exclusively for participation by small business concerns. A small business set-aside may be open to all small businesses. A small business set-aside of a single acquisition or a class of acquisitions may be total or partial.

For more information on small business set-asides, go to FAR 19.501 – General, FAR 19.502 – Setting-Aside Acquisitions, and FAR 19.503 – Setting-Aside a Class of Acquisitions for Small Business.

                                                                                                                                        
What is a HUBZone set-aside?

A HUBZone set-aside is the reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by HUBZone small business concerns. For a procurement to be totally set-aside for HUBZone small business concerns, a contracting officer must have a reasonable expectation that offers will be received from two or more HUBZone small business concerns and awards will be made at a fair market price.

For more information on HUBZone set-asides, go to FAR 19.1305.

What is a SDVOSB Small Business Set-Aside?

Procurements may be set-aside for SDVOSB. A SDVOSB set-aside is the reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by SDVOSB concerns. For a procurement to be totally set-aside, a contracting officer must have reasonable expectations tha
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For more information on SDVOSB set-asides, go to FAR 19.1405.

Socio-Economic Small Business Programs


Select from the following Small Business Program links for information, descriptions and eligibility requirements.