[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 68032-68037]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27786]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 8, 12, 16, 19, 38, and 52

[FAC 2005-54; FAR Case 2011-024; Item VI; Docket 2011-0024, Sequence 
01]
RIN 9000-AM12


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Set-Asides for Small Business

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Interim rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1331 of the 
Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Section 1331 addresses set-
asides of task- and delivery-orders under multiple-award contracts, 
partial set-asides under multiple-award contracts, and the reserving of 
one or more multiple-award contracts that are awarded using full and 
open competition. Within this same context, section 1331 also addresses 
the Federal Supply Schedules Program managed by GSA. DoD, GSA, and NASA 
are coordinating with the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the 
development of an SBA proposed rule that will provide greater detail 
regarding implementation of section 1331 authorities.

DATES: Effective Date: November 2, 2011.
    Comment Date: Interested parties should submit written comments to 
the Regulatory Secretariat on or before January 3, 2012 to be 
considered in the formation of a final rule.
    Applicability Date: Contracting officers are encouraged to modify, 
on a bilateral basis, existing multiple-award contracts in accordance 
with FAR 1.108(d)(3), if the remaining period of performance extends at 
least six months after the effective date, and the amount of work or 
number of orders expected under the remaining performance period is 
substantial.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAC 2005-54, FAR Case 2011-
024, by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``FAR Case 
2011-024'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting 
``Search.'' Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with 
``FAR Case 2011-024.'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit 
a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), 
and ``FAR Case 2011-024'' on your attached document.
     Fax: (202) 501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Hada Flowers, 1275 First Street, NE., 7th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20417.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAC 2005-54, FAR 
Case 2011-024, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal and/or business confidential information 
provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Karlos Morgan, Procurement 
Analyst, at (202) 501-2364, for clarification of content. For 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the 
Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-54, FAR 
Case 2011-024.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. Background

    Over the past 15 years, Federal agencies have increasingly used 
multiple award contracts--including the Federal Supply Schedules 
managed by GSA, governmentwide acquisition contracts, multi-agency 
contracts, and agency-specific indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity 
(IDIQ) contracts--to acquire a wide range of products and services. 
This trend has created challenges for agencies seeking to provide 
maximum opportunity for small businesses. Although set-asides are one 
of the most effective tools agencies have at their disposal to help 
small businesses participate in Government contracting opportunities, 
the FAR is silent on how to apply set-asides at the task-or-delivery 
order level.
    In September 2010, the Interagency Task Force on Small Business 
Contracting, created by the President in April of that year, issued a 
report recommending that the rules on set-asides, including for 
multiple-award contracts, be clarified, and that legislation be 
developed where it is determined that statutory changes are warranted. 
The Task Force noted that set-asides accounted for approximately half 
of all small business contract awards in FY 2009, yet ``there has been 
no attempt to create a comprehensive policy for orders placed under 
either general task- and delivery-order contracts or schedule contracts 
that rationalizes and appropriately balances the need for efficiency 
with the need to maximize opportunities for small businesses.'' For a 
copy of the report, go to http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/contracting_task_force_report_0.pdf.
    The same month as the Task Force report was issued, the President 
signed the Jobs Act (Pub. L. 111-240) into law to protect the interests 
of small businesses and expand their opportunities in the Federal 
marketplace. Section 1331 of the Jobs Act amends section 15 of the 
Small Business Act (Pub. L. 85-536) to add a new subsection (r) 
stating, in pertinent part, that:
    The Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and 
the Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 
consultation with the Administrator of the General Services, shall, by 
regulation, establish guidance under which Federal agencies may, at 
their discretion--
    (1) Set aside part or parts of a multiple-award contract for small 
business concerns, including the subcategories of small business 
concerns identified in subsection (g)(2) of the Small Business Act;
    (2) Notwithstanding the fair opportunity requirements under section 
2304c(b) of Title 10, United States Code, and section 303J(b) of the 
Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 
253j(b)) (subsequently recodified as 41 U.S.C. 4106), set aside orders 
placed against multiple-award contracts for small business concerns, 
including the subcategories of small business concerns identified in 
subsection (g)(2) of the Small Business Act; and
    (3) Reserve one or more contract awards for small business concerns 
under full and open multiple-award procurements, including the 
subcategories of small business concerns identified in subsection 
(g)(2) of the Small Business Act.
    SBA and OFPP, which are vested under section 1331 with the 
authority to issue regulations, in consultation with the Administrator 
of GSA, have requested that DoD, GSA, and NASA publish this interim 
rule in order to provide agencies with guidance that they can use in 
taking advantage of this important tool, while SBA completes the 
drafting and coordination of a proposed rule that will set forth more 
specific guidance. This interim rule amends--
     FAR subpart 8.4 to make clear that order set-asides may be 
used in connection with the placement of orders and blanket purchase 
agreements under Federal Supply Schedules;
     FAR subpart 12.2 to acknowledge that discretionary set-
asides may be used if placing an order under a multiple-award contract;
     FAR subpart 16.5 to acknowledge that set-asides may be 
used in connection with the placement of orders under multiple-award 
contracts, notwithstanding the requirement to provide each contract 
holder a fair opportunity to be considered;
     FAR part 19 to add a new section authorizing agencies to 
(1) use set-asides under multiple-award contracts--including set-asides 
for small businesses participating in the small business programs 
identified in FAR 19.000(a)(3); and (2) reserve one or more contract 
awards under multiple-award contracts for small businesses, including 
any of the socio-economic groups; and
     FAR subpart 38.1 to add a reference to FAR 8.405-5 to make 
clear that order set-asides may be used in connection with the 
placement of orders and blanket purchase agreements under Federal 
Supply Schedules.
    This interim rule also amends existing solicitation provisions and 
contract clauses, including FAR 52.219-6 to provide notice of total 
set-asides and partial set-asides under multiple-award contracts, and 
revises existing contract clauses to address limitations on 
subcontracting for small businesses under multiple award contracts.
    DoD, GSA, and NASA expect agencies to take advantage of set-asides 
under multiple-award contracts by: (1) Identifying existing or 
prospective multiple-award contracts with small business contract 
holders where order set-asides may be appropriate, and (2) maximizing 
opportunities for small business by utilizing order set-asides under 
the Federal Supply Schedule Program.

II. Executive Order 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is a significant regulatory action and, therefore was subject to 
review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and 
Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 
U.S.C. 804.

III. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The change may have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The Initial Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) is summarized as follows:

    The Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's 
Office of Federal Procurement Policy requested that DoD, GSA, and 
NASA amend the FAR to provide preliminary implementation of section 
1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act).
    DoD, GSA, and NASA are amending the FAR to implement the 
authority to (1) set aside part or parts of a multiple-award 
contract for small business concerns; (2) set aside orders placed 
against multiple-award contracts, including Federal Supply 
Schedules, for small business concerns; and (3) reserve one or more 
contract awards under full and open multiple-award procurements, for 
small business concerns.
    The objective of this rule is to provide an additional tool for 
agencies to increase opportunities for small business to compete in 
the Federal marketplace. The statutory authority for this action is 
Small Business

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Jobs Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-240, 15 U.S.C. 644(r).
    This rule may have a significant positive economic impact on any 
small business entity that wishes to participate in the Federal 
procurement arena. Analysis of the Central Contractor Registration 
database indicates there are over 351,203 small business registrants 
that can potentially benefit from the implementation of this rule.
    This rule does not impose any new reporting, recordkeeping, or 
other compliance requirements. The rule does not duplicate, overlap, 
or conflict with any other Federal rules.

    The Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting a copy of the IRFA to 
the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. A 
copy of the IRFA may be obtained from the Regulatory Secretariat. DoD, 
GSA, and NASA invite comments from small business concerns and other 
interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on small 
entities.
    DoD, GSA, and NASA will also consider comments from small entities 
concerning the existing regulations in subparts affected by this rule 
in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such 
comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 610 (FAC 2005-54, FAR Case 
2011-024) in correspondence.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The interim rule does not contain any information collection 
requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and 
Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

V. Determination To Issue an Interim Rule

    A determination has been made under the authority of the Secretary 
of Defense (DoD), the Administrator of General Services (GSA), and the 
Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
(NASA) that urgent and compelling reasons exist to promulgate this 
interim rule without prior opportunity for public comment. This action 
is necessary because section 1331 of the Jobs Act calls for the 
issuance, within one year of the law's enactment (September 27, 2010), 
of ``a regulation, to establish guidance under which Federal agencies 
may, at their discretion--'' set aside task-and-delivery orders under 
multiple-award contracts, use partial set-asides under multiple-award 
contracts, and reserve one or more contracts under procurements awarded 
using full and open competition.
    Despite the progress agencies have made over the past two years in 
increasing the amount of contracting dollars awarded to small 
businesses, the set-aside authority for multiple-award contracts 
conveyed by this interim rule may serve as the linchpin to closing the 
remaining shortfall agencies are experiencing in meeting their small 
business contracting goals. As such, valuable opportunities to help 
small businesses through set-asides and reserves under multiple-award 
contracts will be lost while the rulemaking process moves forward. 
Issuing an interim rule that is effective upon publication, prior to 
the receipt of public comment, will allow agencies to immediately begin 
taking advantage of set-asides under multiple-award contracts, as 
envisioned by the Jobs Act, to increase awards to small businesses. 
However, pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1707 and FAR 1.501-3(b), DoD, GSA, and 
NASA will consider public comments received in response to this interim 
rule in the formation of the final rule.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 8, 12, 16, 19, 38, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: October 21, 2011.
Laura Auletta,
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 8, 12, 16, 19, 38, 
and 52 as set forth below:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 8, 12, 16, 19, 38, and 52 
continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 
U.S.C. 2473(c).

PART 8--REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

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2. Amend section 8.405-5 by revising paragraph (a); and redesignating 
paragraphs (b) and (c) as paragraphs (c) and (d), respectively; and 
adding a new paragraph (b) to read as follows:


8.405-5  Small business.

    (a) Although the preference programs of part 19 are not mandatory 
in this subpart, in accordance with section 1331 of Public Law 111-240 
(15 U.S.C. 644(r))--
    (1) Ordering activity contracting officers may, at their 
discretion--
    (i) Set aside orders for any of the small business concerns 
identified in 19.000(a)(3); and
    (ii) Set aside BPAs for any of the small business concerns 
identified in 19.000(a)(3).
    (2) When setting aside orders and BPAs--
    (i) Follow the ordering procedures for Federal Supply Schedules at 
8.405-1, 8.405-2, and 8.405-3; and
    (ii) The specific small business program eligibility requirements 
identified in part 19 apply.
    (b) Orders placed against schedule contracts may be credited toward 
the ordering activity's small business goals. For purposes of reporting 
an order placed with a small business schedule contractor, an ordering 
agency may only take credit if the awardee meets a size standard that 
corresponds to the work performed. Ordering activities should rely on 
the small business representations made by schedule contractors at the 
contract level.
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PART 12--ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

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3. Amend section 12.207 by revising paragraph (b)(1)(i)(C) to read as 
follows:


12.207  Contract type.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (C) The fair opportunity procedures in 16.505 (including 
discretionary small business set-asides under 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F)), if 
placing an order under a multiple-award delivery-order contract; and
* * * * *

PART 16--TYPES OF CONTRACTS

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4. Amend section 16.505 by--
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a. Revising the introductory text of paragraph (b);
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b. Adding paragraph (b)(2)(i)(F);
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c. Revising the introductory text of paragraph (b)(2)(ii); and
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d. Revising paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(D)(5).
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


16.505  Ordering.

* * * * *
    (b) Orders under multiple-award contracts--
* * * * *
    (2) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (F) In accordance with section 1331 of Public Law 111-240 (15 
U.S.C. 644(r)), contracting officers may, at their discretion, set 
aside orders for any of the small business concerns identified in 
19.000(a)(3). When setting aside orders for small business concerns, 
the specific small business program eligibility requirements identified 
in part 19 apply.
    (ii) The justification for an exception to fair opportunity shall 
be in writing as

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specified in paragraphs (b)(2)(ii)(A) or (B) of this section. No 
justification is needed for the exception described in paragraph 
(b)(2)(i)(F) of this section.
* * * * *
    (D) * * *
    (5) The posting requirement of this section does not apply--
    (i) When disclosure would compromise the national security (e.g., 
would result in disclosure of classified information) or create other 
security risks; or
    (ii) To a small business set-aside under paragraph (b)(2)(i)(F).
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PART 19--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


19.502-4 and 19.502-5  [Redesignated as 19.502-5 and 19.502-6]

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5a. Redesignate sections 19.502-4 and 19.502-5 as sections 19.502-5 and 
19.502-6, respectively.
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5b. Add a new section 19.502-4 to read as follows:


19.502-4  Multiple-award contracts and small business set-asides.

    In accordance with section 1331 of Public Law 111-240 (15 U.S.C. 
644(r)) contracting officers may, at their discretion--
    (a) When conducting multiple-award procurements using full and open 
competition, reserve one or more contract awards for any of the small 
business concerns identified in 19.000(a)(3). The specific program 
eligibility requirements identified in this part apply;
    (b) Set aside part or parts of a multiple-award contract for any of 
the small business concerns identified in 19.000(a)(3). The specific 
program eligibility requirements identified in this part apply; or
    (c) Set aside orders placed under multiple-award contracts for any 
of the small business concerns identified in 19.000(a)(3). For orders 
placed under the Federal Supply Schedules Program see 8.405-5. For all 
other multiple-award contracts see 16.505.
* * * * *

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6. Amend section 19.508 by revising paragraphs (c), (d), and (e); and 
adding paragraph (f) to read as follows:


19.508  Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

* * * * *
    (c) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.219-6, 
Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside, in solicitations and 
contracts involving total small business set-asides or reserves. This 
includes multiple-award contracts when orders may be set aside for any 
of the small business concerns identified in 19.000(a)(3), as described 
in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F). The clause at 52.219-6 with its 
Alternate I will be used when the acquisition is for a product in a 
class for which the Small Business Administration has waived the 
nonmanufacturer rule (see 19.102(f)(4) and (5)). Use the clause at 
52.219-6 with its Alternate II when including FPI in the competition in 
accordance with 19.504.
    (d) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.219-7, 
Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside, in solicitations and 
contracts involving partial small business set-asides. This includes 
part or parts of multiple-award contracts, including those described in 
38.101. The clause at 52.219-7 with its Alternate I will be used when 
the acquisition is for a product in a class for which the Small 
Business Administration has waived the nonmanufacturer rule (see 
19.102(f)(4) and (5)). Use the clause at 52.219-7 with its Alternate II 
when including FPI in the competition in accordance with 19.504.
    (e) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.219-14, 
Limitations on Subcontracting, in solicitations and contracts for 
supplies, services, and construction, if any portion of the requirement 
is to be set aside or reserved for small business and the contract 
amount is expected to exceed $150,000. This includes multiple-award 
contracts when orders may be set aside for small business concerns, as 
described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
    (f) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.219-13, 
Notice of Set-Aside of Orders, in solicitations and contracts to notify 
offerors if an order or orders are to be set aside for any of the small 
business concerns identified in 19.000(a)(3).

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7. Amend section 19.811-3 by revising paragraph (e) to read as follows:


19.811-3  Contract clauses.

* * * * *
    (e) The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.219-14, 
Limitations on Subcontracting, in any solicitation and contract 
resulting from this subpart. This includes multiple-award contracts 
when orders may be set aside for 8(a) concerns as described in 8.405-5 
and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).

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8. Amend section 19.1304 by revising paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as 
follows:


19.1304  Exclusions.

* * * * *
    (b) Orders under indefinite-delivery contracts (see subpart 16.5). 
(But see 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F) for discretionary set-asides of orders);
    (c) Orders against Federal Supply Schedules (see subpart 8.4). (But 
see 8.405-5 for discretionary set-asides of orders);
* * * * *


19.1308  [Amended]

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9. Amend section 19.1308 by removing from the first sentence of 
paragraph (b) ``of Total Hubzone'' and adding ``of Hubzone'' in its 
place.

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10. Amend section 19.1309 by revising the introductory text of 
paragraph (a) to read as follows:


19.1309  Contract clauses.

    (a) The contracting officer shall insert the clause 52.219-3, 
Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole Source Award, in solicitations and 
contracts for acquisitions that are set aside, or reserved for, or 
awarded on a sole source basis to, HUBZone small business concerns 
under 19.1305 or 19.1306. This includes multiple-award contracts when 
orders may be set aside for HUBZone small business concerns as 
described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
* * * * *

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11. Amend section 19.1404 by revising paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as 
follows:


19.1404  Exclusions.

* * * * *
    (b) Orders under indefinite-delivery contracts (see subpart 16.5). 
(But see 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F) for discretionary set-asides of orders);
    (c) Orders against Federal Supply Schedules (see subpart 8.4). (But 
see 8.405-5 for discretionary set-asides of orders); or
* * * * *

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12. Revise section 19.1407 to read as follows:


19.1407  Contract clauses.

    The contracting officer shall insert the clause 52.219-27, Notice 
of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, in 
solicitations and contracts for acquisitions that are set aside or 
reserved for, or awarded on a sole source basis to, service-disabled 
veteran-owned small business concerns under 19.1405 and 19.1406. This 
includes multiple-award contracts when orders may be set aside for 
service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns as described in 
8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).

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13. Amend section 19.1504 by revising paragraphs (c) and (d) to read as 
follows:


19.1504  Exclusions.

* * * * *
    (c) Orders under indefinite-delivery contracts (see subpart 16.5). 
(But see 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F) for discretionary set-asides of orders); or 
(d) Orders against Federal Supply Schedules (see subpart 8.4). (But see 
8.405-5 for discretionary set-asides of orders.)

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14. Amend section 19.1506 by revising paragraphs (a) and (b) to read as 
follows:


19.1506  Contract clauses.

    (a) The contracting officer shall insert the clause 52.219-29, 
Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-owned Small 
Business Concerns, in solicitations and contracts for acquisitions that 
are set aside or reserved for economically disadvantaged women-owned 
small business (EDWOSB) concerns under 19.1505(b). This includes 
multiple-award contracts when orders may be set aside for EDWOSB 
concerns as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
    (b) The contracting officer shall insert the clause 52.219-30, 
Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible 
Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program, in solicitations and 
contracts for acquisitions that are set aside or reserved for women-
owned small business (WOSB) concerns under 19.1505(c). This includes 
multiple-award contracts when orders may be set aside for WOSB concerns 
eligible under the WOSB program as described in 8.405-5 and 
16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).

PART 38--FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING


38.101  [Amended]

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15. Amend section 38.101 by removing from paragraph (e) ``(except see 
8.404).'' and adding ``(except see 8.404 and 8.405-5).'' in its place.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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16. Amend section 52.212-5 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause and paragraphs (b)(8) and (b)(11);
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (b)(15) through (b)(49) as paragraphs 
(b)(16) through (b)(50), respectively;
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c. Adding a new paragraph (b)(15); and
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d. Revising newly redesignated paragraphs (b)(16), (b)(21), (b)(23), 
and (b)(24).
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


52.212-5  Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes 
or Executive Orders--Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or 
Executive Orders--Commercial Items (NOV 2011)

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    ----(8) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source 
Award (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
* * * * *
    ----(11)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside 
(NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).
    ----(ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011).
    ----(iii) Alternate II (NOV 2011).
* * * * *
    ----(15) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 
U.S.C. 644(r)).
    ----(16) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) (15 
U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).
* * * * *
    ----(21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned 
Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f).
* * * * *
    ----(23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically 
Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (NOV 2011).
    ----(24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small 
Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business 
Program (NOV 2011).
* * * * *

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17. Amend section 52.219-3 by--
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a. Revising the section heading, the clause heading, and the date of 
the clause;
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (b) through (f) as paragraphs (c) through 
(g), respectively;
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c. Adding a new paragraph (b);
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d. Removing from the newly redesignated paragraph (e) ``in paragraph 
(c) of'' and adding ``in paragraph (d) of'' in its place;
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e. Removing from the newly redesignated paragraph (f) ``Paragraphs 
(e)(1) and (e)(2) of'' and adding ``Paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) of'' 
in its place; and
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f. In Alternate I, revising the date and introductory text; and 
redesignating paragraphs (c)(3) and (c)(4) as paragraphs (d)(3) and 
(d)(4), respectively.
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


52.219-3  Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole Source Award.

* * * * *

Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole Source Award (NOV 2011)

    (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to--
    (1) Contracts that have been set aside or reserved for, or 
awarded on a sole source basis to, HUBZone small business concerns;
    (2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been 
set aside for HUBZone small business concerns; and
    (3) Orders set-aside for HUBZone small business concerns under 
multiple-award contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 
16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
* * * * *
    Alternate I (NOV 2011). As prescribed in 19.1309(a)(1), 
substitute the following paragraphs (d)(3) and (d)(4) for paragraphs 
(d)(3) and (d)(4) of the basic clause:
* * * * *

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18. Amend section 52.219-6 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (b) and (c) as paragraphs (c) and (d), 
respectively;
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c. Adding a new paragraph (b);
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d. In Alternate I, revising the date; and removing from the end of the 
paragraph ``delete paragraph (c).'' and adding ``delete paragraph 
(d).'' in its place; and
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e. In Alternate II, revising the date and introductory text; and 
redesignating paragraph (b) as paragraph (c), respectively.
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


52.219-6  Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside.

* * * * *

Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011)

* * * * *
    (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to--
    (1) Contracts that have been totally set aside or reserved for 
small business concerns; and
    (2) Orders set aside for small business concerns under multiple-
award contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
* * * * *
    Alternate I (NOV 2011). * * *
    Alternate II (NOV 2011). As prescribed in 19.508(c), substitute 
the following paragraph (c) for paragraph (c) of the basic clause:
* * * * *

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19. Add section 52.219-13 to read as follows:


52.219-13  Notice of Set-Aside of Orders.

    As prescribed in 19.508(f), insert the following clause:

Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)

    The Contracting Officer will give notice of the order or orders, 
if any, to be set aside for small business concerns identified in 
19.000(a)(3) and the applicable small

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business program. This notice, and its restrictions, will apply only 
to the specific orders that have been set aside for any of the small 
business concerns identified in 19.000(a)(3).

(End of clause)


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20. Amend section 52.219-14 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Redesignating paragraph (b) as paragraph (c; and
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c. Adding a new paragraph (b) to read as follows:


52.219-14  Limitations on Subcontracting.

* * * * *

Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011)

* * * * *
    (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to--
    (1) Contracts that have been set aside or reserved for small 
business concerns or 8(a) concerns;
    (2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been 
set aside for small business concerns or 8(a) concerns; and
    (3) Orders set aside for small business or 8(a) concerns under 
multiple-award contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 
16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
* * * * *

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21. Amend section 52.219-27 by--
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a. Revising the section heading, the clause heading, and the date of 
the clause;
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (b) through (e) as paragraphs (c) through 
(f), respectively; and
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c. Adding a new paragraph (b).
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


52.219-27  Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-
Aside.

* * * * *

Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 
2011)

* * * * *
    (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to--
    (1) Contracts that have been set aside or reserved for service-
disabled veteran-owned small business concerns;
    (2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been 
set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small business 
concerns; and
    (3) Orders set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small 
business concerns under multiple-award contracts as described in 
8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
* * * * *

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22. Amend section 52.219-29 by--
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a. Revising the section heading, the clause heading, and the date of 
the clause;
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (b) through (e) as paragraphs (c) through 
(f), respectively;
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c. Adding a new paragraph (b); and
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d. Removing from the newly redesignated paragraph (e)(4) ``paragraph 
(c) above'' and adding ``paragraph (d) above'' in its place.
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


52.219-29  Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-
Owned Small Business Concerns.

* * * * *

Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small 
Business Concerns (Nov 2011)

* * * * *
    (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to--
    (1) Contracts that have been set aside or reserved for EDWOSB 
concerns;
    (2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been 
set aside for EDWOSB concerns; and
    (3) Orders set aside for EDWOSB concerns under multiple-award 
contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
* * * * *

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23. Amend section 52.219-30 by--
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a. Revising the section heading, the clause heading, and the date of 
the clause;
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (b) through (e) as paragraphs (c) through 
(f), respectively;
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c. Adding a new paragraph (b); and
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d. Removing from the newly redesignated paragraph (e)(4) ``paragraph 
(c) above'' and adding ``paragraph (d) above'' in its place.
    The revised and added text reads as follows:


52.219-30  Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns 
Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program.

* * * * *

Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible 
Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Nov 2011)

* * * * *
    (b) Applicability. This clause applies only to--
    (1) Contracts that have been set aside or reserved for WOSB 
concerns eligible under the WOSB Program;
    (2) Part or parts of a multiple-award contract that have been 
set aside for WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program; and
    (3) Orders set aside for WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB 
Program, under multiple-award contracts as described in 8.405-5 and 
16.505(b)(2)(i)(F).
* * * * *

[FR Doc. 2011-27786 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]
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