Adding Set-Aside Opportunities For Small Businesses

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 1:12 PM EST) -- On Nov. 2, 2011, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council published an interim rule that allows federal agencies to set aside task and delivery orders placed under a multiple-award contract (MAC), such as a U.S. General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract, for small businesses or any small business subcategory (i.e., women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, 8(a), HUBZone).

In addition, for small businesses or any small business subcategory, agencies can now set aside parts of a MAC, or reserve awards under full and open multiple-award procurements. The new...
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