For a MATOC that was awarded as a small business set-aside and thereby has only small business contractors, would the task order issued under the MATOC be considered a small business set-aside?
This question is in connection to the DD2579 requirement. If a task order is under $150,000 and going to a small business contractor, are we required to have Small Business Representative concurrence on the approach? The answer is related to whether a task order to a small business is considered a small business set-aside.
Yes, an order under a Small Business MATOC is considered to be a set-aside for small business. FAR 16.505(b)(2)(F), contracting officers may set aside orders for any of the small business concerns (Small business, HUBZone, 8(a), SDVOSB, WOSB, and EDWOSB).
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Yes, a 2579 may be required to concur onthe approach. DFARS and DFARS PGI 219.201 provides that "agenies are not precluded from requiring that actions over $10,000, but under $150,000, that are totally set aside for small business be reviewed by the small business specialist. One example of when an agency may choose to require this review is when the agency determines that such a review is necessary to assist contracting officers in identifying opportunities for other small business set-aside programs (e.g., HUBZone, service-disabled veteran-owned, small disadvantaged business, women-owned small business) in order to meet small business goal."