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This Community serves as the central repository for small business policy and guidance information, small business programs, training materials, tools and related learning assets. 

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All Things Small Business (ATSB) Podcast
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12/21/2023:

Event description: 15-30 minute conversations that connect our listeners to real-life issues impacting the small business community within the defense industrial base. Topics range from current events, industry marketing strategies, business development and growth strategies, the influence of socioeconomic programs, innovation, navigating through the unexpected, success stories, the true grit of being a small business owner, workforce training topics, and much, much more. Speakers represent government, industry, and academia.

ATSB podcasts are deployed every 3-4 weeks.

You can listen to the podcast on the DAU Small Business Media page at  Small Business - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu).  You can also listen on YouTube.

Episode 2 is the revised ATSB format after a one-year strategic pause.

All Things Small Business Episode 2
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Is Small Business Coordination (DD Form 2579) required for establishing a BPA?
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All Things Small Business (ATSB) Podcast

12/21/2023:

Event description: 15-30 minute conversations that connect our listeners to real-life issues impacting the small business community within the defense industrial base. Topics range from current events, industry marketing strategies, business development and growth strategies, the influence of socioeconomic programs, innovation, navigating through the unexpected, success stories, the true grit of being a small business owner, workforce training topics, and much, much more. Speakers represent government, industry, and academia.

ATSB podcasts are deployed every 3-4 weeks.

You can listen to the podcast on the DAU Small Business Media page at  Small Business - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu).  You can also listen on YouTube.

Episode 2 is the revised ATSB format after a one-year strategic pause.

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Section 1331 Authorities - A Primer
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Section 1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111-240) recognizes the significant opportunities that exist to increase small business participation on multiple award contracts and the ability of set-asides— the most powerful small business contracting tool—to unlock these opportunities. Under Section 1331, Federal agencies may: (1) set aside part or parts of multiple award contracts for small business; (2) reserve one or more awards for small businesses on multiple award contracts that are established through full and open competition; and (3) set aside orders under multiple award contracts awarded pursuant to full and open competition that have not been set-aside or partially set-aside, nor include a reserve for small businesses. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the authorities granted by Section 1331. X

Class Deviation - Contract Consolidation
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Class Deviation - Contract Consolidation (DARS 2013-O0021).  Contracting officers shall use $2 million in lieu of$6 million for the dollar threshold set forth at DFARS 207.170-3(a). Agencies are prohibited from consolidating contract requirements exceeding this threshold unless the acquisition strategy includes the results of market research, identification of any altemative approaches that would involve a lesser degree of contract consolidation, and a determination by the senior procurement executive that the contract consolidation is necessary and justified. X

Class Deviation - Summary Subcontract Report Submission
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Class Deviation - Summary Subcontract Report Submission (DARS 2013-O0014). X

Congressional Research Service - Contract Bundling under SB Act
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CRS report on bundling and the Small Business Act: Existing Law and Proposed Amendments. X

Assignment of Functional Advisor - Functional Lead for DoD Small Business Professionals
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This memorandum above assigns the Director, Office of Small Business Programs, as the Functional Advisor/Functional Lead (FA/FL) for small business professionals. X

Rescission of Class Deviation 2012-O0014 - Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors
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DPAP memo - Class Deviation to use clause in memo to require prime contractors to pay small business subcontractor on an accelerated timetable to the mazimum extent practicable.  DFARS clause 52.232-99.   On 15 Aug 12, DPAP issued Class Deviation 2012-O0014 – Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors to require prime contractors to pay small business subcontractor on an accelerated timetable to the mazimum extent practicable.  (DFARS clause 52.232-99.)   On 21 Feb 13, DPAP rescinded the class deviation through the "Rescission of Class Deviation 2012-O0014 - Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors" On 11 March 13, the National Defense Industrial Association requested OUSD(AT&L) to reconsider its decision in memo "11 Mar 13, Request for OUSD (AT&L) reconsideration from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)" On 19 April 13, OUSD(AT&L), DPAP submitted a response explaining why the rescission to the class deviation could not be reversed in "19 Apr 13, Response from OUSD (AT&L), DPAP to the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)"           X

Rescission of Class Deviation 2012-O0014 - Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors
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DPAP memo - Class Deviation to use clause in memo to require prime contractors to pay small business subcontractor on an accelerated timetable to the mazimum extent practicable.  DFARS clause 52.232-99.   On 15 Aug 12, DPAP issued Class Deviation 2012-O0014 – Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors to require prime contractors to pay small business subcontractor on an accelerated timetable to the mazimum extent practicable.  (DFARS clause 52.232-99.)   On 21 Feb 13, DPAP rescinded the class deviation through the "Rescission of Class Deviation 2012-O0014 - Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors" On 11 March 13, the National Defense Industrial Association requested OUSD(AT&L) to reconsider its decision in memo "11 Mar 13, Request for OUSD (AT&L) reconsideration from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)" On 19 April 13, OUSD(AT&L), DPAP submitted a response explaining why the rescission to the class deviation could not be reversed in "19 Apr 13, Response from OUSD (AT&L), DPAP to the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)"           X

Myth-busting 2 - Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication and Myth-Busting 2 - Addressing Misconceptions and Further Improving Communication During the Acquisition Process
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OFPP Myth-Busting memos dated 7 May 2012 and 2 February 2011.  To continue our focus on early, frequent and constructive engagement with industry, OFPP issued 2 "Myth-Busting" memorandum (attached), Myth-busting memo #1 focused on misconceptions on the part of Federal agencies regarding vendor communication.  Mythy-busting memo #2 addresses the misconceptions that may be held by some in the vendor community. These memos also provide additional information and strategies for both agencies and vendors to promote more effective communication. x

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