819.7005 VA service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside procedures.
The contracting officer shall consider SDVOSB set-asides, before considering VOSB set-asides. Except as authorized by 813.106, 819.7007 and 819.7008, the contracting officer shall set-aside an acquisition for competition restricted to verified SDVOSB concerns upon a reasonable expectation based on market research that:
When conducting SDVOSB set-asides, the contracting officer shall ensure that:
If the contracting officer receives only one acceptable offer at a fair and reasonable price from a verified SDVOSB in response to an SDVOSB set-aside, the contracting officer should make an award to that SDVOSB. If the contracting officer receives no acceptable offers/quotes from verified SDVOSBs, the set-aside shall be withdrawn and the requirement, if still valid, set aside for VOSB competition, or otherwise procured using the most appropriate strategy based on the results of market research.
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