Small Business Set-Asides
I need a 3 – 4 page research paper (not counting reference page) and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation.
Address the following:
1. Discuss the small business set-aside program and explain its intent. a. Provide a high-level overview of the various set-aside programs, to include coverage of the requirements and components of those programs. b. Who makes the determination of whether to set-aside an acquisition?
2. What criteria must a business meet in order to be awarded a set-aside contract? a. Explain the “Rule of Two” b. Explain the “Non-manufacture Rule” c. What subcontracting limitations apply to contracts set-aside for small businesses when the contract amount > $150,000?
3. Discuss the issue(s), outcome and implications of GAO Decision B-411540, B-411540.2 (Rice Services, Inc. (Aug 20, 2015)
4. Describe the process for dissolving a set-aside. What circumstances would lead the contracting officer to take this action?