[Federal Register: March 23, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 55)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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48 CFR Chapter 1

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Entity Compliance Guide

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide.


SUMMARY: This document is issued under the joint authority of the 
Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the 
Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 
This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with 
Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-02 which amends the FAR. An asterisk 
(*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has 
been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information 
regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-02, which precedes this 
document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.acqnet.gov/far

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurieann Duarte, FAR Secretariat, 
(202) 501-4755. For clarification of content, contact Rhonda Cundiff at 
(202) 501-0044.

* Procurement Program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business 
Concerns (FAR Case 2004-002)

    This final rule provides for set-aside and sole source procurement 
authority for service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) 
concerns. It amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) interim 
rule that was published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 25274, May 5, 
2004, to implement Section 308 of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003, 
Procurement Program for Small Business Concerns Owned and Controlled by 
Service-Disabled Veterans (Pub. L. 108-183). The interim rule provided 
that contracting officers may: (1) award contracts on the basis of 
competition restricted to service-disabled veteran-owned small 
businesses (SDVOSB) if there is a reasonable expectation that two or 
more SDVOSB concerns will submit offers and that the award can be made 
at a fair market price, or (2) award a sole source contract to a 
responsible SDVOSB concern when there is not a reasonable expectation 
that two or more SDVOSB concerns would offer, the anticipated contract 
price (including options) will not exceed $5 million (for 
manufacturing) or $3 million otherwise, and the contract award can be 
made at a fair and reasonable price. This final rule is published in 
conjunction with two rules published by the Small Business 
Administration (SBA).

    Dated: March 16, 2005.
Rodney P. Lantier,
Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 05-5657 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]