Can the government award work that could be considered part of prime’s SOW directly to sub? in Contract Award Process Posted March 9, 2018 · Report reply We are a small business sub to a large prime on a large, long running contract with a broad SOW. The government customer would like to award a subset of this SOW to us, under a separate contract vehicle (which we have). How much latitude does a CO have to go directly to a sub, when the work could be interpreted to be included under the broad SOW of a competitively awarded prime contract? Can the CO interpret this subset as distinct from the prime’s SOW and award it under different contract vehicle, even though the prime’s SOW is written broadly enough that such distinction is a bit of grey zone? Any advice on how the CO could define this requirement that would help the distinction? Pitfalls to avoid? Thank you in advance for any feedback.