The Basics of the Department Of Defense Sub-Contracting Program in Section 8(d) Small Business Act – 15 USC 637(d) Specifies that small businesses will have maximum practicable opportunity to participate in contract performance consistent with efficient performance.
Section 15(g) Small Business Act15 USC 644(g) Specifies government-wide goals for contracts and subcontracts awarded to small business concerns
Small businesses will have maximum practicable opportunity to participate in contract performance consistent with efficient performance Subcontracting Plan requirement Comply in good faith with subcontract plan requirements Imposition of liquidated damages
When not required
Types of Subcontracting Plans (FAR 19.7 / 52.219-9 and related DFARS)
Mandatory Elements Included in Subcontracting Plan (FAR 19.7/52.219-9)
Categories Included in Goals of a Subcontracting Plan (as defined in FAR 19/26 and DFARS 252.219-7003)
mall business (SB) – located in U.S., organized for profit, including affiliates is independently owned & operated, not dominant in field of operations in which it is bidding on Government contracts, AND meets Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards included in solicitation. The size standard is based upon the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) assigned to the specific procurement dependent upon product/service purchased. Self-certify FAR 52.219-9 also includes subcontracts awarded to Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) or Indian tribe, regardless of size or SBA certification status of ANC or Indian tribe. DFARS 252.219-7003 also includes subcontracts awarded to qualified non-profit agencies approved by Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, the independent federal agency that administers AbilityOne Program, formerly JWOD (Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act) (41 USC 46-48(c).
Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB) – Small Business, at least 51% owned by ≥ 1 women, AND management & daily business operations controlled by ≥1 women. Self-certify
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) <– Small Business, owned & controlled 51% or more by ≥ 1 U.S. citizens, AND SBA-certified as a HUBZone concern (principal office located in a designated HUBZone AND ≥ 35% of employees live in a HUBZone).
Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) – Small Business, veteran-owned as defined in 38 USC 101(2), ≥ 51% owned by ≥1 veterans, AND management & daily business operations controlled by ≥ 1 veterans. Self-certify
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SD-VOSB) – Small Business, veteran-owned, ≥51% owned by ≥ 1 service-disabled veterans, AND management & daily business operations controlled by ≥1 service-disabled veterans OR in the case of veteran with permanent & severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran, AND with 0% - 100% service-connected disability as defined in 38 USC 101(16) & documented on DD 214 or equivalent. Self-certify
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) – Small Business unconditionally owned & controlled by <≥ 1 socially & economically disadvantaged individuals who are in good character & citizens of the U.S. Self-certify
FAR 52.219-9, SDB also includes: subcontracts awarded to Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) or Indian tribe regardless of size or SBA certification status of ANC or Indian tribe
DFARS 252.219-7003, SDB also includes:
DefenseLink ≥ $5M award notices http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts
Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) http://www.esrs.gov
SBA Subnet http://web.sba.gov/subnet
Companies Participating in DoD Subcontracting
DAU Small Business Community of Practice (SB COP)
SBA Subcontracting Opportunities Directory http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/gc/contacts/index.html
Lockheed Martin’s Camden, Arkansas Operations,
Lockheed Martin’s Camden, Arkansas Operations, could be good place for some sub contact work.
Doing Business with Lockheed Martin http://www.lockheedmartin.com/suppliers/doingbusiness/ which employs approximately 450 in southern Arkansas, is the final assembly site for the in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) line of launchers and precision-strike rockets, the transformational High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher and the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile, the world’s only fielded, combat-proven terminal air defense missile employing hit-to-kill technology. Additionally, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launcher will be produced in Camden beginning in 2017 .
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 contracts of $41.9 billion
“We base our existence on delivering products that meet or exceed contractual commitments and customer requirements, while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards” said Woods. “We don't just pay lip service to quality here in Camden… it’s ingrained in our culture at every level. And that includes our suppliers and subcontract partners.”
FAR Regulations concerning sub-contracting opportunities for small business from prime government contractors.
FAR 19.7 / DFARS 219.7, Small Business Subcontracting
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