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DFARS 252.219-7003 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts). Basic (Apr 2018)

As prescribed in 219.708(b)(1)(A) and (b)(1)(A)(1),

Use the basic or alternate clause at 252.219-7003, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts), in solicitations and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, that contain the clause at FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan.

                    (1)  Use the basic clause at 252.219-7003, when using the basic, alternate I, or alternate II of FAR 52.219-9.

                    (2)  Use the alternate I clause at 252.219-7003, when using Alternate III of FAR 52.219-9.


This clause supplements the Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan, clause of this contract.

      (a)  Definitions.  “Summary Subcontract Report (SSR) Coordinator,” as used in this clause, means the individual at the department or agency level who is registered in the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) and is responsible for acknowledging receipt or rejecting SSRs in eSRS for the department or agency.

      (b)  Subcontracts awarded to workshops approved by the Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled (41 U.S.C. 8502-8504), may be counted toward the Contractor’s small business subcontracting goal.

      (c)  A mentor firm, under the Pilot Mentor-Protege Program established under section 831 of Public Law 101-510, as amended, may count toward its small disadvantaged business goal, subcontracts awarded to—

              (1)  Protege firms which are qualified organizations employing the severely disabled; and

              (2)  Former protege firms that meet the criteria in section 831(g)(4) of Public Law 101-510.

      (d)  The master plan is approved by the Contractor's cognizant contract administration activity.

      (e)  In those subcontracting plans which specifically identify small businesses, the Contractor shall notify the Administrative Contracting Officer of any substitutions of firms that are not small business firms, for the small business firms specifically identified in the subcontracting plan. Notifications shall be in writing and shall occur within a reasonable period of time after award of the subcontract. Contractor-specified formats shall be acceptable.

      (f)(1)  For DoD, the Contractor shall submit reports in eSRS as follows:

                    (i)  The Individual Subcontract Report (ISR) shall be submitted to the contracting officer at the procuring contracting office, even when contract administration has been delegated to the Defense Contract Management Agency.

                    (ii)  An SSR for other than a commercial subcontracting plan, or construction and related maintenance repair contracts, shall be submitted in eSRS to the department or agency within DoD that administers the majority of the Contractor’s individual subcontracting plans. An example would be Defense Finance and Accounting Service or Missile Defense Agency.

      (2)  For DoD, the authority to acknowledge receipt or reject reports in eSRS is as follows:

                    (i)  The authority to acknowledge receipt or reject the ISR resides with the contracting officer who receives it, as described in paragraph (f)(1)(i) of this clause.       

                   (ii)  Except as provided in (f)(2)(iii), the authority to acknowledge receipt or reject SSRs in eSRS resides with the SSR Coordinator at the department or agency that administers the majority of the Contractor’s individual subcontracting plans.

                   (iii)  The authority to acknowledge receipt or reject SSRs for construction and related maintenance and repair contracts resides with the SSR Coordinator for each department or agency.

      (g)  Include the clause at 252.219-7004, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Test Program), in subcontracts with subcontractors that participate in the Test Program described in DFARS 219.702-70, if the subcontract is expected to exceed $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility) and to have further subcontracting opportunities.

(End of clause)



Prime’s obligation;
Small business ✖ Outside U.S. ✖   DFARS 212.301 
⚠ =52.219-9 Basic ⚠ =52.219-9 Alt I


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