As prescribed in 19.811-3(d), the contracting officer shall insert the clause at 52.219-18 8, Notification of Competition Limited to Eligible 8(a) Participants, in competitive solicitations and contracts when the acquisition is accomplished using the procedures of 19.805. The clause at 52.219-18 with its Alternate I shall be used when competition is to be limited to 8(a) participants within one or more specific SBA districts pursuant to 19.804-2.
Notification of Competition Limited to Eligible 8(a) Participants (Mar 2020) Alternate I (Mar 2020)
(a) Offers are solicited only from small business concerns expressly certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for participation in the SBA’s 8(a) Program and which meet the following criteria at the time of submission of offer-
(1) The Offeror is in conformance with the 8(a) support limitation set forth in its approved business plan; and
(2) The Offeror is in conformance with the Business Activity Targets set forth in its approved business plan or any remedial action directed by the SBA.
(3) The offeror’s approved business plan is on the file and serviced by ________ [Contracting Officer completes by inserting the appropriate SBA District and/or Regional Office(s) as identified by the SBA].
(b) By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it meets all of the criteria set forth in paragraph (a) of this clause.
(c) Any award resulting from this solicitation will be made to the Small Business Administration, which will subcontract performance to the successful 8(a) offeror selected through the evaluation criteria set forth in this solicitation.
(d) The ____________ [insert name of SBA's contractor] will notify the ____________ [insert name of contracting agency] Contracting Officer in writing immediately upon entering an agreement (either oral or written) to transfer all or part of its stock.
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