(Revised December 31, 2012)
(d) For the defense agencies, the director of the Office of Small Business Programs must be appointed by, be responsible to, and report directly to the director or deputy director of the defense agency.
(8) The responsibility for assigning small business technical advisors is delegated to the head of the contracting activity.
(10) Contracting activity small business specialists perform this function by—
(A) Reviewing and making recommendations for all acquisitions (including orders placed against Federal Supply Schedule contracts) over $10,000, except those under the simplified acquisition threshold that are totally set aside for small business concerns in accordance with FAR 19.502-2. Follow the procedures at PGI 219.201(d)(10) (DFARS/PGI view) regarding such reviews.
(B) Making the review before issuance of the solicitation or contract modification and documenting it on DD Form 2579, Small Business Coordination Record; and
(C) Referring recommendations that have been rejected by the contracting officer to the Small Business Administration (SBA) procurement center representative. If an SBA procurement center representative is not assigned, see FAR 19.402(a).
(11) Also conduct annual reviews to assess—
(A) The extent of consolidation of contract requirements that has occurred (see 207.170); and
(B) The impact of those consolidations on the availability of small business concerns to participate in procurements as both contractors and subcontractors.
(f) The Directors, Office of Small Business Programs, of the military departments and defense agencies are responsible for determining whether use of the price evaluation adjustment to achieve a small disadvantaged business goal has caused non-SDB firms in a particular North American Industry Classification System Industry Subsector to bear an undue burden or other inappropriate effect. A copy of each determination shall be forwarded to the Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), simultaneously with submittal to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
219.202 Specific policies.
219.202-1 Encouraging small business participation in acquisitions.
219.202-5 Data collection and reporting requirements.
Determine the premium percentage to be entered in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) as follows:
(1) For small disadvantaged business or historically black college and university/minority institution set-asides, divide the difference between the fair market price and the award price by the fair market price.
(2) For price evaluation adjustment awards (see FAR Subpart 19.11), divide the difference between the low responsive offer and the award price by the low responsive offer.
(3) For partial small business set-asides with preferential consideration for small disadvantaged business concerns, divide the difference between the award price on the non-set-aside portion and the award price on the set-aside portion by the award price on the non-set-aside portion.
(b) Within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year, departments and agencies shall submit the report to the Secretary of Defense, who will report to the SBA on behalf of all DoD departments and agencies. Reports must include—
(i) Justification for failure to meet goals established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and
(ii) Planned actions for increasing participation by such firms in future contract awards.