(Revised October 1, 2000)
(1) When leader company contracting is to be considered, take special effort to select a small disadvantaged business (SDB) concern as the follower company if—
(i) The follower company will be a subcontractor and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Industry Subsector of the acquisition is one in which use of an evaluation factor or subfactor for participation of SDB concerns is currently authorized (see FAR 19.201(b)); or
(ii) The follower company will be a prime contractor and the NAICS Industry Subsector of the acquisition is one in which use of a price evaluation adjustment is currently authorized (see FAR 19.201(b)).
(2) If special effort is required by paragraph (1) of this section and an SDB is not selected as the follower company, the contracting officer shall document the contract file to reflect—
(i) The extent of actions taken to identify SDB concerns for participation in the acquisition; and
(ii) The rationale for selection of a non-SDB as the follower company.