This part also implements 10 U.S.C. 2323, which sets a goal for DoD for each of fiscal years 1987 through 2009 to—
(1) Award five percent of contract and subcontract dollars to small disadvantaged business (SDB) concerns, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and minority institutions (MIs) (See Part 226 for policy/procedures on HBCU/MIs); and
(2) Maximize the number of such entities in DoD contracting and subcontracting.
“Small disadvantaged business concern” is defined:
(1) At FAR 52.219-23(a) (i.e., a firm is considered a small disadvantaged business (SDB) concern by receiving certification by the Small Business Administration and meeting the other listed criteria), except as specified in paragraph (2) of this definition.
(2) At FAR 52.219-23(a) or 52.219-1(b)(2) for the following purposes (i.e., a firm is considered an SDB concern by either receiving certification by the Small Business Administration and meeting the other listed criteria or self-representing its status for general statistical purposes):
(ii) A lower threshold for inclusion of customary progress payments in contracts with SDB concerns (see 232.502-1).
(iv) Reporting contract actions with SDB concerns (“Type of Business” on the DD Form 350, Individual Contracting Action Report (see 253.204-70(d)(5)(i)(A)) or “Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Actions” on the DD Form 1057, Monthly Contracting Summary of Actions $25,000 or Less (see 253.204-71(g)(2)).