DATE: November 30, 2021

Class Deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding Exceptions to the Limitations on Subcontracting Requirements for Small Business Concerns under FAR Part 19

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers FROM: Director Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division Office of Policy Office of Acquisition Management

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) issued CAAC Letter 2021-02 on August 13, 2021, authorizing agencies to issue class deviations implementing SBA’s rule at 13 CFR 125.6 to implement exclusions to FAR Clause 52.219-14, Limitations of Subcontracting.

The DOE class deviation and CAAC Letter 2021-02 with the FAR Deviation Text are attached.

Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division at