DATE: March 28, 2022

SUBJECT: Acquisition Guide Chapter 19.2 Revision, Small Business Program

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

SUMMARY: The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) states that contracting officers may set aside solicitations to allow only small businesses to compete. Small business prime contractors are subject to limitations on subcontracting. This update adds guidance on the limitations.

Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division at DOE_oapmpolicy@hq.doe.gov. For

NNSA questions concerning this policy flash, please contact NNSA at (505) 845-4337.