DATE: January 3, 2023

SUBJECT: Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding Implementation of CFR 124.104(c)(2), increasing the net worth threshold for an individual to be eligible as an economically disadvantaged small business concern

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

SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) issued CAAC letter 2023-02 on December 15, 2022, authorizing agencies to issue class deviations to revise the definition of a “small disadvantaged business concern”.

The DOE class deviation and CAAC letter 2023-02 with the FAR deviation text are attached.

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