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19.502-5 Methods of conducting set-asides.

19.502-5 Methods of conducting set-asides.

      (a) Total small business set-asides may be conducted by using simplified acquisition procedures (see part  13), sealed bids (see part  14), or competitive proposals (see part  15). Partial small business set-asides may be conducted using sealed bids (see part  14), or competitive proposals (see part  15).

      (b) Except for offers on the non-set-aside portion of partial set-asides, offers received from concerns that do not qualify as small business concerns shall be considered nonresponsive and shall be rejected. However, before rejecting an offer otherwise eligible for award because of questions concerning the size representation, an SBA determination must be obtained (see subpart  19.3).