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Subpart 19.10- Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program

19.1001 General.

The Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program was established by the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program Act of 1988, Public Law 100-656 (15 U.S.C. 644 note). The program is implemented by a joint OFPP and SBA Policy Directive and Implementation Plan, dated May 25, 1999. The program consists of two major components-

(a) Unrestricted competition in four designated industry groups; and
(b) Enhanced small business participation in 10 agency targeted industry categories.

19.1002 Definitions.

"Emerging small business," as used in this subpart, means a small business concern whose size is no greater than 50 percent of the numerical size standard applicable to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to a contracting opportunity.

"Emerging small business reserve amount," for the designated groups described in 19.1005, means a threshold established by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy of-

(1) $25,000 for construction, refuse systems and related services, and nonnuclear ship repair; and
(2) $50,000 for architectural and engineering services.

19.1003 Purpose.

The purpose of the Program is to-

(a) Assess the ability of small businesses to compete successfully in certain industry categories without competition being restricted by the use of small business set-asides. This portion of the program is limited to the four designated industry groups listed in section 19.1005.
(b) Expand small business participation in 10 targeted industry categories through continued use of set-aside procedures, increased management attention, and specifically tailored acquisition procedures, as implemented through agency procedures.
(c) Measure the extent to which awards are made to a new category of small businesses known as emerging small businesses (ESB's), and to provide for certain acquisitions to be reserved for ESB participation only. This portion of the program is also limited to the four designated industry groups listed in section 19.1005.

19.1004 Participating agencies.

The following agencies have been identified as participants in the demonstration program:

The Department of Agriculture.

The Department of Defense, except the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.

The Department of Energy.

The Department of Health and Human Services.

The Department of the Interior.

The Department of Transportation.

The Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Environmental Protection Agency.

The General Services Administration.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

19.1005 Applicability.

(a) Designated industry groups.
NAICS CODE
NAICS DESCRIPTION

1. Construction (except dredging)
Subsector 236-Construction of Buildings
236115
New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)
236116
New Multi-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)
236117
New Housing Operative Builders
236118
Residential Remodelers
236210
Industrial Building Construction
236220
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Subsector 237-Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
237110
Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
237120
Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
237130
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
237210
Land Subdivision
237310
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
237990
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (except dredging)
Subsector 238-Specialty Trade Contractors
238110
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
238120
Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
238130
Framing Contractors
238140
Masonry Contractors
238150
Glass and Glazing Contractors
238160
Roofing Contractors
238170
Siding Contractors
238190
Other Foundatin, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
238210
Electrical Contractors
238220
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
238290
Other Building Equipment Contractors
238310
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
238320
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
238330
Flooring Contractors
238340
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
238350
Finish Carpentry Contractors
238390
Other Building Finishing Contractors
238910
Site Preparation Contractors
238990
All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
2. Non-nuclear Ship Repair
336611
Ship Building and Repairing
PSC J998
Non-nuclear Ship Repair (East) Ship Repair (including overhauls and conversions) performed on non-nuclear propelled and nonpropelled ships east of the 108th meridian
PSC J999
Non-nuclear Ship Repair (West) Ship Repair (including overhauls and conversions) performed on non-nuclear propelled and nonpropelled ships west of the 108th meridian
3. Architectural and Engineering Services
(including surveying and mapping)
541310
Architectural Services or
541330
Engineering Services
PSC C111
Administrative and Service Buildings
PSC C112
Airfield, Communication and Missile Facilities
PSC C113
Educational Buildings
PSC C114
Hospital Buildings
PSC C115
Industrial Buildings
PSC C116
Residential Buildings
PSC C117
Warehouse Buildings
PSC C118
Research and Development Facilities
PSC C119
Other Buildings
PSC C121
Conservation and Development
PSC C122
Highways, Roads, Streets, Bridges and Railways
PSC C123
Electric Power Generation (EPG)
PSC C124
Utilities
PSC C129
Other Non-Building Structures
PSC C130
Restoration
PSC C211
Architect-Engineering Services (including landscaping, interior layout, and designing)
PSC C212
Engineering Drafting Services
PSC C213
A&E Inspection Services (non-construction)
PSC C214
A&E Management Engineering Services
PSC C215
A&E Production Engineering Services (including Design and Control, and Building Programming)
PSC C216
Marine Architect and Engineering Services
PSC C219
Other Architect and Engineering Services
541360
Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services or
541370
Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services
PSC T002
Cartography Services
PSC T004
Charting Services
PSC T008
Photogrammetry Services
PSC T009
Aerial Photographic Services
PSC T014
Topography Services
PSC R404
Land Surveys, Cadastral Services (non-construction)
4. Refuse Systems and Related Services
562111
Solid Waste Collection or
562119
Other Waste Collection or
562219
Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
PSC S205
Trash/Garbage Collection Services-including Portable Sanitation Services
(b) Targeted industry categories. Each participating agency, in consultation with the Small Business Administration, designates its own targeted industry categories for enhanced small business participation.

19.1006 Exclusions.

This subpart does not apply to-

(a) Orders placed against Federal Supply Schedules;
(b) Contract awards to educational and nonprofit organizations; or
(c) Contract awards to governmental entities.

19.1007 Procedures.

(a) General.
(1) All solicitations must include the applicable NAICS code and size standards.
(2) The face of each award made pursuant to the program must contain a statement that the award is being issued pursuant to the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.
(b) Solicitations greater than the ESB reserve amount.
(1) Solicitations for acquisitions in any of the four designated industry groups that have an anticipated dollar value greater than the emerging small business reserve amount must not be considered for small business set-asides under Subpart 19.5. However, agencies may reinstate the use of small business set-asides as necessary to meet their assigned goals, but only within organizational units that failed to meet the small business participation goal.
(2) Acquisitions in the designated industry groups must continue to be considered for placement under the 8(a) Program (see Subpart 19.8), the HUBZone Program (see Subpart 19.13), and the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program (see Subpart 19.14).
(c) Solicitations equal to or less than the ESB reserve amount.
(1) Solicitations for acquisitions in the four designated industry groups with an estimated value equal to or less than the emerging small business reserve amount must be set aside for ESBs, provided that the contracting officer determines that there is a reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible ESBs that will be competitive in terms of market price, quality, and delivery. If no such reasonable expectation exists, the contracting officer must-
(i) For acquisitions $25,000 or less, proceed in accordance with Subpart 19.5, 19.8, 19.13, or 19.14; or
(ii) For acquisitions greater than $25,000 and less than or equal to the ESB reserve amount, proceed in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section.
(2) If the contracting officer proceeds with the ESB set-aside and receives a quotation from only one ESB at a reasonable price, the contracting officer must make the award. If there is no quote from an ESB, or the quote is not at a reasonable price, then the contracting officer must cancel the ESB set-aside and proceed in accordance with paragraph (c)(1)(i) or (ii) of this section.
(d) Expanding small business participation in targeted industry categories. Each participating agency must develop and implement a time-phased strategy with incremental goals, including reporting on goal attainment. To the extent practicable, provisions that encourage and promote teaming and joint ventures must be considered. These provisions should permit small business firms to effectively compete for contracts that individual small businesses would be ineligible to compete for because of lack of production capacity or capability.

19.1008 Solicitation provisions.

(a) Insert in full text the provision at 52.219-19, Small Business Concern Representation for the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program, in all solicitations in the four designated industry groups.
(b) Insert in full text the provision at 52.219-20, Notice of Emerging Small Business Set-Aside, in all solicitations for emerging small businesses in accordance with 19.1007(c).
(c) Insert in full text the provision at 52.219-21, Small Business Size Representation for Targeted Industry Categories under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program, in all solicitations issued in each of the targeted industry categories under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program that are expected to result in a contract award in excess of $25,000.

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