19.1306 HUBZone sole source awards.
(a) A contracting officer shall consider a contract award to a HUBZone small business concern on a sole source basis (see 6.302-5(b)(5)) before considering a small business set-aside (see 19.203 and subpart 19.5), provided none of the exclusions at 19.1304 apply; and-
(1) The contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that offers would be received from two or more HUBZone small business concerns;
(2) The anticipated price of the contract, including options, will not exceed-
(i) $7 million for a requirement within the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for manufacturing; or
(ii) $4.5 million for a requirement within all other NAICS codes;
(4) The acquisition is greater than the simplified acquisition threshold (see part 13);
(5) The HUBZone small business concern has been determined to be a responsible contractor with respect to performance; and
(6) Award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.
(b) The SBA has the right to appeal the contracting officer’s decision not to make a HUBZone sole source award.