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19.202-2 Locating small business sources.

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19.202-2 Locating small business sources.

19.202-2 Locating small business sources.

The contracting officer shall, to the extent practicable, encourage maximum participation by small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business concerns in acquisitions by taking the following actions:

      (a) Before issuing solicitations, make every reasonable effort to find additional small business concerns (see 10.002(b)(2)). This effort should include contacting the agency small business specialist and SBA PCR (or, if a PCR is not assigned, see 19.402(a)).

      (b) Publicize solicitations and contract awards through the Governmentwide point of entry (see subparts  5.2 and 5.3).