542.1203 Processing agreements.
Contracting officers should process agreements as soon as a complete package has been received from the contractor. If the proposed successor is a large business and the contract was originally awarded under a small business set-aside, the contracting officer shall—
(a) Notify and solicit comments from the SBTA (see FAR 42.1203(b) and (c)); and
(b) Not recognize the proposed successor if—
(1) The conclusion is that the transaction is intended to circumvent the requirements and objectives of the small business program; or
(2) If a MAS contract is involved and other MAS small business contracts exist for the same special item number(s); and
(c) Cancel the set-aside items if a MAS contract is involved and the contract has both set-aside and non-set-aside special item numbers, then process the novation request for the non-set-aside items.