DOD issues small-biz warning on growth

Defense Department officials intend to forewarn small businesses that accepting high dollar-value contracts may make them ineligible for future set-aside contracts.

Officials have proposed amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement so that companies are made aware of the situation, according to an announcement made Nov. 6.

The proposed amendment also would encourage companies that may win high-value contracts to prepare their capabilities because they will be competing against larger companies. Officials recommend taking advantage of DOD’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program in preparation for a sudden growth in business.

The clarification is based on a provision in the Fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which became law Dec. 26, 2013.

DOD is accepting comments on the proposal through Jan. 5.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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