CANCELLED BY PIC 06-04

05-06

Procurement Information Circular


May 11, 2005

SET-ASIDES UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

 

PURPOSE: To institute or continue small business set-asides under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.

 

BACKGROUND: The Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program requires NASA to use full and open competition for all solicitations in each of four designated industry groups (DIGs) if the anticipated award value exceeds the emerging small business (ESB) reserve amount. The DIGs are: construction; A&E services; refuse systems and related services; and east coast and west coast non-nuclear ship repair. The ESB reserve amount is $50,000 for A&E services and $25,000 for the other DIGs.  Small business set-asides must be reinstated for solicitations above the ESB reserve amount when an annual agency review shows that small businesses have not received --

 

1. Forty percent of the dollar awards in a DIG;

 

2. Thirty five percent of the dollar awards for any individual NAICS code within the A&E NAICS subsector even if overall goal attainment in the subsector is 40 percent; or

 

3. Thirty five percent of dollar awards for any individual NAICS code within the construction NAICS subsectors even if overall goal attainment in the subsectors is 40 percent.

 

Set-asides apply only at those centers that have not met the applicable percentages, and the full and open competition requirement is resumed once the annual Agency review determines that the percentages have been achieved.

 

GUIDANCE:  The annual review for the period ending September 30, 2004, indicated that the 40 percent goal was not achieved in four DIGs.  The 35 percent small business participation individual center goal was not achieved for the NAICS codes listed below.

 

FY 04 Non-Achieving Center

NAICS

Description

ARC

  23831

Drywall and Insulation Contractors

ARC

541310

Architectural Services

DFRC

541310

Architectural Services

GRC

  23891

Site Preparation Contractors

GRC

562111

Solid Waste Collection

GSFC

541330

Engineering Services

GSFC

562111

Solid Waste Collection

JSC

541330

Engineering Services

JSC

562111

Solid Waste Collection

KSC

  23891

Site Preparation Contractors

LRC

541310

Architectural Services

MSFC

541310

Architectural Services

SSC

541330

Engineering Services

 

Accordingly, the referenced centers must utilize small business set-asides for solicitations expected to exceed the ESB reserve amount for acquisitions under the respective NAICS codes specified above.  The contract file must contain written justification with procurement officer concurrence, if the acquisitions cannot be set aside as required.

 

Please note that these set-aside requirements do not apply to acquisitions reserved for emerging small businesses, 8(a) awards, or sole source awards.

 

Also, please note that landscaping (561730) and pest control services (561710) were added to the program on March 9, 2005, so they will be evaluated at the end of FY 2005.

 

CANCELLATION:  This PIC supersedes PIC 04-05, dated March 1, 2004.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This PIC is effective as dated and remains in effect until superseded or canceled.

 

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:  Patrick Flynn, Code HK, (202) 358-0460, pflynn@nasa.gov.

 

 

James A. Balinskas

Director, Contract Management Division