Contracting with Small and Disadvantaged Businesses

(Woman Owned, Veteran Owned, Disabled Veteran Owned, Disadvantaged, Historically Black College/Universities or Minority Institution, Hub Zone, Alaskan Native)

We must take the following affirmative steps to ensure Small and Disadvantaged businesses are used when possible:

  • Place these qualified businesses on solicitation lists
  • Assure that such businesses are solicited when they are potential sources
  • Divide total requirement, when economically feasible, into smaller tasks or quantities to permit maximum participation from such businesses
  • Establish delivery schedules, where the requirement permits, which encourage such businesses to respond
  • Use service and assistance from such organization as SBA, Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce; and
  • Require prime contractors to take the same affirmative steps.

Applicable Uniform Guidance section: 200.321

Contact Ann Julian in VPF if you have questions.