The Small Business Administration is proposing revisions to its small business size regulations at SBA Part 121.
A proposed rule would allow an other than small prime contractor that has an individual subcontracting plan to receive credit towards its small business subcontracting goals for subcontract awards made to small business concerns at any tier. The prime contractor would have to incorporate the lower tier subcontracting performance into its subcontracting plan goals.
Currently, other than small prime contractors establish small business subcontracting goals at the first tier level, and receive credit toward their subcontracting plan goal performance only at the first tier level.
Also, the rule proposes to implement statutory requirements related to the subcontracting plans of all subcontractors that are required to maintain subcontracting plans, including a requirement to monitor subcontractor performance and compliance towards reaching their goals and their compliance with subcontracting reporting requirements.
Finally, the rule would clarify that the size standard for a particular subcontract must appear in the solicitation for the subcontract.
Comments on the rule are due December 7, 2015. For the text of the rule, see 80 FR 60300.