By Government Contracts Editorial Staff
A final rule (DFARS Case 2019-D004) amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement to revise and standardize the limitations on subcontracting and the nonmanufacturer rule, which apply to small business concerns, including participants in the 8(a) Program. The rule implements regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration in its final rule, Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments (¶70,425.572). SBA’s rule implemented section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL 112-239, 15 USC 657s). Section 1651 revised and standardized the limitations on subcontracting and the nonmanufacturer rule that apply to small business concerns, including 8(a) Program participants, for procurements conducted pursuant to FAR Part 19, Small Business Programs. This rule implements the SBA and NDDA requirements in the clause at DFARS 252.219-7010, Notification of Competition Limited to Eligible 8(a) Participants—Partnership Agreement. The rule also makes a technical change at DFARS 219.811-3. The final rule made one minor edit to the proposed rule (¶70,020.429) at DFARS 252.219-7010(a)(3). The text of this rule, which has an October 31, 2019, effective date, appears at ¶70,017.17.
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