By Government Contracts Editorial Staff
The Department of Defense is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement to implement section 2804 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (PL 115-232), which amended the thresholds at 10 USC 2855 for small business set-asides for architect-engineer services, including construction design, in connection with military construction projects or military family housing projects. Section 2804 required these acquisitions to be set aside for small business if valued at less than $1,000,000. Section 2804 also removed the prohibition on setting aside these acquisitions. As a result, these acquisitions may now be set aside for small business, if valued at $1,000,000 or more. This rule proposes to delete DFARS 219.502-1(2), which prohibits small business set-asides for A-E services for military construction or family housing projects valued at $400,000 or more. The remaining paragraphs would be combined into a single unnumbered paragraph. In addition, this rule proposes to increase the DFARS 219.502-2(a)(iii) ceiling for A-E services set-asides from $400,000 to $1,000,000. Comments on the rule, identified by DFARS Case 2018-D057, are due February 4, 2019. The text of the rule appears at ¶70,020.424.
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