CPAR's assessment Highlight from our Prime Contract with DISA, "DGS conducts itself with all the professionalism and expertise of a large Company, but with a more personal touch. DGS and the technicians have proved resilient and invaluable to our mission. Given what the Government knows about DGS's ability to execute what they promised in their proposal, the Government definitely would award to them today given the choice."
The SDVOSB Program was created by the Veteran's Benefit Act of 2003 to assist Service-Disabled concerns in acquiring Federal Contracts. Presidential Executive Order 13360 reinforced the Federal government's commitment to assisting SDVOSBs and made the 3% set aside a mandatory goal. Subpart 19.14 of the FAR applies. The Federal government has been largely unsuccessful in meeting the 3% subcontracting mandate.
Section 308 of Public Law 108-183 amended the Small Business Act to establish a SDVOSB set-aside program which permits contracting officers to set aside award contracts for SDVOSBs, if there is an expectation that two or more bids will be received. If only one offer is received, the Contracting Officer should make the award to that company. If a Contracting Officer determines that only one SDVOSB can satisfy the job requirements, they may award a sole-source contract provided that the anticipated contract price (including options) will not exceed $5,000,000 for manufacturing or $3,000,000 for all else.