H.R.3979 was passed  December, 2014 bringing greater opportunities for EDWOSB concerns in the Small Business arena.  Of greatest interest to Kegman is the following changes allowing Sole Source award to an EDWOSB:

(7) Authority for sole source contracts for economically disadvantaged small business concerns owned and controlled by women.–A contracting officer may award a sole source contract under this subsection to any small business concern owned and controlled by women described in paragraph (2)(A) and certified under paragraph (2)(E) if-“

(A) such concern is determined to be a responsible contractor with respect to performance of the contract opportunity and the contracting officer does not have a  reasonable expectation that 2 or more businesses described in paragraph (2)(A) will submit offers;

(B) the anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed–

(i) $6,500,000, in the case of a contract opportunity assigned a standard industrial classification code for  manufacturing; or

(ii) $4,000,000, in the case of any other contract opportunity; and

(C) in the estimation of the contracting officer, the contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.


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