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6) Which of the following applies to a small business participation plan, rather than a subcontacting plan? [Compare and contrast subcontracting plans and small business participation plans and the elements of each in the source selection evaluation process.]It evaluates overall small business participation and can be a rated evaluation factor. It is evaluated against requirements of FAR 52.219-9 included in the solicitation. It is pass/fail. It requires coverage of all 11 required elements in accordance with
FAR 19.704. 7) Your agency is significantly below its designated small business goals. A contractor has submitted a Request for Information (RFI) response to triple the highest rate ever achieved for small business subcontract participation in their industry. Your small business professional considers the plan to be unrealistic. Given the RFI response, is it appropriate to include a monetary incentive to triple small business subcontract participation in your solicitation? [Recognize when monetary incentives may be appropriate in the solicitation and contract.]8) Six months ago you awarded a contract which included a subcontracting plan requiring the contractor to achieve a 10 percent goal for using small businesses. At contract completion, the contractor failed to meet this goal. What action should the contracting officer take next? [Identify subcontract management requirements.]9) Which of the following programs is designed to stimulate technological
innovation for early-stage Research and Development (R&D) at small technology firms, increase small business participation in federally funded R&D, and foster participation by minority and disadvantaged firms in technological innovation? [Identify key components of various other small business programs and issues that could impact an acquisition.]
SBIR/STTR Programs Women-Owned Small Business ProgramMentor-Protégé ProgramIndian-Incentive Program1) If a contractor does NOT have an approved purchasing system and the award is a fixed-price contract, when is government consent to subcontract required?