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19.8, Contracting with the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program)19.13, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program.19.14, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program19.15, Women-Owned Small Business ProgramWhich of these choices best depicts the legal framework that governs acquisitions? Influencing sources, regulation, and other guidanceA number of influencing sources, including legislation, court decisions, and agency recommendations, necessitate new or updated regulations, which are further clarified in other guidance documents that describe in detail how to implement them.Acquisition Professionals will find important information and support in regulatory or policy guidance for which of the following areas? Select all that apply.When acquisitions must be set-aside for small business, When they need to determine if a company meets the definition for being a small business, When they need to coordinate withSBA, To find authorized communications with small businessAcquisition Professionals can find information and support in regulations or policy in all of these instances.Glenn: I see how important legislation, regulations, and policies are for me as well as all Acquisition Professionals. Are there any quick-read summaries for small business acquisition requirements?
Rosa: No, you really need to read the actual regulations and policy memoranda. I'm so glad you came along on this tour with your acquisition colleagues. I know you are a new intern, but the Program Managers and contracting professionals rely heavily on agency SBPs to givethem expert advise and guidance on small business acquisition requirements. It's good you are learning this early, Glenn. Indeed, in many cases, the Government not only CAN set-aside an acquisition for small businesses, it MUST do so. All acquisition team members may not realize this and will be looking to the agency SBPs to show them these regulatory and/or policy distinctions. In this lesson, you will find out more about the regulations you will refer to on a regular basis, and you will get some practice using them.Available SourcesThe FAR, DFARS, Component supplements, OUSD AT&L Policy Memoranda and Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) memoranda are guidance sources you’ll be using a lot. Take a minute to get to know what’s in them. Select each type of guidance to learn more; when finished, select Next to continue.Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)The FAR impacts almost every aspect of Federal contracting. It is divided into 53 parts, each part dealing with a separate subject about acquisitions.The most important parts for Small Business are FAR part 19, Small Business Programs, and FAR part 52, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses. You will need to be thoroughly familiar with these parts so that you know what the Government can and cannot do with respect to small businesses.