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Policy Fact Sheets
This is a collection of contract-related fact sheets, program notes, and program descriptions.
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  • Class Waiver of Synopsis
  • HUBZone Small Business
  • Security Facts
  • Competitive Demonstration
  • Market Research
  • SB Set-Aside Programs
  • Contract Bundling
  • NAICS Codes
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • E-Business Proposal
  • NIH Contractor Performance
  • Subcontracting
  • E-Portals In Commerce Facts
  • Non-manufacturer Rule
  • Veteran-Owned SB
  • FedBizOpps
  • Procurement Performance
  • Woman-owned SB
  • FOIA Facts
  • SBA Policies
  • 8(a) Contracting Program
  • GSA Schedule Info. Letter
  • SBIR / STTR Programs

    Class Waiver of Synopsis [Top]
    Memorandum regarding a pilot program in which the synopsis requirement under FAR 5.2 would be waived. March 4, 1999.
    Competitive Demonstration Program [Top]
    Memorandum regarding the DHHS Policy Directive and containing a report monitoring the achievement of mandatory goals for small and emerging small businesses in the designated industry groups described in the Small Business Cometitiveness Demonstration Program.  PDF icon: Black PDF on a small sqare February 10, 2003
    Contract Bundling [Top]
    Explanation of contract bundling.
    Electronic Business Proposal Spreadsheets [Top]
    Presentation by Cindi L. Brown, Accountant from the Special Reviews Branch, Division of Financial Advisory Services (DFAS), Office of Contracts Management, OD, NIH.  Where to find, when to use, and how to use the spreadsheets are discussed.
    E-Portals In Commerce Facts [Top]
    A fact sheet explaining the e-business system located at http://epic.od.nih.gov, designed to smartly capture the global marketplace and profile information about organizations providing products and services.
    FedBizOpps [Top]
    Presentation by Wilbert Kelley of the General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Electronic Government overviewing FedBizOpps, including its functions, purposes and current participants.  September 9, 2002.
    Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Facts [Top]
    A fact sheet on the act which provides individuals with a right to access records in the possession of the Federal Government, and its applications to NIH.
    GSA Schedule Informational Letter [Top]
    Informational letter to potential schedule partner from the General Services Administration (GSA.)
    HUBZone Small Business Program [Top]
    U.S. Small Business Association Special Edition article: "The HUBZone Program:  Propelled by the Winds of Procurement Change" in Contract Management magazine.January 2002.
    Fact sheet on the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program.
    Memorandum for Agency Senior Procurement Executives; guidance on reporting HUBZone contracts to the Federal Procurement Data System. June 24, 2002.
    Market Research [Top]
    NIH Contractor Performance System [Top]
    Non-Manufacturer Rule Facts [Top]
    North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) [Top]
    A fact sheet explaining the consolidation of classification systems following NAFTA in 1993 which resulted in NAICS.  Information and links pertaining to NAICS policy and procedures.
    Regulatory procedures pertaining to protest of an offeror's small business representation and the appeal of a contracting officer's North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code designation related to small business size standard.
    Procurement Performance Contractor Survey [Top]
    SBIR / STTR Programs [Top]
    Orientation and guide to the SBIR and STTR Programs.
    Security Facts [Top]
    Small Business Administration Policies [Top]
    Small Business Set-Aside Programs [Top]
    Information on the Federal Small Business Set-Aside Program, including total small business set-asides, HUBZone set-asides, partial set-asides, size standards and more.
    Small Disadvantaged Business [Top]
    • SDB Guidance & Models:
    • PDF icon: Black PDF on a small sqare Evaluation Factors 
      Document presenting model evaluation of factors in competitive negotiated acquisitions.
    • PDF icon: Black PDF on a small sqare Option A
      Document presenting optional proposed guidelines.  June 5, 2000.
    • PDF icon: Black PDF on a small sqare Option B   
      Document describing optional proposed guidelines.  June 5, 2000.
    • PDF icon: Black PDF on a small sqare SDB Language   
      Description from Sections L and M of the RFP which includes sample SDB language.
    Subcontracting [Top]
    A fact sheet written by the NIH Small Business Office describing subcontracting guidelines, requirements, goals and models for small business.
    Sample document describing offeror's responsibilities and incentives.
    PowerPoint Presentation given by the U.S. Small Business Administration describing statutory requirements, subcontracting plans, the SBA's role in the process and award programs.  October 8, 2003.
    These tutorials have been co-developed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire control. Questions can be directed to Bob Taylor or Stephanie Lewis at the SBA. http://web.sba.gov/sbaphone/search.cfm
    Veteran-Owned Small Business [Top]
    The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program is to provide federal contracting assistance to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concernes.
    The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999" facts describes the Veterans Act (Public Law 106-50).
    Woman-owned Small Business [Top]
    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), written by the DHHS and SBA, which outlines strategies for increasing the participation of Woman-owned Small Businesses (WOSB) in Federal procurement.
    Federal Register record of the President's Executive Order 13157 for increasing opportunities for Woman-owned Small Businesses.  May 25, 2000.
    Procurement program for Woman-owned small business concerns.  December 21, 2000.
    8(a) Contracting Program [Top]
    Link to supplemental page listing ten sample documents related to 8(a) contracting under the Partnership Agreement.
    Memorandum of Understanding between The Small Business Administration and The National Institutes of Health addressing delegation of 8(a) contracting authority
    8(a) Simplified Purchase and Contracting Offering Procedures.  May 12, 2004.
    Guidance on implementing the both the HUBZone and 8(a) Programs.  October 10, 2001.
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