MEMO from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment

SUBJECT: Class Deviation—Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business

Effective immediately, this class deviation revises and supersedes the class deviation issued on March 17, 2020. The revision is necessary to clarify the effective date of the class deviation.

Therefore, effective March 30, 2020, contracting officers shall follow the procedures provided in this class deviation when issuing solicitations and awarding contracts or task or delivery orders under FAR part 19 to—

(A) Small business concerns;

(B) 8(a) program participants;

(C) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concerns;

(D) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns;

(E) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns; and

(F) Women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns eligible under the WOSB Program.

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