SDVOSB Set Aside: On May 5, 2004 the Small Business Administration published implementation guidance providing the key linkage to transform the vision of Public Law 108-183 into Procurement reality. Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)), which provides that the President must establish a goal of not less than 3 percent for participation by service-disabled veteran businesses in Federal contracting, and section 36 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 657f), which gives agency contracting officers the authority to reserve certain procurement’s for service disabled veteran owned businesses.
Contracting officers may set-aside solicitations to allow only SDVOSB concerns to compete (see FAR19.1405). No separate justification or determination and findings are required to set aside a contract action for SDVOSB concerns when the following requirements can be satisfied: Offers will be received from two or more SDVOSB concerns; and Award will be made at a fair market price. If the contracting officer receives only one acceptable offer from a SDVOSB in response to a setaside, the contracting officer should make an award to that SDVOSB.