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Small & Disadvantaged Business Set-Aside Program

The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, Public Law 103-355, created a new small disadvantaged business set-aside program that supplements but does not replace the 8(a) Program. Specifically, sections 7101-7108 of that Act authorize agencies to set aside competitions solely for small and disadvantaged business concerns with awards made by the agency rather than through the SBA. Competitions under this authority will be announced in FedBizOpps as set-asides for small and disadvantaged businesses. In addition, the Act provides that an agency may issue unrestricted solicitations that give up to a 10 percent price evaluation preference to small and disadvantaged business concerns.

More information on the SDB Program can be found on the SBA website