The reserving of an acquisition exclusively for participation by SDVOSB concerns. Acquisitions over the simplified acquisition threshold may be set-aside for SDVOSB small businesses where there is a reasonable expectation that offers will be obtained from at least two ("rule of two") or more responsible SDVOSB and award will be made at a fair market price. The selection of an SDVOSB contract award may be on a sole source of competitive basis.
The contracting officer may set-aside acquisitions exceeding the micro-purchase threshold for competition restricted to service-disable veteran-owned small business concerns. To set aside an acquisition for competition restricted to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, the contracting officer must have a reasonable expectation that:
· Offers will be received from two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns
· Awards will be made at a fair market prices
If the contracting officer receives only one acceptable offer from a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern in response to a set-aside, the contracting officer should make an award to that concern. If the contracting officer receives no acceptable offers from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, the service-disabled veteran-owned set-aside shall be withdrawn and the requirement, if still valid, set aside for small business concerns, as appropriate.