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1 SOLE SOURCE AUTHORITY TELECONFERENCE HOSTED BY: WIPP PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE

2 Ann Sullivan WIPP Government Relations ©2014 WIPP All Rights Reserved SOLE SOURCE AUTHORITY TELECONFERENCE

3 BIG WOSB VICTORY SOLE SOURCE AUTHORITY  Passed in late December as final legislation of the 113 th Congress  Signed into law (P.L ) on Dec. 19th  Regulatory process – SBA  To see the legislation text and more information visit WIPP’s Procurement Page 3

4 BASICS OF THE WOSB PROGRAM  2000: established to help achieve government’s 5% goal  2007: was unacceptable: only 4 industry sectors, agency discrimination requirement  2011: Became effective in for 1/3 rd of industry sectors  Two Barriers: 1. Dollar caps – removed in FY13 NDAA, implemented June Sole Source Authority 4

5 COMPONENTS OF THE NEW LAW  Changes to the WOSB Procurement Program  Sole Source  Certification Changes  Expedited study by SBA of eligible industries 5

6 SOLE SOURCE EXPLAINED  Contracts up to $4 million for most industry codes and $6.5 million for manufacturing can be sole sourced  Contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that 2 or more WOSBs will submit offers  Limited to any small business concern owned and controlled by women  Applies to economically disadvantaged WOSBs as well as substantially underrepresented industries 6

7 CERTIFICATION CHANGES  Will replace self certification  Entities that can certify: federal agency, a state government, the SBA or national certifying entity approved by SBA 7

8 REGULATORY ACTIONS REQUIRED  SBA generates proposed rule to implement statute  Internal federal agency review  SBA proposes rule for public comment  Comments reviewed by SBA  Final rule proposed –additional comment period  FAR Council adopts  Process includes: 8

9 IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY  Expedite sole source implementation  No new rulemaking language required  Identical to 2 other statutes  Put certification changes through standard regulatory process  Not identical to any other program  Given number of entities included in certification, and potentially new SBA certification, require extensive comment 9

10 WHO SUPPORTS THIS STRATEGY  WIPP letter to the SBA  24 organizations  A copy of the letter is available on WIPP’s website  SBA  Capitol Hill 10

11 THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! For any questions please Lin Stuart at ©2014 WIPP All Rights Reserved


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