SmallGovCon: House-Passed 2022 NDAA Raises Sole Source Thresholds for 8(a), SDVOSB, HUBZone, and WOSB/EDWOSB Contracts

“During floor debate on the 2022 NDAA, the House considered an amendment offers by Representatives Salazar, Newman, and Evans. The amendment, if adopted, would make the following changes to the sole source thresholds for all contracts other than those for manufactured products:

CURRENT (FAR)                                                                     PROPOSED INCREASE

8(a): $4.5 million                                                                   $8 million
SDVOSB: $4 million (non-VA); $5 million (VA)                      $8 million (VA and non-VA)
HUBZone: $4.5 million                                                         $8 million
WOSB/EDWOSB: 4.5 million                                               $8 million…”

“If this amendment becomes law, the biggest winner may be “regular” 8(a) companies–that is, 8(a) Program Participants that are not controlled by Alaska Native Corporations or Indian tribes. ANC-owned and tribally-owned 8(a)s are exempt from the typical sole source cap, which can give them a tremendous competitive advantage over other 8(a) firms. Under the House-passed 2022 NDAA, ANC-owned and tribally-owned 8(a)s would continue to enjoy an exemption from the typical sole source cap, but that advantage would be narrowed because other 8(a)s would be able to receive much larger sole source awards than permitted under current law…” Read the full article here.

Source: House-Passed 2022 NDAA Raises Sole Source Thresholds for 8(a), SDVOSB, HUBZone, and WOSB/EDWOSB Contracts – By Steven Koprince, October 14, 2021. SmallGovCon.

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