i. Ensure that small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women's business enterprises are used to the fullest extent practicable.
ii. Make information on forthcoming opportunities available and arrange time frames for purchases and contracts to encourage and facilitate participation by small
businesses, minority-owned firms, and women's business enterprises.
iii. Consider in the contract process whether firms competing for larger contracts intend to subcontract with small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women's business enterprises.
iv. Encourage, when …show more content…
The "cost-plus-a-percentage-of- cost" or "percentage of construction cost" methods of contracting shall not be used.
(d) Contracts shall be made only with responsible contractors who possess the potential ability to perform successfully under the terms and conditions of the proposed procurement. Consideration shall be given to such matters as contractor integrity, record of past performance, financial and technical resources or accessibility to other necessary resources.
(e) Debarment and Suspension - No contract shall be made to parties listed on the General Services Administration's List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Non-Procurement Programs in accordance with E.O.s 12549 and 12689, "Debarment and Suspension." Contractors with awards that exceed the small purchase threshold shall provide the required certification regarding its exclusion status and that of its principal