Tuesday Insight – January 9th, 2024 New Year, New Rules for GSA Contracting Officers

Jan 12, 2024

The new year brings in new rules for the General Services Administration contracting officers. Before awarding a contract to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), contracting officers at the GSA must do one of two things starting in 2024: Either they must first confirm the firm’s SDVOSB status through the Small Business Administration’s portal, or the contracting officer must verify through SAM.gov that the company submitted a complete SDVOSB application for certification to the SBA on or before December 31. The new requirements came from two rules the SBA finalized establishing a revamped certification process for firms to be eligible for SDVOSB set-aside or sole-source awards.

Review the GSA Class Deviation CD-2024-02 issued by Jeff Koses the GSA Senior Procurement Executive and issued December 22, 2023.

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