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TITLE 13—Business Credit and Assistance

CHAPTER I—SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

PART 124—8(a) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS STATUS DETERMINATIONS

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Subpart A—8(A) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Provisions of General Applicability

§124.1
What is the purpose of the 8(a) Business Development program?
§124.2
What length of time may a business participate in the 8(a) BD program?
§124.3
What definitions are important in the 8(a) BD program?
§124.4
What restrictions apply to fees for applicant and Participant representatives?

Eligibility Requirements for Participation in the 8(a) Business Development Program

§124.101
What are the basic requirements a concern must meet for the 8(a) BD program?
§124.102
What size business is eligible to participate in the 8(a) BD program?
§124.103
Who is socially disadvantaged?
§124.104
Who is economically disadvantaged?
§124.105
What does it mean to be unconditionally owned by one or more disadvantaged individuals?
§124.106
When do disadvantaged individuals control an applicant or Participant?
§124.107
What is potential for success?
§124.108
What other eligibility requirements apply for individuals or businesses?
§124.109
Do Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations have any special rules for applying to the 8(a) BD program?
§124.110
Do Native Hawaiian Organizations have any special rules for applying to the 8(a) BD program?
§124.111
Do Community Development Corporations (CDCs) have any special rules for applying to the 8(a) BD program?
§124.112
What criteria must a business meet to remain eligible to participate in the 8(a) BD program?

Applying to the 8(a) BD Program

§124.201
May any business submit an application?
§124.202
How must an application be filed?
§124.203
What must a concern submit to apply to the 8(a) BD program?
§124.204
How does SBA process applications for 8(a) BD program admission?
§124.205
Can an applicant ask SBA to reconsider SBA's initial decision to decline its application?
§124.206
What appeal rights are available to an applicant that has been denied admission?
§124.207
Can an applicant reapply for admission to the 8(a) BD program?

Exiting the 8(a) BD Program

§124.301
What are the ways a business may leave the 8(a) BD program?
§124.302
What is graduation and what is early graduation?
§124.303
What is termination?
§124.304
What are the procedures for early graduation and termination?
§124.305
What is suspension and how is a Participant suspended from the 8(a) BD program?

Business Development

§124.401
Which SBA field office services a Participant?
§124.402
How does a Participant develop a business plan?
§124.403
How is a business plan updated and modified?
§124.404
What business development assistance is available to Participants during the two stages of participation in the 8(a) BD program?
§124.405
How does a Participant obtain Federal Government surplus property?

Contractual Assistance

§124.501
What general provisions apply to the award of 8(a) contracts?
§124.502
How does an agency offer a procurement to SBA for award through the 8(a) BD program?
§124.503
How does SBA accept a procurement for award through the 8(a) BD program?
§124.504
What circumstances limit SBA's ability to accept a procurement for award as an 8(a) contract?
§124.505
When will SBA appeal the terms or conditions of a particular 8(a) contract or a procuring activity decision not to use the 8(a) BD program?
§124.506
At what dollar threshold must an 8(a) procurement be competed among eligible Participants?
§124.507
What procedures apply to competitive 8(a) procurements?
§124.508
How is an 8(a) contract executed?
§124.509
What are non-8(a) business activity targets?
§124.510
What percentage of work must a Participant perform on an 8(a) contract?
§124.511
How is fair market price determined for an 8(a) contract?
§124.512
Delegation of contract administration to procuring agencies.
§124.513
Under what circumstances can a joint venture be awarded an 8(a) contract?
§124.514
Exercise of 8(a) options and modifications.
§124.515
Can a Participant change its ownership or control and continue to perform an 8(a) contract, and can it transfer performance to another firm?
§124.516
Who decides contract disputes arising between a Participant and a procuring activity after the award of an 8(a) contract?
§124.517
Can the eligibility or size of a Participant for award of an 8(a) contract be questioned?
§124.518
How can an 8(a) contract be terminated before performance is completed?
§124.519
Are there any dollar limits on the amount of 8(a) contracts that a Participant may receive?
§124.520
What are the rules governing SBA's Mentor/Protégé program?
§124.521
What are the requirements for representing 8(a) status, and what are the penalties for misrepresentation?

Miscellaneous Reporting Requirements

§124.601
What reports does SBA require concerning parties who assist Participants in obtaining federal contracts?
§124.602
What kind of annual financial statement must a Participant submit to SBA?
§124.603
What reports regarding the continued business operations of former Participants does SBA require?
§124.604
Report of benefits for firms owned by Tribes, ANCs, NHOs and CDCs.

Management and Technical Assistance Program

§124.701
What is the purpose of the 7(j) management and technical assistance program?
§124.702
What types of assistance are available through the 7(j) program?
§124.703
Who is eligible to receive 7(j) assistance?
§124.704
What additional management and technical assistance is reserved exclusively for concerns eligible to receive 8(a) contracts?
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Subpart B—ELIGIBILITY, CERTIFICATION, AND PROTESTS RELATING TO FEDERAL SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS PROGRAMS

§124.1001
General applicability.
§124.1002
What is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)?
§124.1003
How does a firm become certified as an SDB?
§124.1004
What is a misrepresentation of SDB status?
§124.1005
How long does an SDB certification last?
§124.1006
Can SBA initiate a review of the SDB status of a firm claiming to be an SDB?
§124.1007
Who may protest the disadvantaged status of a concern?
§124.1008
When will SBA not decide an SDB protest?
§124.1009
Who decides disadvantaged status protests?
§124.1010
What procedures apply to disadvantaged status protests?
§124.1011
What format, degree of specificity, and basis does SBA require to consider an SDB protest?
§124.1012
What will SBA do when it receives an SDB protest?
§124.1013
How does SBA make disadvantaged status determinations in considering an SDB protest?
§124.1014
Appeals of disadvantaged status determinations.
§124.1015
What are the requirements for representing SDB status, and what are the penalties for misrepresentation?
§124.1016
What must a concern do in order to be identified as a SDB in any Federal procurement database?


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