Public Law 100-656, the Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988, amended the Small Business Act to emphasize acquisition planning. The law requires agencies to compile and make available projections of contracting opportunities that small, minority and women-owned businesses may be able to perform. We also extend our efforts to provide opportunities for Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) small businesses. HUBZone and SDVO small businesses are encouraged to market their capabilities to Social Security Administration to assist us with our various small business acquisition strategies.
The SSA Forecast of Contract Opportunities includes projections of all anticipated contract actions above $150,000 that small businesses may be able to perform under direct contracts with SSA, or perform part of the effort through subcontract arrangements with SSA's large business prime contractors. If you have any questions concerning SSA's contracting opportunities, please contact Leslie Ford.