Office of Acquisition and Logistics — Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracting
Federal contractors are required to maintain an acceptable subcontracting plan if they are a large business (including all affiliates) and the estimated dollar value of the base contract and all option periods exceeds, or is expected to exceed, $650,000.
Contractors that meet the above criteria must establish a subcontracting plan with specific dollar and percent goals for subcontracting to small, HUBZone small, small disadvantaged, small women-owned, veteran-owned small, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business firms. This plan must be in place prior to contract award and is updated annually.
The requirement to submit a subcontracting plan does not apply to:
Visit the VA Small Business Programs and Socioeconomic Goals page for additional information the subcontracting plan program!
The current sample subcontracting plan template is now available for download.
NOTE: This is a suggested format only. Other formats are acceptable; however, all identified elements must be included for your plan to be processed and approved. Additional guidance is included in FAR 52.219-9.
The VA subcontracting goals for FY2012 are based upon total procurement dollars expended.
|Veteran Owned Small Business||5.0%|
|Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business||3.0%|
|Small Disadvantaged Businesses (includes Section 8(a))||5.0%|
|Woman-Owned Small Business||5.0%|
|Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Small Business||3.0%|
Download the current sample subcontracting plan template. 04/2013 (docx, 137kb)
Contractors are required to report all subcontracting achievements through the eSRS.
For instructions on how to use submit an eSRS report download the eSRS Reporting for Commercial Plans training presentation!
Review the VA FSS Subcontracting Plan Training presentation for detailed information on how to complete the VA FSS Subcontracting Plan Template!
See the Useful Resources page for subcontracting plan related sources!
|Plan Type||Description||eSRS Reporting Requirements|
|Commercial||A subcontracting plan that covers the company’s fiscal year and that applies to the entire production of commercial items sold by either the entire company or a portion thereof (i.e. division, plant, or product line).
A commercial plan is the preferred type of subcontracting plan for contractors furnishing commercial items.
|Individual||A subcontracting plan that covers the entire contract period, applies to a specific subcontract, and has goals that are based on the company’s planned purchases of products and services needed to maintain a specific Federal contract (i.e. VA Federal Supply Schedule contract).||Semi-Annual|