Small Business Administration-Reconsideration
B-401057.2, Jul 6, 2009
The Small Business Administration (SBA) asks that we reconsider our decision in Mission Critical Solutions, B-401057, May 4, 2009, 2009 CPD para. 93, in which we concluded that, prior to the award of a contract to an Alaska Native Corporation on a sole-source basis, the statute authorizing a preference for Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses requires a contracting agency to first consider whether two or more qualified HUBZone small businesses could be expected to submit offers and whether award could be made at a fair price. The SBA argues that our decision erred in concluding that the HUBZone statute creates a mandatory preference for HUBZone small businesses over the preference for 8(a) businesses.
We deny the request for reconsideration.