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General
Services
Administration Washington, DC 20405

Date

WL 3 1979
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (APS)

Reply to At

Subject:

Subcontracting Plan
Heads of Services

TO

I have received many inquiries regarding what constitutes an acceptable
subcontracting plan under Public Law 95-507.
In an effort to provide some guidance, I am enclosing a plan format
developed by the General Electric Company and furnished to me by
Mr. Thomas F. Williamson, Associate Administrator for Acquisition Law,
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB. Mr. Williamson feels that
a subcontracting plan similar to the attached will satisfy the requirement
of Section 211 of the above cited statute.

Please review the document and furish your comments on or before
July 23, 1979.

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We have received many inquiries regarding what constitutes an acceptable subcontracting plan under Public Law 95-507. In an effort to provide some guidance, I am enclosing a plan format developed by the General Electric Company that I think will satisfy the subcontracting plan requirements.

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'ANDARDIZED "SMALL BUSINESS SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS PLAN" (SBSDB) PLAN

FORMAT

DEVELOPED BY THE

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

MINORITY AND SMALL BUSINESS PROJECT OFFICE

FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT 06431

Note:

The term Minority Business is used Interchangeably with socially
and economically disadvantaged business throughout this document,
This format is appropriate for both Small and Small Disadvantaged
Businesses,

June 29, 1979

FORMAT

The overall appearance and content of the Disadvantaged Small Business

Plan should do more than reflect an effort to use minority vendors

it should

have a positive influence on the effectiveness of the Company's communication

of its sincerity in meeting Company Small Business and Small Disadvantaged

Business (SBSDB) Business Goals.

The Business Plan Format is as follows:

I. Statement of Corporate Policy Statements on SBSDB utilization
II. Dissemination of Policy Statements
III, Responsibility for Implementation
IV. Business Key Environmental factors
V. Establishment of Goals and Timetables, where applicable
VI. Action-oriented Programs
VII. Internal Audit and Reporting Systems
VIII. Support of Minority and Small Advocate Program

The selection should appear in the sequence listed.

Guidelines for the content of the required eight sections are found in

Sections I through VIII of these instructions. The Format is also to be used

as a guide when developing the first three sections

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Title Page, Contents,

and Introduction. Separate Plans are required for both Small Businesses and

Small Disadvantaged Businesses.

TITLE PAGE

Each Minority and Small Business Plan will have a title page as indicated in

the Format. The title page should show the document title; facility name, address,

and telephone number; Individuals responsible for preparing, review and approving

the Minority Business Plan, their titles, and telephone numbers; commencement

and expiration data of the Plan; and name, title, address, and telephone number

CONTENTS

The contents depends upon the emphasis on Minority and/or Small Business

Plan. All pages should be numbered and contents divided to denote major parts

and sections.

*INTRODUCTION

The introduction should prepare the reader for the information that follows it.

It should consist of no more than two pages plus a facility organization chart.

Although the introduction should not tell what is in the Plan (Section I through ),

It should identify the facility, indicate the city, county and state, provide a

brief view of the conomic picture of the business, list the principal business

activity, and detail the management organization (Minority and Small Business

Coordinator, Minority and Small Business Liaison Officer and Support Staff). It

should also identify unique aspects of the particular kind of business that the

Plan covers and should specify how these aspects will impact on or Influence

the (SBSDB) Plan.

USING THE MINORITY AND SMALL BUSINESS PLAN (SBSDB) FORMAT

The Minority and Small Business Coordinator , Liaison Officer, and/or

Minority and Small Business Council Chairman at each facility must be thoroughly

familiar with the format and its use.

It is equally important that other managers

and staff have sufficient understanding of the Format. The entire Minority

and Small Business Plan Format should be read before commencing development

of a specific Minority and Small Business Plan. Special attention should be

given to Section IV through VIII because they will contain brief descriptions of

+ Much of this information is available from the Facility Affirmative Action Plan.

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