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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preparing Proposals

Proposals must be prepared based on the instructions within the specific solicitation; the following may be helpful in preparing proposals.

Subcontracting Program

Inclusion of Small Businesses: Any large business contractor receiving a contract for more than the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) must agree in the contract that Small Businesses (SB), Small Disadvantaged Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSB), HUBZone SB, Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), and Woman Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) will have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in contract performance, consistent with its efficient performance.

Subcontracting Plan Requirements: If the contract is anticipated to exceed $650,000 (including options) or $1,500,000 for construction then the successful offeror or bidder is required to submit an acceptable subcontracting plan in order to be eligible for award. For subcontracting plan format and requirements, please see the HHS Small Business Subcontracting Plan.

Reporting Requirements: Terms and conditions of award will include information on submission of contractor’s bi-annual Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISR) and Annual Summary Subcontracting Report (SSR) through the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS).

  • This page last reviewed: November 20, 2017