It is the policy of CNS to provide maximum practicable contracting opportunities to small businesses as defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 19 for goods and services needed to support the National Nuclear Security Administration's programs and mission. This policy is executed through the establishment of small business subcontracting plans and goals and through reserving acquisitions for small businesses.
These small businesses include the following:
- small businesses
- small disadvantaged businesses
- 8(a) businesses
- woman-owned businesses
- HUBZone businesses
- veteran-owned businesses
- service disabled veteran-owned small businesses
CNS personnel are expected to fully support initiatives generated pursuant to this policy.