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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 3890

PUBLIC LAW 100-656—NOV. 15, 1988

(2) the use of targeted goaling and management techniques by procuring agencies, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, can expand small business participation in Federal contracting opportunities which have been historically low, despite adequate numbers of qualified small business contractors in the economy, and (3) expanded use of full and open competition, as specified by the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (10 U.S.C. 2302(3) and 41 U.S.C. 403(7)), adversely affects small business participation in certain industry categories, taking into consideration the numerical dominance of small firms, the size and scope of most contracting opportunities, and the competitive capabilities of small firms. (c) PROGRAM TERM.—The Program shall be conducted over a period of 4 years, beginning on January 1, 1989, and ending on December 31, 1992. (d) APPLICATION.—The Program shall apply to contract solicitations for the procurement of services in industry groups designated in section 717. SEC. 712. ENHANCED SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION GOALS. (a) ENHANCED GOALS FOR DESIGNATED INDUSTRY GROUPS.—Each

participating agency shall establish an annual small business participation goal that is 40 percent of the dollar value of the contract awards for each of the designated industry groups. In attaining its small business participation goal for contract awards for each of the designated industry groups, each participating agency shall make a good faith effort to assure that emerging small business concerns are awarded not less than 15 percent of the dollar value of the contract awards for each of the designated industry groups. (b) SPECIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EMERGING SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.— (1) SMALL BUSINESS RESERVE.—During the term of the Pro-

gram, all contract opportunities in the industry groups designated in section 718 shall be reserved for exclusive competition among emerging small business concerns in accordance with the competition standard specified in section 15(j) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 6440*)), if the estimated award value of the contract is equal to or less than the greater of: (A) $25,000, or (B) such larger dollar amount established pursuant to paragraph (2). (2) ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SMALL BUSINESS RESERVE.—If the goal of awarding emerging small business concerns 15 percent of the total dollar vsdue of contracts in a designated industry category is determined not to have been attained, upon the review of award data conducted in accordance with subsection (d)(l) of this section, the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, to ensure attainment of such goal, shall prescribe, on a semiannual basis, appropriate adjustments to the dollar threshold for contract opportunities in such designated industry category below which competition shall be conducted exclusively among emerging small business concerns. (3) SMALL BUSINESS SMALL PURCHASE RESERVE.—The require-

ments of this subsection dealing with the reserve amount shall