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Procurement Center Representatives
SBA’s Procurement Center Representatives (PCRs) assist small businesses in obtaining federal contracts through six Area Offices across the US and its territories. See our map to find a PCR in your area.
What you Need to Know as a Contracting Officer
PCRs are there to help you and your agency meet your small business goals. PCRs should be invited into your acquisition strategy at the onset to help determine a small business’s capability to perform. In addition PCRs:
- Have access to the Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA);
- Have full access to all documents regarding an acquisition;
- Like you, are covered under the provisions of the Procurement Integrity Act (PIA);
- Can provide education on small business regulations and tools to facilitate your market research;
- May not be at your activity but can be available virtually;
- Recommend requirements to be set-aside for all Small Business Concern categories;
- Review and determine acceptability of proposed large prime contractor subcontracting plans for small business goals and options;
- Have Congressional authority to appeal and suspend your acquisition if market research identifies case for set-aside (Form 70).
PCRs promote collaborative acquisition strategies and professionally provide training, outreach, and research. To receive additional information on the roles and responsibilities of the PCR see Far 19.402.