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Subcontracting Training Program

Increases your knowledge of the Subcontracting program

What type of training is provided by SBA?
SBA provides Subcontracting Orientation and Assistance Reviews (SOAR) training for our Federal government Other Than Small Business (OTSB) prime and sub-contractors. The SOAR training will provide step-by-step instructions and guidance on how to comply with the roles and responsibilities outlined in the Subcontracting Program.

Is training mandatory?
The Subcontracting Orientation and Assistance Reviews (SOAR) training is highly recommended for all OTSB Subcontracting Program Administrator and anyone involved in creating the Subcontracting Plan, awarding Subcontracts and Subcontract Program administration. However, SOAR is mandatory for Other Than Small Business (OTSB) prime contractor’s that have received a Compliance Review rating below Satisfactory after October 1, 2018.

What will the Subcontracting Orientation and Assistance Reviews (SOAR) Training cover?
As per 13 CFR 125.3(e), SOARs are conducted for the purpose of assisting prime contractors in understanding and complying with their small business subcontracting responsibilities, including developing subcontracting goals that reflect maximum practicable opportunity for small businesses. The SOAR training assists our Other Than Small Business (OTSB) Industry partners in understanding and complying with:

  • Other Than Small Business (OTSB) prime roles and responsibilities
  • Other Than Small Business (OTSB) sub-contractor’s roles and responsibilities
  • Subcontracting Regulation
  • Subcontract Accomplishment Reporting
  • Subcontracting Program Compliance
  • Market Research (DSBS, SAM  PTACs & SubNet )
  • Posting Subcontracting Opportunities Utilizing SubNet
  • Reviewing the Subcontractor Subcontracting Plan
  • Developing a Subcontracting Plan
  • Subcontract Compliance Review Readiness