Lincoln Laboratory Small Business Policy Statement

It is the policy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory to provide maximum practicable opportunities to small business concerns in its acquisitions. The term "small business concerns" includes small business (SB), veteran-owned small business (VOSB), service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), HUBZone (HZ) small business, small disadvantaged business (SDB), and woman-owned small business (WOSB) concerns, as well as historically black colleges or universities or minority institutions (HBCU/MIs).

It is understood that such purchases for goods and services shall be made to the fullest extent consistent with this policy and the efficient performance of MIT Lincoln Laboratory's operations. Acquisition procedures will conform to all applicable Government regulations as detailed in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 19. In carrying out this basic statement of policy, the Contracting Services Department of MIT Lincoln Laboratory shall ensure the following:

  • A program will be established that includes adherence to the Contracting Services Department's written procedures to implement this policy.
  • Based on good business judgment and fair procurement practices, management and technical assistance will be rendered to qualifiable SB, VOSB, SDVOSB, HZ, SDB, WOSB and HBCU/MIs to assist them to become qualified suppliers.
  • Goals and objectives will be established in accordance with overall guidelines, and periodic reviews will be conducted to assure progress towards the achievement of those goals and objectives.
  • All large suppliers are encouraged to adopt a similar program.

The development of all types of small business is a worthwhile social and business endeavor and requires the full cooperation of all members of MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

The Head of the Contracting Services Department is responsible for overall coordination and implementation of this policy among the various operating areas of the Laboratory. Line responsibility for accomplishing this policy within MIT Lincoln Laboratory is assigned to the Contracting Services Department. The Small Business Liaison Officer appointed by the Head of the Contracting Services Department shall coordinate and assist Contracting Services and other departments in carrying out their responsibilities in complying with this policy.

The development of all types of small business is a worthwhile social and business endeavor and requires the full cooperation of all members of MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

 

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