When Is a DD Form 2579 Required?
This form is a management instrument that allows to screen proposed acquisitions to make sure that small and disadvantaged businesses have got an equitable opportunity to participate in the proposed acquisition. A subcontracting plan is attached to the application, if required.
Normally, it is the contracting specialist working on a proposed acquisition that initiates the creation of DD 2579. The form is reviewed and signed by any of the following officials: Contracting Officer, Small Business Representative, SBA Procurement Center Representative, Small Business Professional, Small Business Director, and Small Business Specialist.
DD Form 2579 Instructions
Detailed instructions for completing DD Form 2579 can be found online (e.g. Oracle Contract Lifecycle Management for Public Sector Implementation Guide). The form's guidelines are contained in the DFARS document 219.201(10)(B). This document will also provide you with helpful links, such as the Product and Service Codes Manual. Below are some general guidelines.
You have to create a DD 2579 document and associate it with a CLM document. Log in with your appropriate credentials and go to the Small Business Coordinator responsibility. Select the Small Business Coordination Records link. This will open the Small Business Coordination Records page for you. The Search region will find the existing DD 2579 forms. Enter values into the search criteria fields and click Go. The search results will appear in the area below. Select the Small Business Coordination Record by clicking on the Select radio-button. Now you can choose an action from the Select action values list.
In the Coordination record provide your information. All fields are mandatory. Click Apply if you wish to save your project and return to the Search page, if needed. If you wish to proceed, click Apply and Add Details.
The Control number is the unique ID for the form. It is generated automatically. The notifications about your form are sent to the administrator who can initiate the document for approvals, enter proxy signatures, and perform other actions.
The actions on the form are quite straightforward: Add Contact opens the Add Contact page and allows you to select from the list. Clicking Apply saves your work. The Documents page is provided to attach other documents to your file. Select a Document Category and choose the Add New Document action and click Go. Specify the document details to attach. The File radio button enables you to upload a file from your hard drive and attach it to the Small Business Coordination Record document. Click Apply in order to attach the document. You will return to the Documents page.