Department of General Services

Procurement Division

707 Third Street, Second Floor, West Sacramento, CA 95605

(916) 375-4400 (800) 559-5529

 

Broadcast Date:  September 21, 2009

 

TO:        Procurement & Contracting Officers (PCOs)

Purchasing Authority Contacts (PACs)

Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) Advocates

State Contracting Advisory Network (SCAN)

 

RE:        Removal of the Good Faith Effort in DVBE Provisions

Effective July 28, 2009

 

This Broadcast Bulletin provides revised documents as a result of the removal of the Good Faith Effort (GFE) as an option to meeting the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) goals specified in a State contract solicitation. This bulletin supplements the August 25, 2009, Broadcast Bulletin (“Removal of Good Faith Effort in DVBE Contract Provisions”). Also, included in this bulletin are other DVBE resource documents.

 

Documents

Description of Change

 

California DVBE Program Requirements – Goods and Information Technology (IT)

 

 

The GFE and STD 840 have been removed. The Business Utilization Plan (BUP), a means to satisfy the DVBE Program Requirements, is included.

 

DVBE Program Requirements – NOT for Goods and Information Technology

 

 

This package is specifically established for solicitations other than goods and IT, e.g., non-IT services. GFE and STD 840 have been removed. The BUP is not included.

 

 

DVBE Bid Incentive Instructions

 

 

This package is specifically established for a solicitation offering a bid incentive, but NO program requirements.

 

 

Bidder Declaration Narrative

 

 

Some minor clarifications have been made.

 

DVBE Declarations (STD.843) Narrative for Use

 

 

These instructions now include a sentence stating why the taxpayer identification number is required.

Forms

Description of Change

 

DVBE Program Requirements and Incentive Waiver

(GSPD-07-04)

 

 

Minor clarifications and formatting improvements have been made.

 

Bidder Declaration

(GSPD-05-105 Written or GSPD-06-106 Verbal)

 

 

Use of the written bidder declaration replaces use of the Standard 840. Minor form revisions have been made.

 

DVBE Declarations

(STD.843)

 

No change. The form is located here for easy reference.

 

Solicitation Language

(Phrase #s for PIN users)

Description of Change

 

Declaration Form

(Phrase 307)

 

 

A website reference has changed.

 

DVBE Goals and Incentive

 

Title and language revisions have been made. Three new options have been created.

 

 

DVBE Incentive Option

(Phrase 278)

 

Incentive percentages below 3% have been eliminated and GFE language has been removed. A percentage chart for use of the incentive, without program requirements, has been added.

 

 

For more details and assistance, please click on “Narrative” at the following site:

 

http://www.pd.dgs.ca.gov/dvbe/default.htm

 

Comments or questions regarding this broadcast should be directed to the following: 

 

Department of General Services, Procurement Division

Office of Small Business and DVBE Services

osdchelp@dgs.ca.gov

 

or,

 

Department of General Services, Procurement Division

Office of Policies, Procedures and Legislation

ppo@dgs.ca.gov