Lower-Tier Small Business Subcontracting Plan and Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Government subcontracts valued at over $700,000 that are awarded to large subcontractors contain a specific subcontracting plan clause.  These contractual terms are referred to as flow-down clauses; when the FAR 52.219-9 clause is included in RTI's federally funded prime contracts, the clause shall apply to our non-small-business subcontractors as well.

Click here to review the detailed guidance for the Lower Tier Small Business Subcontracting plan.  Small businesses are exempt from this flow-down requirement. The term subcontract refers to a contract or contractual action entered into by a prime contractor or subcontractor for the purpose of obtaining supplies, materials, equipment, or services of any kind.