Skip to Content

Notice

Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION:

Notice of periodic review of approved class waivers from the Nonmanufacturer Rule for products in effect as of March 17, 2009.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is conducting a periodic review of approved class waivers from the Nonmanufacturer Rule for products in effect as of March 17, 2009. The purpose of this notice is to determine if there are any small business manufacturers or processors for the products listed on the list of approved class waivers. The basis for a waiver is that no small business manufacturers are supplying these classes of products to the Federal government. The effect of a waiver would be to allow otherwise qualified small businesses dealers to supply the products of any manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or participants in SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program.

DATES:

Comments and source information must be submitted within April 27, 2009.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Edith G. Butler, Program Analyst, by telephone at (202) 619-0422; by FAX at (202) 481-1788; or my e-mail at Edith.Butler@sba.gov.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 8(a)(17) of the Small Business Act (Act), 15 U.S.C. 637(a)(17), requires that recipients of Federal contracts set aside for small businesses, or SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program provide the product of a small business manufacturer or processor, if the recipient is other than the actual manufacturer or processor of the product. SBA's regulations provided the same for procurements set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns 13 CFR 125.15. This requirement is commonly referred to as the Nonmanufacturer Rule. See 13 CFR 121.406(b). Section 8(a)(17)(b)(iv) of the Act authorizes SBA to waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for any “class of products” for which there are no small business manufacturers or processors available to participate in the Federal market.

In order to be considered available to participate in the Federal market for a class of products, a small business manufacturer must have submitted a proposal for a contract solicitation or received a contract from the Federal government within the last 24 months. 13 CFR 1202(c). The SBA defines “class of products” based on the Office of Management and Budget's North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), and product service codes.

The following are products listed on SBA's list of Approved Class Waivers in Effect as of March 17, 2009. Start Printed Page 13297

U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Government Contracting Nonmanufacturer Rule; Class Waiver in Effect as of March 17, 2009

Product Service CodeDate in Federal RegisterNAICSProduct
2103/21/2008335999All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing (Indoor and Outdoor Electrical Lighting Fixtures).
13957/2/2002332995AMMUNITION/OTHER ORDNANCES.
23107/15/1998336111AUTOMOBILE MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTOR TRUCKS.
23201/24/1992333924TRUCKS, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE UTILITY.
233012/5/2008333924Trailers and Heavy Truck Tractors.
24202/24/1992333111TRACTOR, WHEELED.
26205/18/1992326211TIRE, AIRCRAFT, PNEUMATIC.
28357/15/1998333611TURBINES.
31104/16/2001332991AEROSPACE BALL AND ROLLER BEARINGS, CONSISTING OF, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANNULAR BALL BEARINGS, CYLINDRICAL BALL BEARINGS, LINEAR BALL BEARINGS, LINEAR ROLLER BEARINGS, NEEDLE ROLLER BEARINGS, BALL OR ROLLER BEARING RACES, ROLLER BEARINGS, TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS AND THRUST ROLLER BEARINGS.
31309/27/2002332991BEARINGS, MOUNTED.
36107/27/1994333315COPIER/DUPLICATING MACHINES.
380512/28/1989333120CONSTRUCTION, BACKHOE.
38055/15/1991333120/333131SHOVEL LOADERS SCRAPER LOADERS.
380512/28/1991333120CONSTRUCTION, ROAD GRADER.
380512/28/1989333120CONSTRUCTION, SCRAPERS.
38055/15/1991333131CONSTRUCTION, DRILL RIGS.
381010/2/1991333120CONSTRUCTION, CRANE OVER 15 TON.
38259/13/1990333120SWEEPERS, STREET.
47105/15/1991331491PIPE & TUBING HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
58057/5/1991334210COMMUNICATION, DIGITAL EPBX EQUIP.
58052/12/1997334210ROUTERS AND SWITCHES.
58057/20/1998334210TELEGRAPH APPARATUS.
58057/20/1998334220CELLULAR HANDSETS AND TELEPHONES.
58057/201998334220RADIO TELEPHONE.
58207/8/2008334220TELEVISIONS.
58212/12/1997334511AIRBORNE INTEGRATED COMPONENTS.
58362/8/1993334310VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER.
58361/28/19973333158MM TRI-DECK AIRBORNE RECORDER.
59205/5/1997335931SURGE ARRESTERS.
59255/5/1997335313POWER CIRCUIT BREAKERS.
59505/5/1997335311CURRENT AND POTENTIAL TRANSFORMER AUTOTRANS-FORMER.
58057/20/1998334416TOWERS.
599911/2/2004335999MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS MANUFACTURING.
60156/13/2003334417/335921OVERHEAD FIBER OPTIC GROUNDWIRE & ANCILLARY HARDWARE COMPONENTS.
61352/24/1992335911STORAGE BATTERIES.
614512/5/2008335931Control Cable and Conductors.
614512/5/2008335932Line Hardware (insulator Strings).
652512/20/2007334510Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing.
652512/26/2007334517Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing.
652512/20/2007334510Electromedical/Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing (Diagnostic equipment, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), manufacturing; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) medical diagnostic equipment manufacturing; Medical ultrasound equipment manufacturing; MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) medical diagnostic equipment manufacturing; Patient monitoring equipment (e.g., intensive care coronary care unit) manufacturing; PET (positron emission equipment tomography) scanners manufacturing; and Positron emission tomography (PET) scanners manufacturing).
652512/26/2007334517Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing (X-Ray Equipment/Supplies).
652501/29/2008334517Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing (Computerized axial tomography (CT/CAT) scanners manufacturing; CT/CAT (computerized axial tomography) scanners manufacturing; Fluoroscopes manufacturing; Fluoroscopic X-ray apparatus and tubes manufacturing; Generators, X-ray, manufacturing; Irradiation equipment manufacturing; X-ray generators manufacturing; and X-ray irradiation equipment manufacturing).
624001/28/2008335999All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment/Component Manufacturing (Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescent Lamps, etc.).
625001/28/2008335999All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment/Component Manufacturing (Electric Lamp Starters/Lamp Holders, etc.).
677011/15/2005325992Photo-film, paper, plate & Chem. Manufacturing.
681004/27/2006324110REFINERY GASES MADE IN PETROLEUM REFINERIES.
681004/27/2006332420CRYOGENIC TANK, HEAVY GAUGE METAL, MANUFACTURING.
681004/27/2006332420LIQUID OXYGEN TANKS MANUFACTURING.
681004/27/2006332420LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) CYLINDERS MANUFACTURING.
681004/27/2006332420BULK STORAGE TANKS, HEAVY GAUGE METAL, MANUFACTURING.
681004/27/2006332420GAS STORAGE TANKS, HEAVY GAUGE METAL MANUFACTURING.
Start Printed Page 13298
681004/27/2006332420CYLINDERS, PRESSURE, HEAVY GAUGE METAL, MANUFACTURING.
681004/27/2006325120INDUSTRIAL GASES MANUFACTURING.
68105/15/1991325181CAUSTIC SODA.
68105/15/1991325181SODA ASH.
68102/24/1992325181SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
68102/24/1992325188ACID, BORIC.
68104/24/1992325188ACID, ENRICHED BORIC.
68105/15/1991325188ACID, HYDROCHLORIC.
68102/24/1992325188ACID, HYDROFLUORIC.
68102/24/1992325188CALCIUM NITRATE (UNCOATED).
68105/15/1991325110HEPTANE HPCL.
68102/24/1992325188N-DODECANE.
68105/15/1991325199ETHYL ACETATE.
68105/15/1991325110BENZENE.
68105/15/1991325110TOLUENE.
68105/15/1991325191/325199ACETATE NATURAL SYNTHETIC.
68105/15/1991325311AMMONIUM SULFATE.
68105/15/1991325199METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE.
68105/15/1991325191/325199ACETONE.
68102/24/1992325199METHYLENE CHLORIDE.
68105/15/1991325199NN-DIMETHYL FORMAMIDE.
68105/15/1991325199PROPYLENE GLYCOL.
68105/15/1991325199METHANOL.
68105/15/1991325311NITRIC ACID.
681010/21/1996325199PURIFIED TEREPHATHALIC ACID GROUND.
68105/15/1991325199PTAU.
68105/15/1991325199TRICHLORETHANE.
68105/15/1991325311AMMONIUM SULFATE.
68102/24/1992324110HYDROCARBON DILUENT.
70218/28/1991334111MAINFRAME COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERALS*.
70258/8/1991334119COMPUTER LASER PRINTER.
71106/27/2006337215Furniture Frames and Parts, Metal Manufacturing.
71106/27/2006337215Furniture, Frames, Wood, Manufacturing.
71106/27/2006337215Furniture Parts, Finished Metal Manufacturing.
71106/27/2006337215Furniture Parts, Finished Plastics, Manufacturing.
71106/27/2006337127Furniture, Factory-type (e.g., cabinets, stools, tool stands, work benches) Manufacturing.
71956/27/206339111Furniture, hospital (e.g., hospital beds, operating room furniture), Manufacturing.
71956/27/2006339111Furniture, Laboratory-type (e.g., benches, cabinets, stools, tables) Manufacturing.
72201/15/1991314110CARPET TILE.
72205/15/1991314110CARPET, WOVEN, 6-FT VINYL BACK BROADLOOM.
72201/15/1991314110CARPET, 6 FT VINYL BACK BROADLOOM.
72205/15/1991326192TILE AND ROLL, VINYL SURFACE.
729011/15/2005333415COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATOR EQUIPMENT.
732011/15/2005335221HOUSEHOLD REFRIGERATOR EQUIPMENT.
729010/21/2005333312COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT.
732010/21/2005335522HOUSEHOLD REFRIGERATOR EQUIPMENT.
732010/21/2005335221HOUSEHOLD COOKING EQUIPMENT.
75101/12/2006335222, 339940, 325992, 322231, 339940OFFICE SUPPLIES, PAPER & TONER.
76108/3/1990323117THESAURUSES & DICTIONARIES.
77307/27/1994334310DISC PLAYERS, COMPACT.
77307/27/1994334310TELEVISION RECEIVING SETS.
804002/09/2005325520ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS MANUFACTURING.
890510/2/1991311711TUNA, CANNED.
89159/23/1991311421APRICOTS, CANNED.
891510/2/1991311421CITRUS SECTIONS, CANNED.
891510/2/1991311421SPINACH, CANNED.
89159/23/1991311421TOMATO PASTE, CANNED.
892510/2/1991311312SUGAR, GRANULATED & BROWN.
931010/2/1991322224PAPER BAGS (SMALL HARDWARE TYPE).
95105/15/1991331491BARS & ROD, HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
95155/15/1991331491PLATE, SHEET, STRIP & FOIL; STAINLESS STEEL & HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
95159/25/1990331315PLATE, SHEET, STRIP, FOIL & WIRE; HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
95205/15/1991331111STAINLESS STEEL SHAPES.
95255/15/1991331491WIRE, NONELECTRICAL HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
95305/15/1991331491BARS & RODS, HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
95308/23/1991331491ALUMINUM.
95308/23/1991331312NICKEL-COPPER NICKEL.
Start Printed Page 13299
95356/8/2004331315ALUMINUM, SHEET, PLATE AND FOIL MANUFACTURING.
96509/25/1990331411COPPER & NICKEL CATHODES.
96509/25/1990331411COPPER CATHODES.
96509/25/1990331419NICKEL BRICKETTES.
99998/11/2004333415ICE MAKING MACHINERY MANUFACTURING.
*This waiver covers only peripheral equipment when purchasing a mainfame computer (PSC 7021).

The public is invited to provide comments to SBA on the periodic review of approved class waivers in effect as of March 17, 2009 under the above mentioned class of NAICS codes within 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register.

Start Signature

Dated: March 20, 2009.

Karen C. Hontz,

Director for Government Contracting.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. E9-6741 Filed 3-25-09; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 8025-01-P