U.S. Small Business Administration.
Notice of intent to waive Nonmanufacturer Rule.
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering granting a waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for 13 Watt Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), 26 Watt CFLs, and Occupancy Sensors Dual Technology. According to a request, no small business manufacturers supply these classes of product to the Federal government. If granted, the waiver would allow otherwise qualified small businesses 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 the SBA's 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program.
Comments and source information must be submitted June 23, 2009.
You may submit comments and source information to Edith G. Butler, Program Analyst, Small Business Administration, Office of Government Contracting, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 8800, Washington, DC 20416.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Edith G. Butler, by telephone at (202) 619-0422; by FAX at (202) 481-1788; or by e-mail at email@example.com.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Section 8(a)(17) of the Small Business Act (Act), 15 U.S.C. 637(a)(17), and SBA's implementing regulations require that recipients of Federal contracts set aside for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, or participants in the SBA's 8(a) BD 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. This requirement is commonly referred to as the Nonmanufacturer Rule. 13 CFR 121.406(b), 125.15(c). 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 121.1202(c).
The SBA defines “class of products” based on a six digit coding system. The coding system is the Office of Management and Budget North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). In addition, SBA uses product service codes (PSC) to further identify particular products within the NAICS code to which a waiver would apply.
The SBA is currently processing a request to waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for 13 Watt CFLs, 26 Watt CFLs, and Occupancy Sensors Dual Technology, NAICS code 335110 PSC 6240.
The public is invited to comment or provide source information to SBA on the proposed waivers of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for this class of product code within 15 days after date of publication in the Federal Register.Start Signature
Dated: June 2, 2009.
Karen C. Hontz,
Director for Government Contracting.
[FR Doc. E9-13263 Filed 6-5-09; 8:45 am]
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