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Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule

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AGENCY:

U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION:

Notice of Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for 13 Watt Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), 26 Watt CFLs, and Occupancy Sensors Dual Technology.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is granting a class waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for 13 Watt CFLs, 26 Watt CFLs, and Occupancy Sensors Dual Technology. The basis for the waiver is that no small businesses manufacturers are supplying these classes of products to the Federal government. The effect of a waiver would be to 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 SBA's 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program.

DATES:

The waiver is effective July 29, 2009.

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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 edith.butler@sba.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 8(a)(17) of the Small Business Act (Act), and 15 U.S.C. 637(a)(17), require SBA's implementing regulations 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 must 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. The SBA's regulations imposing this requirement are found at 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(1). The SBA defines “class of products” based on the Office of Management and Budget North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). In addition, SBA uses product service codes to identify particular products within the NAICS code to which a waiver would apply.

The SBA received a request on May 13, 2009, to waiver the Nonmanufacturer Rule for 13 Watt CFLs, 26 Watt CFLs, and Occupancy Sensors Dual, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 335110, product service code 6240. In response, no small business manufacturers were identified.

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Dated: July 8, 2009.

James A. Gambardella,

Acting Director, Office of Government Contracting.

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[FR Doc. E9-16597 Filed 7-13-09; 8:45 am]

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