Federal Register: December 28, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 248)
DOCID: fr28de07-206 FR Doc E7-25245
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Small Business Administration
ACTION: Small business size standards:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of intent to waive the nonmanufacturer rule for all other miscellaneous electrical equipment and component manufacturing.
Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule
DATES: Comments and source information must be submitted January 14, 2008.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering granting a request for a waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing. According to the request, no small business manufacturers supply these classes of products to the Federal government. If granted, the waiver would allow otherwise qualified regular dealers to supply the products of any domestic manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses; servicedisabled veteranowned small businesses or SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program.
Nonmanufacturer rule; waivers—; All other miscellaneous electrical equipment and component manufacturing,
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, servicedisabled veteran
owned 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. This requirement is commonly referred to as the
Nonmanufacturer Rule. The SBA regulations imposing this requirement are found at 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.
As implemented in SBA's regulations at 13 CFR 121.1202(c), 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.
The SBA defines ``class of products'' based on six digit coding system. The coding system is the Office of Management and Budget North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
The SBA is currently processing a request to waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 335999 product number (6250).
The public is invited to comment or provide source information to
SBA on the proposed waivers of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for this class
of NAICS code within 15 days after date of publication in the Federal Register.
Arthur E. Collins, Jr.,
Director for Government Contracting.
[FR Doc. E725245 Filed 122707; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Pamela M. McClam, Program Analyst, by
telephone at (202) 2057408; by FAX at (202) 4814783; or by email at