[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 166 (Friday, August 27, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52789-52790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21424]


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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Notice of intent to waive the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Woven 
and Knit impregnated with Flat Dipped Rubber/Plastic Gloves.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering 
granting a class waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for Glove and 
Mitten Manufacturing. On August 13, 2010, SBA received a request that a 
class waiver be granted for woven and knit impregnated with flat dipped 
rubber/plastic gloves, under the North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) code 315992 (Glove and Mitten Manufacturing). According 
to the request, no small business manufacturers supply this class of 
products to the Federal government. Thus, SBA is seeking information on 
whether there are small business Woven and Knit impregnated with Flat 
Dipped Rubber/Plastic Gloves manufacturers. 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 (SDVO) small businesses or 
Participants in the SBA's 8(a) Business Development (BD) program.

DATES: Comments and source information must be submitted September 13, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments and source information to Amy 
Garcia, Procurement Analyst, Small Business Administration, Office of 
Government Contracting, 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 8800, Washington, DC 
20416.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Garcia, Procurement Analyst, 
by telephone at (202) 205-6842; by FAX at (202) 481-1630; or by e-mail 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY 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 supply contracts set aside for small 
businesses, SDVO 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 the Office 
of Management and Budget's NAICS.
    The SBA is currently processing a request to waive the 
Nonmanufacturer Rule for Woven and Knit impregnated with Flat Dipped 
Rubber/Plastic Gloves, under NAICS code 315992 (Glove and Mitten 
Manufacturing). The public is invited to comment or provide source 
information to SBA on the proposed waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule 
for the product within 15 days after date of publication in the Federal 
Register and on FedBizOpps.gov.

Karen Hontz,
Director, Office of Government Contracting.
[FR Doc. 2010-21424 Filed 8-26-10; 8:45 am]
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