[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 42817]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17035]


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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 rescind the class waiver of the 
Nonmanufacturer Rule for NAICS Code 335999, All Other Miscellaneous 
Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing.

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SUMMARY: The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to 
rescind a class waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for All Other 
Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing, under 
the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 335999. 
According to the request, there is at least one small business 
manufacturer of the various supplies listed under the All Other 
Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 
descriptor that has conducted business with the Federal Government 
within the previous 24 months. Additionally, SBA's independent research 
resulted in discovery of other small business manufacturers for the 
various items listed under the All Other Miscellaneous Electrical 
Equipment and Component Manufacturing descriptors.

DATES: Comments and source information must be submitted August 1, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: You may directly submit comments and source information to 
regulations.gov at URL http://www.regulations.gov/#!home or Edward 
Halstead, Procurement Analyst, Small Business Administration, Office of 
Government Contracting, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 8022, Washington, DC 
20416.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Halstead, Procurement 
Analyst, by telephone at (202) 205-6855 or by email at 
Edward.halstead@sba.gov.

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, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses, Women-
Owned Small Businesses, or Participants in 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. 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 ``product or class'' 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 product or 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 CFR121.1202(c). SBA defines ``class of product or products'' 
based on the specific item descriptions found in the Office of 
Management and Budget's North American Industry Classification System 
(NAICS) online manual. SBA may then identify a specific item or items 
within a NAICS code to which a class waiver would apply.
    SBA is currently processing a request to rescind the 
Nonmanufacturer Rule for All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment 
and Component Manufacturing, under North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS) code 335999. The public is invited to 
comment or provide source information to SBA on the proposed waiver of 
the Nonmanufacturer Rule for the within 15 days after the date of 
posting in the Federal Register.

    Dated: Ju1y 11, 2013.
Ajoy K. Sinah,
Deputy Director, Office of Government Contracting.
[FR Doc. 2013-17035 Filed 7-16-13; 8:45 am]
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