Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule

Summary:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is conducting a periodic review of approved class waivers from the Nonmanufacturer Rule for products in effect as of March 17, 2009. The purpose of this notice is to determine if there are any small business manufacturers or processors for the products listed on the list of approved class waivers. The basis for a waiver is that no small business manufacturers are supplying these classes of products to the Federal government. The effect of a waiver would be to allow otherwise qualified small businesses dealers 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 Program.

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Dates:

Comments and source information must be submitted within April 27, 2009.

For further information contact:

Edith G. Butler, Program Analyst, by telephone at (202) 619-0422; by FAX at (202) 481-1788; or my e-mail at Edith.Butler@sba.gov.

Supplementary information:

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, 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. SBA's regulations provided the same for procurements set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns 13 CFR 125.15. This requirement is commonly referred to as the Nonmanufacturer Rule. See13 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.

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 1202(c). The SBA defines “class of products” based on the Office of Management and Budget's North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), and product service codes.

The following are products listed on SBA's list of Approved Class Waivers in Effect as of March 17, 2009.

U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Government Contracting Nonmanufacturer Rule; Class Waiver in Effect as of March 17, 2009
Product Service CodeDate in Federal Register NAICSProduct
*This waiver covers only peripheral equipment when purchasing a mainfame computer (PSC 7021).
210 3/21/2008 335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing (Indoor and Outdoor Electrical Lighting Fixtures).
1395 7/2/2002 332995 AMMUNITION/OTHER ORDNANCES.
2310 7/15/1998 336111 AUTOMOBILE MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTOR TRUCKS.
2320 1/24/1992 333924 TRUCKS, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE UTILITY.
2330 12/5/2008 333924 Trailers and Heavy Truck Tractors.
2420 2/24/1992 333111 TRACTOR, WHEELED.
2620 5/18/1992 326211 TIRE, AIRCRAFT, PNEUMATIC.
2835 7/15/1998 333611 TURBINES.
3110 4/16/2001 332991 AEROSPACE BALL AND ROLLER BEARINGS, CONSISTING OF, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANNULAR BALL BEARINGS, CYLINDRICAL BALL BEARINGS, LINEAR BALL BEARINGS, LINEAR ROLLER BEARINGS, NEEDLE ROLLER BEARINGS, BALL OR ROLLER BEARING RACES, ROLLER BEARINGS, TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS AND THRUST ROLLER BEARINGS.
3130 9/27/2002 332991 BEARINGS, MOUNTED.
3610 7/27/1994 333315 COPIER/DUPLICATING MACHINES.
3805 12/28/1989 333120 CONSTRUCTION, BACKHOE.
3805 5/15/1991 333120/333131 SHOVEL LOADERS SCRAPER LOADERS.
3805 12/28/1991 333120 CONSTRUCTION, ROAD GRADER.
3805 12/28/1989 333120 CONSTRUCTION, SCRAPERS.
3805 5/15/1991 333131 CONSTRUCTION, DRILL RIGS.
3810 10/2/1991 333120 CONSTRUCTION, CRANE OVER 15 TON.
3825 9/13/1990 333120 SWEEPERS, STREET.
4710 5/15/1991 331491 PIPE TUBING HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
5805 7/5/1991 334210 COMMUNICATION, DIGITAL EPBX EQUIP.
5805 2/12/1997 334210 ROUTERS AND SWITCHES.
5805 7/20/1998 334210 TELEGRAPH APPARATUS.
5805 7/20/1998 334220 CELLULAR HANDSETS AND TELEPHONES.
5805 7/201998 334220 RADIO TELEPHONE.
5820 7/8/2008 334220 TELEVISIONS.
5821 2/12/1997 334511 AIRBORNE INTEGRATED COMPONENTS.
5836 2/8/1993 334310 VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER.
5836 1/28/1997 333315 8MM TRI-DECK AIRBORNE RECORDER.
5920 5/5/1997 335931 SURGE ARRESTERS.
5925 5/5/1997 335313 POWER CIRCUIT BREAKERS.
5950 5/5/1997 335311 CURRENT AND POTENTIAL TRANSFORMER AUTOTRANS-FORMER.
5805 7/20/1998 334416 TOWERS.
5999 11/2/2004 335999 MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS MANUFACTURING.
6015 6/13/2003 334417/335921 OVERHEAD FIBER OPTIC GROUNDWIRE ANCILLARY HARDWARE COMPONENTS.
6135 2/24/1992 335911 STORAGE BATTERIES.
6145 12/5/2008 335931 Control Cable and Conductors.
6145 12/5/2008 335932 Line Hardware (insulator Strings).
6525 12/20/2007 334510 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing.
6525 12/26/2007 334517 Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing.
6525 12/20/2007 334510 Electromedical/Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing (Diagnostic equipment, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), manufacturing; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) medical diagnostic equipment manufacturing; Medical ultrasound equipment manufacturing; MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) medical diagnostic equipment manufacturing; Patient monitoring equipment (e.g., intensive care coronary care unit) manufacturing; PET (positron emission equipment tomography) scanners manufacturing; and Positron emission tomography (PET) scanners manufacturing).
6525 12/26/2007 334517 Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing (X-Ray Equipment/Supplies).
6525 01/29/2008 334517 Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing (Computerized axial tomography (CT/CAT) scanners manufacturing; CT/CAT (computerized axial tomography) scanners manufacturing; Fluoroscopes manufacturing; Fluoroscopic X-ray apparatus and tubes manufacturing; Generators, X-ray, manufacturing; Irradiation equipment manufacturing; X-ray generators manufacturing; and X-ray irradiation equipment manufacturing).
6240 01/28/2008 335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment/Component Manufacturing (Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescent Lamps, etc.).
6250 01/28/2008 335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment/Component Manufacturing (Electric Lamp Starters/Lamp Holders, etc.).
6770 11/15/2005 325992 Photo-film, paper, plate Chem. Manufacturing.
6810 04/27/2006 324110 REFINERY GASES MADE IN PETROLEUM REFINERIES.
6810 04/27/2006 332420 CRYOGENIC TANK, HEAVY GAUGE METAL, MANUFACTURING.
6810 04/27/2006 332420 LIQUID OXYGEN TANKS MANUFACTURING.
6810 04/27/2006 332420 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) CYLINDERS MANUFACTURING.
6810 04/27/2006 332420 BULK STORAGE TANKS, HEAVY GAUGE METAL, MANUFACTURING.
6810 04/27/2006 332420 GAS STORAGE TANKS, HEAVY GAUGE METAL MANUFACTURING.
6810 04/27/2006 332420 CYLINDERS, PRESSURE, HEAVY GAUGE METAL, MANUFACTURING.
6810 04/27/2006 325120 INDUSTRIAL GASES MANUFACTURING.
6810 5/15/1991 325181 CAUSTIC SODA.
6810 5/15/1991 325181 SODA ASH.
6810 2/24/1992 325181 SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
6810 2/24/1992 325188 ACID, BORIC.
6810 4/24/1992 325188 ACID, ENRICHED BORIC.
6810 5/15/1991 325188 ACID, HYDROCHLORIC.
6810 2/24/1992 325188 ACID, HYDROFLUORIC.
6810 2/24/1992 325188 CALCIUM NITRATE (UNCOATED).
6810 5/15/1991 325110 HEPTANE HPCL.
6810 2/24/1992 325188 N-DODECANE.
6810 5/15/1991 325199 ETHYL ACETATE.
6810 5/15/1991 325110 BENZENE.
6810 5/15/1991 325110 TOLUENE.
6810 5/15/1991 325191/325199 ACETATE NATURAL SYNTHETIC.
6810 5/15/1991 325311 AMMONIUM SULFATE.
6810 5/15/1991 325199 METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE.
6810 5/15/1991 325191/325199 ACETONE.
6810 2/24/1992 325199 METHYLENE CHLORIDE.
6810 5/15/1991 325199 NN-DIMETHYL FORMAMIDE.
6810 5/15/1991 325199 PROPYLENE GLYCOL.
6810 5/15/1991 325199 METHANOL.
6810 5/15/1991 325311 NITRIC ACID.
6810 10/21/1996 325199 PURIFIED TEREPHATHALIC ACID GROUND.
6810 5/15/1991 325199 PTAU.
6810 5/15/1991 325199 TRICHLORETHANE.
6810 5/15/1991 325311 AMMONIUM SULFATE.
6810 2/24/1992 324110 HYDROCARBON DILUENT.
7021 8/28/1991 334111 MAINFRAME COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERALS*.
7025 8/8/1991 334119 COMPUTER LASER PRINTER.
7110 6/27/2006 337215 Furniture Frames and Parts, Metal Manufacturing.
7110 6/27/2006 337215 Furniture, Frames, Wood, Manufacturing.
7110 6/27/2006 337215 Furniture Parts, Finished Metal Manufacturing.
7110 6/27/2006 337215 Furniture Parts, Finished Plastics, Manufacturing.
7110 6/27/2006 337127 Furniture, Factory-type (e.g., cabinets, stools, tool stands, work benches) Manufacturing.
7195 6/27/206 339111 Furniture, hospital (e.g., hospital beds, operating room furniture), Manufacturing.
7195 6/27/2006 339111 Furniture, Laboratory-type (e.g., benches, cabinets, stools, tables) Manufacturing.
7220 1/15/1991 314110 CARPET TILE.
7220 5/15/1991 314110 CARPET, WOVEN, 6-FT VINYL BACK BROADLOOM.
7220 1/15/1991 314110 CARPET, 6 FT VINYL BACK BROADLOOM.
7220 5/15/1991 326192 TILE AND ROLL, VINYL SURFACE.
7290 11/15/2005 333415 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATOR EQUIPMENT.
7320 11/15/2005 335221 HOUSEHOLD REFRIGERATOR EQUIPMENT.
7290 10/21/2005 333312 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT.
7320 10/21/2005 335522 HOUSEHOLD REFRIGERATOR EQUIPMENT.
7320 10/21/2005 335221 HOUSEHOLD COOKING EQUIPMENT.
7510 1/12/2006 335222, 339940, 325992, 322231, 339940 OFFICE SUPPLIES, PAPER TONER.
7610 8/3/1990 323117 THESAURUSES DICTIONARIES.
7730 7/27/1994 334310 DISC PLAYERS, COMPACT.
7730 7/27/1994 334310 TELEVISION RECEIVING SETS.
8040 02/09/2005 325520 ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS MANUFACTURING.
8905 10/2/1991 311711 TUNA, CANNED.
8915 9/23/1991 311421 APRICOTS, CANNED.
8915 10/2/1991 311421 CITRUS SECTIONS, CANNED.
8915 10/2/1991 311421 SPINACH, CANNED.
8915 9/23/1991 311421 TOMATO PASTE, CANNED.
8925 10/2/1991 311312 SUGAR, GRANULATED BROWN.
9310 10/2/1991 322224 PAPER BAGS (SMALL HARDWARE TYPE).
9510 5/15/1991 331491 BARS ROD, HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
9515 5/15/1991 331491 PLATE, SHEET, STRIP FOIL; STAINLESS STEEL HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
9515 9/25/1990 331315 PLATE, SHEET, STRIP, FOIL WIRE; HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
9520 5/15/1991 331111 STAINLESS STEEL SHAPES.
9525 5/15/1991 331491 WIRE, NONELECTRICAL HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
9530 5/15/1991 331491 BARS RODS, HIGH NICKEL ALLOY.
9530 8/23/1991 331491 ALUMINUM.
9530 8/23/1991 331312 NICKEL-COPPER NICKEL.
9535 6/8/2004 331315 ALUMINUM, SHEET, PLATE AND FOIL MANUFACTURING.
9650 9/25/1990 331411 COPPER NICKEL CATHODES.
9650 9/25/1990 331411 COPPER CATHODES.
9650 9/25/1990 331419 NICKEL BRICKETTES.
9999 8/11/2004 333415 ICE MAKING MACHINERY MANUFACTURING.

The public is invited to provide comments to SBA on the periodic review of approved class waivers in effect as of March 17, 2009 under the above mentioned class of NAICS codes within 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register.

Dated: March 20, 2009. Karen C. Hontz,

Director for Government Contracting.

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