Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On 9/28/2012 (77 FR 59596-59597), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List.
After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agency to provide the products and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501-8506 and 41 CFR 51-2.4.
I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were:
1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organization that will furnish the products to the Government.
2. The action will result in authorizing a small entity to furnish the products to the Government.
3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501-8506) in connection with the products proposed for addition to the Procurement List.
Accordingly, the following products are added to the Procurement List:
The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) has the statutory responsibility to identify products and services that are suitable for procurement by the Government which are produced or provided by qualified nonprofit agencies employing people who are blind or severely disabled. This responsibility applies whether the project is a new requirement, or is currently performed by a commercial contractor or some other provider, such as FPI. The subject requirement was not strategically sourced from any one contractor in the past. Prior to adding any project to the PL, the Committee conducts a suitability review to ensure that the project has employment potential for people who are blind or severely disabled, that the designated nonprofit agency is qualified and capable of meeting the requirement and any level of impact on the current contractor is not severe. Accordingly, after fully reviewing this project, the Committee has determined that it is a suitable project to be added to the Procurement List.