In a small business set-aside simplified acquisition of $25,000 or less, small business offerors may propose using large business manufacturers while still complying with the requirements of the nonmanufacturer rule.
In a recent decision, the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals held that an apparent ambiguity contained in the nonmanufacturer regulation for certain simplified acquisitions should be resolved in favor of exempting offerors from the requirement that the manufacturer be a small business concern.
OHA’s decision in Jamaica Bearings Co., SBA No. SIZ-5677 (Sept. 3, 2015) involved a DLA small business set-aside for bearings, rollers and tape. The procurement was to be conducted under simplified acquisition procedures.
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