Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share, 17057 [2016-06729]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket No. DARS–2016–0011] Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share Department of Defense (DoD). Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries’ share of the DoD market is greater than five percent. DATES: Effective April 7, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Harris, telephone 703–614–1333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 19, 2009, a final rule was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 59914, which amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 208.6 to implement Section 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 110–181. Section 827 changed DoD competition requirements for purchases from Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) by requiring DoD to publish an annual list of product categories for which FPI’s share of the DoD market was greater than five mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 percent, based on the most recent fiscal year data available. Product categories on the current list, and the products within each identified product category, must be procured using competitive or fair opportunity procedures in accordance with DFARS 208.602–70. The Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), issued a memorandum dated March 8, 2016, that provided the current list of product categories for which FPI’s share of the DoD market is greater than five percent based on fiscal year 2015 data from the Federal Procurement Data System. The product categories to be competed effective April 7, 2016, are the following: • H946 (Other QC/Test/Inspect–Water Purification and Sewage Treatment Equipment) • L071 (Technical Representative— Furniture) • 3990 (Miscellaneous Materials Handling Equipment) • 7210 (Household Furnishings) • 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades) • 8405 (Outerwear, Men’s) • 8410 (Outerwear, Women’s) • 8415 (Clothing, Special Purpose) • 8470 (Armor, Personal) • 9905 (Signs, Advertising Displays, and Identification Plates) The DPAP memorandum with the current list of product categories for PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 17057 which FPI has a significant market share is posted at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/ dpap/cpic/cp/specific_policy_ areas.html#federal_prison. The statute, as implemented, also requires DoD to— (1) Include FPI in the solicitation process for these items. A timely offer from FPI must be considered and award procedures must be followed in accordance with existing policy at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.602(a)(4)(ii) through (v); (2) Continue to conduct acquisitions, in accordance with FAR subpart 8.6, for items from product categories for which FPI does not have a significant market share. FAR 8.602 requires agencies to conduct market research and make a written comparability determination, at the discretion of the contracting officer. Competitive (or fair opportunity) procedures are appropriate if the FPI product is not comparable in terms of price, quality, or time of delivery; and (3) Modify the published list if DoD subsequently determines that new data requires adding or omitting a product category from the list. Jennifer L. Hawes, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2016–06729 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\25MRN3.SGM 25MRN3

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket No. DARS-2016-0011]


Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a 
Significant Market Share

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product 
categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD 
market is greater than five percent.

DATES: Effective April 7, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Harris, telephone 703-614-1333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 19, 2009, a final rule was 
published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 59914, which amended the 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 208.6 
to implement Section 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 110-181. Section 827 changed DoD 
competition requirements for purchases from Federal Prison Industries, 
Inc. (FPI) by requiring DoD to publish an annual list of product 
categories for which FPI's share of the DoD market was greater than 
five percent, based on the most recent fiscal year data available. 
Product categories on the current list, and the products within each 
identified product category, must be procured using competitive or fair 
opportunity procedures in accordance with DFARS 208.602-70.
    The Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), 
issued a memorandum dated March 8, 2016, that provided the current list 
of product categories for which FPI's share of the DoD market is 
greater than five percent based on fiscal year 2015 data from the 
Federal Procurement Data System. The product categories to be competed 
effective April 7, 2016, are the following:

 H946 (Other QC/Test/Inspect-Water Purification and Sewage 
Treatment Equipment)
 L071 (Technical Representative--Furniture)
 3990 (Miscellaneous Materials Handling Equipment)
 7210 (Household Furnishings)
 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades)
 8405 (Outerwear, Men's)
 8410 (Outerwear, Women's)
 8415 (Clothing, Special Purpose)
 8470 (Armor, Personal)
 9905 (Signs, Advertising Displays, and Identification Plates)

    The DPAP memorandum with the current list of product categories for 
which FPI has a significant market share is posted at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/cp/specific_policy_areas.html#federal_prison.
    The statute, as implemented, also requires DoD to--
    (1) Include FPI in the solicitation process for these items. A 
timely offer from FPI must be considered and award procedures must be 
followed in accordance with existing policy at Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) 8.602(a)(4)(ii) through (v);
    (2) Continue to conduct acquisitions, in accordance with FAR 
subpart 8.6, for items from product categories for which FPI does not 
have a significant market share. FAR 8.602 requires agencies to conduct 
market research and make a written comparability determination, at the 
discretion of the contracting officer. Competitive (or fair 
opportunity) procedures are appropriate if the FPI product is not 
comparable in terms of price, quality, or time of delivery; and
    (3) Modify the published list if DoD subsequently determines that 
new data requires adding or omitting a product category from the list.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2016-06729 Filed 3-24-16; 8:45 am]
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