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Does the Non-Manufacturer Rule apply to the GSS Desktop Laptop vehicle?

Question: 
Does the Non-Manufacturer Rule apply to the GSS Desktop Laptop vehicle?

Yes. The Non-Manufacturer Rule (NMR) applies to orders over $25,000 under the GSS Desktop Laptop vehicle that are set-aside for small business and provides a mechanism for VARs to offer products they do not manufacture themselves. However, the NMR requires that a small business performing under a set-aside contract/order must provide the product of a small business manufacturer unless the SBA has granted either a waiver or an exception to the non-manufacturer rule. See more information on the Non-Manufacturer Rule.