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If a customer agency wants to set a requirement aside for small business under the GSS Desktop Laptop vehicle, will the agency have to request their own NMR waiver from the Small Business Administration or has a waiver already been obtained by NIH from SB

Question: 
If a customer agency wants to set a requirement aside for small business under the GSS Desktop Laptop vehicle, will the agency have to request their own NMR waiver from the Small Business Administration or has a waiver already been obtained by NIH from SBA?

The customer agency would be responsible for requesting a specific waiver from the SBA under a small business set aside for which there are no small businesses who can provide the equipment, even using the non-manufacturer rule. The NIH has not obtained any waivers. A list of the current “blanket” waivers can be found on the SBA website.