DoD Updates List of FPI Product Categories Exceeding 5%

The Department of Defense has published the annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries’ share of the DoD market is greater than five percent. Based on Fiscal Year 2012 data obtained from the Federal Procurement Data System, the updated product categories to be competed effective April 5, 2013, are: 5220 (Inspection Gages and Precision Layout Tools), 5335 (Metal Screening), 7210 (Household Furnishings), 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades), 8405 (Outerwear, Men’s), 8415 (Clothing, Special Purpose), 8465 (Individual Equipment), and 9905 (Signs, Advertising Displays, and Identification Plates). 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 list of updated product categories is also available on the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Web site at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA007579-12-DPAP.pdf . For the text of the notice updating the product list, see 78 FR 16479.