Government Contracts SBA Rule Would Expand Access to Federal Surplus Personal Property
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

SBA Rule Would Expand Access to Federal Surplus Personal Property

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

A rule issued by the Small Business Administration proposes to implement three statutory programs regarding the transfer of federal surplus personal property to certain small businesses. The proposed rule would implement the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (PL 114-88), which authorizes the transfer of surplus personal property to small businesses in disaster areas under certain conditions; the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act (PL 115-416), which authorizes the transfer of surplus personal property to certain veteran-owned small businesses; and section 861 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (PL 115-232), which authorizes small business concerns located in Puerto Rico to receive federal surplus personal property under certain conditions. The rule proposes to amend SBA 124.405 and SBA 129.100 through SBA 129.500, and add new SBA 125.100, to expand access for these concerns to the General Services Administration’s Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program. The program currently allows eligible state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations to obtain personal property that the federal government no longer needs. Comments on the proposed rule are due March 23, 2020. For the text of the rule, see ¶70,425.645.

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