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    Can a small business receive the award if the nonmanufacturing clause is in the RFQ or does the nonmanufacturing rule prohibit the small business from receiving the award regardless if the RFQ was unrestricted?


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    The "nonmanufacture rule" allows a company to compete on a set-aside if it offers the product of a small business. It does not apply in unrestricted procurements. Yes, a small business can win the procurement.
     
    Do not use the nonmanufacturer clause/provision in an unrestricted procurement.

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