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8 51-1.6 Price determination.
(b) An ordering office may purchase The Committee will determine the fair
from commercial sources any items listed market price for all items listed in the
in the Schedule to meet requirements Schedule and will revise such prices from
(1) of military necessity which require
delivery within two weeks; or (2) that time to time in accordance with chang
total twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or less; ing market conditions. Recommenda
or (3) that are for use outside the contions for price determinations and re
tinental United States. visions may be submitted by ordering offices in accordance with departmental 8 51-1.9 Agencies for the blind; parprocedures and by agencies for the blind ticipation. through National Industries.
(a) As a prerequisite to participating § 51-1.7 Purchase procedure.
in such Government orders, agencies for
the blind will file with National Indus(a) Any ordering office requiring a
tries, (1) if they are corporate bodies, commodity listed in the Schedule, when
copies of their articles of incorporation, authorized to purchase directly from
constitution and bylaws or other instruagencies for the blind, will advise Na
ments of similar import or (2) if they tional Industries as to the items required,
are instrumentalities of a State, copies the quantities, and the required delivery
of State laws and related documents, dates, and will request an allocation
showing their authority and permitted from National Industries. National In
activities. Such documents will be acdustries will determine whether agencies
companied by a list of the items which for the blind can fill the requirement and,
the agency for the blind proposes to if so, will allocate orders equitably among
furnish the Government and a certificate agencies for the blind. Upon receipt of
that such items or ones involving similar the allocation from National Industries,
manufacturing processes have been proorders will be placed by ordering offices
duced and sold during the preceding six with the designated agencies for the
months. Similar certification will be blind, in accordance with the allocation
furnished if other items are subsequently provisions.
proposed for addition to the list. The (b) Commissary resale items may be
agency for the blind will also furnish ordered without requesting an alloca- information as to the plant facilities, tion for each order after receipt from
equipment, management and work force National Industries for the Blind of in
that are available to and in use by the structions to send future orders for speci
agency. fied items to designated agencies for the Upon receipt of this material, National blind. Copies of all orders must, how
Industries will inspect the production ever, be furnished National Industries
facilities and will make recommendations for the Blind. New instructions will be to the Committee regarding participaissued to the commissaries from time to tion by the agency for the blind. If the time by National Industries for the Committee approves an organization for Blind as necessary to assure equitable participation in the program as a qualidistribution of orders or to reflect
fied agency for the blind, National Induschanged conditions.
tries will include the agency in its allo(26 F.R. 3641, Apr. 28, 1961, as amended at cations of Government orders for such 26 F.R. 9714, Oct. 14, 1961)
commodities as National Industries considers the agency for the blind qualified
to produce. Initial allocations will be § 51-1.8 Clearances.
limited to those commodities which have (a) Whenever National Industries in- been certified by the agency for the blind forms an ordering office that some or as provided in the preceding paragraph. all of the items contained in the request If National Industries considers it for allocations cannot be furnished desirable, such agencies may be perwithin the period specified, the ordering mitted to participate in Government office may purchase such items from orders pending inspection of the produccommercial sources in the quantities tion facilities and approval of the Comindicated. However, purchase action for mittee: Provided, however, That no these items must be initiated within 30
agency for the blind will be permitted days from the date of the authorization to participate for a period in excess of or within any additional period as may six (6) months without the approval of be authorized by National Industries. the Committee.
(b) Even though previously qualified extension of the delivery schedule or acto furnish a commodity listed in the ceptance of a minor deviation. Ordering Schedule, an agency for the blind will offices will report to the Committee in not be allocated an order for such com- accordance with departmental promodity unless this commodity or ones cedures any such monetary adjustment, involving similar manufacturing proc- together with pertinent facts. Pursuant esses shall have been produced by the to g 51-1.11, allocations may be disconparticular agency for the blind within tinued to an agency for the blind that the preceding twelve (12) months.
fails to meet its obligations in respect to (c) Each agency for the blind will
time of delivery or quality. keep on file an eye record card contain
$ 51-1.10 Reports. ing information that will establish whether a person employed in the pro
National Industries will furnish a comduction of commodities listed in the prehensive annual report to the CommitSchedule is blind, as defined in
tee containing information concerning $ 51.1.1 (a). Copies of these cards will
all of its operations and including also be filed with National Industries.
financial statements, a list of significant (d) Each agency for the blind partici
accomplishments and developments, and pating in such Government orders will
such other details as National Industries submit to National Industries by Janu
considers appropriate or the Committee ary 31 of each year a brief annual report
may request. covering the preceding calendar year. Annual reports will include data on blind
§ 51-1.11 Violations. workers, sales, and such other relevant National Industries will investigate information as may be required by the any alleged violation of the regulations in Committee. Pertinent books and rec- this part. The agency for the blind conords of the agency for the blind will be cerned will be notified by National Inmade available for inspection at any dustries of the allegations and will be reasonable time to representatives of afforded an opportunity to submit a National Industries or the Committee. statement of facts and evidence. Na
(e) Acceptance of a purchase order tional Industries will report its findings by an agency for the blind obligates it to to the Committee, together with its suitsupply the articles called for in strict able recommendations. In reviewing the conformance with the specifications and case, the Committee may request the within the time specified for delivery. If submission of additional evidence or may an agency for the blind fails to comply hold a hearing on the matter. Pending with this obligation, the ordering office & decision by the Committee, National may cancel the purchase order or nego- Industries may temporarily suspend altiate with the agency for the blind for a locations to the agency for the blind consuitable monetary consideration for an
CHAPTER 60—THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY