FPI Public NoticesFollow-up
FPI’s Procedure Related to 20 percent Market Share Resolution
On March 26, 2010, Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) posted a notice in the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps). This notice announced procedures pertaining to the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) Board of Directors (BOD) resolution for products (Federal Supply Classes or FSCs) other than those managed by the Department of Defense (DOD), where FPI market share reaches 20 percent or more. This resolution directs FPI to limit the application of mandatory source to non-DoD managed products for which FPI’s share of the Federal market is less than 20 percent.
The notice also stated that the FSC codes which are covered under the 20 percent resolution will be reviewed on an annual basis, in conjunction with the publication of FPI’s annual Market Share Report. If the market share reaches 20 percent or higher, the FSC code will be added to its list and identified in the annual market share notice announcing the availability of FPI’s Market Share Report. FPI will not be a mandatory source of supply for those FSCs identified on its annual list. If the market share is below the 20 percent threshold, the FSC code will be removed from the list and noted in the announcement. The review will be performed annually and the list will be published in the FedBizOpps with the announcement of FPI’s Market Share Report. The current list of product supply classes affected by the Board’s 20 percent resolution can also be found on FPI’s website www.unicor.gov.
FPI received no written comments from any interested party regarding the procedures within the 30 days allowed. Therefore, the FPI Board of Directors has approved procedures related to the 20 percent market share resolution.