Hi there, I am filling out an application on SAM.gov in order to register my company to place bids on government projects. I design women's outdoor apparel. I have many connections within the indicstry which is how we develop such a diverse collection of apparel. Now that I am reading FAR 52.203 I am wandering if my company will even qualify to place a bid. 52.203 reads as follows:
6 Restrictions on Subcon-
tractor Sales to the Government.
As prescribed in 3.503
2, insert the
(a) Except as provided in (b) below, the
Contractor shall not enter into any agree-
ment with an actual or prospective subcon-
tractor, nor otherwise act in any manner,
which has or may have the effect of restrict-
ing sales by such subcontractors directly to
the Government of any item or process
(including computer software) made or fur-
nished by the subcontractor under this con-
tract or under any follow-on production con-
(b) The prohibition in (a) above does not
preclude the Contractor from asserting
rights that are otherwise authorized by law
(c) The Contractor agrees to incorporate
the substance of this clause, including this
paragraph (c), in all subcontracts under thiscontract
which exceed $100,000.
(End of clause)
(OCT 1995). As prescribed
2, substitute the following
paragraph in place of paragraph (b) of
the basic clause:
(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this
clause does not preclude the Contractor from
asserting rights that are otherwise author-
ized by law or regulation. For acquisitions of
commercial items, the prohibition in para-
graph (a) applies only to the extent that any
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I am only registering. No contract has been awarded. We manufacture in the US and overseas and have the capability to deliver our goods across the world. This is language from the federal government.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don;t think so.