Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement (Draft)
Feb. 21, 2017
USDA is extending by 30 days the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule to designate product categories for federal procurement, which was published on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4206). The 60-day comment period in the proposed rule is scheduled to end on 14 March 2017. The extended comment period will now close on 13 April 2017. In this proposed rule, USDA is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add 12 sections that will designate the product categories within which biobased products would be afforded procurement preference by Federal agencies and their contractors. Comments on the proposed rule published 13 January 2017 (82 FR 4206) must be received on or before 13 April 2017. POC is Marie Wheat, USDA, Office of Procurement and Property Management, Room 361, Reporters Building, 300 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20024; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 202-239-4502 (Federal Register; 21 February 2017 [Proposed Rules], page 11159).