U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Nov 30, 2022

408.701 - 408.701 Definitions.

Committee Member is the Presidential appointee representing USDA as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.

Organization head is the Under Secretary or Assistant Secretary of a mission area or the head of a USDA staff office.

[70 FR 45, Jan. 3, 2005]

408.705 - 408.705 Procedures.

(a) The organization head shall appoint one person as Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (JWOD) Liaison to represent the organization and to coordinate the organization's actions with the Committee Member.

(b) JWOD advocates may represent more than one organization. Liaisons need not be acquisition officials.

(c) The organization head shall issue and maintain a performance plan to promote and enhance the organization's acquisitions from JWOD participating nonprofit agencies.

(d) The performance plan shall:

(1) Announce the organization's support for the JWOD Act;

(2) Establish a promotion program for the products and services provided by the JWOD participating nonprofit agencies;

(3) Provide for the JWOD Liaison's role in acquisition planning;

(4) Establish measurable program goals for growth or other accomplishment in the organization's JWOD program actions; and

(5) Establish an awards program for successful participation in the JWOD program.

[61 FR 53646, Oct. 15, 1996, as amended at 70 FR 45, Jan. 3, 2005]

408.705-2 - 408.705-2 Direct order process.

(a) The chief of a contracting office may apply to a central nonprofit agency for authorization to order specific supplies or services directly from a JWOD participating nonprofit agency.

(b) A copy of the application should be provided to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.705-3 - 408.705-3 Allocation process.

(a) The chief of a contracting office may apply to a central nonprofit agency for a production allocation of specific supplies or services to a JWOD participating nonprofit agency.

(b) A copy of the application should be provided to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.705-4 - 408.705-4 Compliance with orders.

Prior to attempting to resolve a failure to perform by a participating nonprofit agency with the Committee, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.706 - 408.706 Purchase exemptions.

Prior to applying to the Committee for a purchase exemption, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.707 - 408.707 Prices.

Prior to applying for a price revision, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.711 - 408.711 Quality complaints.

Prior to attempting to resolve a complaint regarding the quality of goods or services provided by participating nonprofit agency with the Committee, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.712 - 408.712 Specification changes.

Prior to providing 90-days advance notification to the Committee on actions that affect supplies and services on the Procurement List, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.714 - 408.714 Communications with the central nonprofit agencies and the Committee.

Any matter requiring referral to the Committee shall be provided to the JWOD Liaison who will coordinate the matter with the Committee Member.