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8.603 Purchase priorities.

8.603 Purchase priorities.

FPI and nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program under 41 U.S.C. chapter 85 , Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (see subpart  8.7 ) may produce identical supplies or services. When this occurs, ordering offices shall purchase supplies and services in the following priorities:

      (a) Supplies.

(1) Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (41 U.S.C.8504).

           (2) AbilityOne participating nonprofit agencies.

           (3) Commercial sources.

      (b) Services.

(1) AbilityOne participating nonprofit agencies.

           (2) Federal Prison Industries, Inc., or commercial sources.