10 USC 2301 note. PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2449 (3) The Small Business Administration may not require a firm that is entering into, or has entered into, an agreement under subsection (e) as a protege firm to submit the agreement, or any other document required by the Secretary of Defense in the administration of the Mentor-Protege Program, to the Small Business Administration for review, approval, or any other purpose.". (2) The amendment made by this subsection shall take effect f^^f^^^%i^^- as of November 5, 1990. (c) FUNDING.— Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1993 pursuant to title I of this Act, $55,000,000 shall be available for the pilot Mentor-Protege Program established pursuant to section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (10 U.S.C. 2301 note). SEC. 808. CODIFICATION OF RECURRING PROVISION RELATING TO SUBCONTRACTING WITH CERTAIN NONPROFIT AGENCIES. (a) POLICY.— Section 2301 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) It is also the policy of Congress that qualified nonprofit agencies for the blind or other severely handicapped (as defined in section 2410d(b) of this title) shall be afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to provide approved commodities and services (as defined in such section) as subcontractors and suppliers under contracts awarded by the Department of Defense.". (b) CREDIT UNDER SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN.— (1) Chapter 141 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by section 384, is fiuther amended by adding at the end the following new section: §2410d. Subcontracting plans: credit for certain purchases "(a) PURCHASES BENEFITING SEVERELY HANDICAPPED PER- SONS. — In the case of a business concern that has negotiated a small business subcontracting plan with a military department or a Defense Agency, purchases made by that business concern from qualified nonprofit agencies for the blind or other severely handicapped shall count toward meeting the subcontracting goal provided m that plan. "(b) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: "(1) The term 'small business subcontracting plan' means a plan negotiated pursuant to section 8(d) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)) that establishes a goal for the participation of small business concerns as subcontractors under a contract. "(2) The term 'qualified nonprofit agency for the blind or other severely handicapped' means— "(A) a qualified nonprofit agency for the blind, as defined in section 5(3) of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 48b(3)); and "(B) a qualified nonprofit agency for other severely handicapped, as defined in section 5(4) of such Act (41 U.S.C. 48b(4)).
- (3) The terms 'approved commodity and 'approved service'
mean a commodity and a service, respectively, that has been determined by the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped under section 2 of such Act (41 U.S.C. 47) to Se suitable for procurement by the Federal Government.