Procurement List Additions and Deletions, 52363-52364 [E5-4822]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 170 / Friday, September 2, 2005 / Notices COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from procurement list. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action adds to the procurement list services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List services previously furnished by such agencies. Effective October 2, 2005. Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Sheryl D. Kennerly, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail SKennerly@jwod.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On June 10, June 24, July 1, and July 8, 2005, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (70 FR 33883, 36561, 38099, and 39484) of proposed additions to the Procurement List. The following comments pertain to Custodial Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Carolina, Puerto Rico: Comments were received from the current contractor in response to a request for impact data. The commenter claimed that janitorial work is not appropriate for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities; as such people cannot do the majority of the tasks involved. The commenter also claimed that the prices are double or triple those charged by other contractors. Seventy-five percent of the direct labor the nonprofit agency will be using to provide this janitorial service will be performed by people with severe disabilities. The price for the service is actually less than that estimated by the Government contracting office and that being charged by the current contractor. Nonprofit agencies have provided janitorial service nationwide under the Committee’s Program for many years, using similar percentages of direct labor performed by people with severe VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:00 Sep 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 disabilities, and at fair market prices. Accordingly, the Committee does not agree with the current contractor’s contentions. The following comments pertain to Document Destruction, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, St. Louis Missouri: Comments were received from the current contractor for this document destruction service in response to a request for impact data. The commenter noted that it is a National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) AAA Certified firm, and questioned whether the nonprofit agency which will be performing the service has adequate security and capability to perform the service at the specified location. The nonprofit agency is an NAID member and will receive its AAA Certification before it begins to provide the service. The nonprofit agency has been reviewed and found capable of providing the service. The following comments pertain to Grounds Maintenance, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southern Plains Agriculture Research Center, College Station, Texas: Comments were received from the current contractor in response to a request for impact data. The contractor claimed that this grounds maintenance service involves a large job site and dangerous power equipment, requiring capable supervision and workers. The contractor also claimed that the service involves the use of harmful chemicals for control of weeds, insects and disease, as well as regular inspection and repair of the landscape irrigation system. Both the pest control and irrigation functions, according to the contractor, require State licenses. The Nonprofit Agency has been reviewed and found capable of performing the functions set forth in the Statement of Work (SOW) which the Government contracting activity prepared for the nonprofit agency to perform the work. The Nonprofit Agency participates in the Texas State use program as well as the Committee’s program, and is very experienced in grounds maintenance services. The SOW has been reduced in scope from that used by the current contractor, and does not contain any pest control or irrigation functions, so State licenses are no longer required. The following material pertains to all of the items being added to the Procurement List: After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52363 contractors, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following services are added to the Procurement List: Services Service Type/Location: Custodial Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 150 Central Sector Bldg C2, Warehouse #3, Carolina, Puerto Rico. NPA: The Corporate Source, Inc., New York, New York. Contracting Activity: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Service Type/Location: Document Destruction, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri. NPA: Challenge Unlimited, Inc., Alton, Illinois. Contracting Activity: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Kansas City, Missouri. Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southern Plains Agriculture Research Center, 2881 F&B Road, College Station, Texas. NPA: World Technical Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, Contracting Activity: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, College Station, Texas. Service Type/Location: Warehouse Operation. (At the following Locations at Fort Hood, Texas): 289th Quartermaster Co, Class III, II & 14; 289th Supply Support Activity Map Depot, 13th COSCOM; 289th Supply Support Activity Weapons Warehouse, 13th COSCOM; 602nd Supply Support Activity, 13th COSCOM; 62nd Supply Support Activity, Main Yard, 26th III Corp Major End Items Class VII. E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 52364 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 170 / Friday, September 2, 2005 / Notices NPA: Professional Contract Services, Inc., Austin, Texas. Contracting Activity: III Corps and Fort Hood Contracting Command, Fort Hood, Texas. COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Deletions Agency Information Collection Activities Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request On July 8, 2005, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (70 FR 39484) of proposed deletions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action may result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following services are deleted from the Procurement List: Services Service Type/Location: Janitorial/Custodial, Eastman Lake, Madera County, California. NPA: None currently authorized. Contracting Activity: Department of the Army. Service Type/Location: Janitorial/Custodial, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, Nevada. NPA: Opportunity Village Association for Retarded Citizens, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contracting Activity: Department of Interior, Reston, Virginia. Service Type/Location: Painting Service, Family Quarters, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. NPA: Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. Contracting Activity: Department of the Army. G. John Heyer, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E5–4822 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:00 Sep 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for their review the following collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Committee Form 401—Initial Certification—Qualified Nonprofit Agency Serving People Who Are Blind. Committee Form 402—Initial Certification—Qualified Nonprofit Agency Serving People Who Are Severely Disabled. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments about the collection on or before October 2, 2005. The agency’s 60-day notice informing the public of the intent to renew this form with no changes was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2005 on page 38097–38098. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Office; and (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine_Astrich@omb.eop.gov. Requests for copies of documents pertaining to the collection should be addressed to Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Attention: Janet Yandik, Information Management Specialist, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202–3259 or e-mailed to jyandik@jwod.gov. The Committee has two initial certification forms, one for nonprofit agencies serving people who are blind and one for nonprofit agencies primarily serving people who have other severe disabilities. The information included on the forms is required to ensure that nonprofit agencies requesting to participate in the Committee’s program SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meet the requirements of the JavitsWagner-O’Day Act (JWOD), 41 U.S.C. 46–48c. The forms being submitted for OMB approval contain no changes the currently authorized initial certification forms. Title: Initial Certification—Qualified Nonprofit Agency Serving People Who Are Blind, Committee Form 401. OMB Number: 3037–0004. Agency Number: 3037. Frequency: 1 time. Affected Public: Nonprofit agencies serving people who are blind seeking to participate in the JWOD program. Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 5. Total Annual Costs: $0. Title: Initial Certification—Qualified Nonprofit Agency Serving People Who Are Severely Disabled, Committee Form 402. OMB Number: 3037–0003. Agency Number: 3037. Frequency: 1 time. Affected Public: Nonprofit agencies serving people who are severely disabled seeking to participate in the JWOD program. Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 50. Total Annual Costs: $0. G. John Heyer, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E5–4823 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–881] Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 2, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Douglas, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1277. 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COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED


Procurement List Additions and Deletions

AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely 
Disabled.

ACTION: Additions to and deletions from procurement list.

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SUMMARY: This action adds to the procurement list services to be 
furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have 
other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List 
services previously furnished by such agencies.

DATES: Effective October 2, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, 
Arlington, Virginia 22202-3259.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Sheryl D. 
Kennerly, Telephone: (703) 603-7740, Fax: (703) 603-0655, or e-mail 
SKennerly@jwod.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Additions

    On June 10, June 24, July 1, and July 8, 2005, the Committee for 
Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published 
notice (70 FR 33883, 36561, 38099, and 39484) of proposed additions to 
the Procurement List.
    The following comments pertain to Custodial Services, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Carolina, Puerto Rico:
    Comments were received from the current contractor in response to a 
request for impact data. The commenter claimed that janitorial work is 
not appropriate for people who are blind or have other severe 
disabilities; as such people cannot do the majority of the tasks 
involved. The commenter also claimed that the prices are double or 
triple those charged by other contractors.
    Seventy-five percent of the direct labor the nonprofit agency will 
be using to provide this janitorial service will be performed by people 
with severe disabilities. The price for the service is actually less 
than that estimated by the Government contracting office and that being 
charged by the current contractor. Nonprofit agencies have provided 
janitorial service nationwide under the Committee's Program for many 
years, using similar percentages of direct labor performed by people 
with severe disabilities, and at fair market prices. Accordingly, the 
Committee does not agree with the current contractor's contentions.
    The following comments pertain to Document Destruction, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, St. Louis Missouri:
    Comments were received from the current contractor for this 
document destruction service in response to a request for impact data. 
The commenter noted that it is a National Association for Information 
Destruction (NAID) AAA Certified firm, and questioned whether the 
nonprofit agency which will be performing the service has adequate 
security and capability to perform the service at the specified 
location. The nonprofit agency is an NAID member and will receive its 
AAA Certification before it begins to provide the service. The 
nonprofit agency has been reviewed and found capable of providing the 
service.
    The following comments pertain to Grounds Maintenance, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Southern Plains Agriculture Research Center, 
College Station, Texas:
    Comments were received from the current contractor in response to a 
request for impact data. The contractor claimed that this grounds 
maintenance service involves a large job site and dangerous power 
equipment, requiring capable supervision and workers. The contractor 
also claimed that the service involves the use of harmful chemicals for 
control of weeds, insects and disease, as well as regular inspection 
and repair of the landscape irrigation system. Both the pest control 
and irrigation functions, according to the contractor, require State 
licenses.
    The Nonprofit Agency has been reviewed and found capable of 
performing the functions set forth in the Statement of Work (SOW) which 
the Government contracting activity prepared for the nonprofit agency 
to perform the work. The Nonprofit Agency participates in the Texas 
State use program as well as the Committee's program, and is very 
experienced in grounds maintenance services. The SOW has been reduced 
in scope from that used by the current contractor, and does not contain 
any pest control or irrigation functions, so State licenses are no 
longer required.
    The following material pertains to all of the items being added to 
the Procurement List:
    After consideration of the material presented to it concerning 
capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and 
impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the 
Committee has determined that the services listed below are suitable 
for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46-48c and 41 
CFR 51-2.4.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    I certify that the following action will not have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors 
considered for this certification were:
    1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, 
recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other 
than the small organizations that will furnish the services to the 
Government.
    2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish 
the services to the Government.
    3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would 
accomplish the objectives of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46-
48c) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the 
Procurement List.

End of Certification

    Accordingly, the following services are added to the Procurement 
List:

Services

Service Type/Location: Custodial Services, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 150 Central Sector Bldg C2, Warehouse 3, 
Carolina, Puerto Rico.
NPA: The Corporate Source, Inc., New York, New York.
Contracting Activity: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant 
Health Inspection Service, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Service Type/Location: Document Destruction, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd, St. Louis, 
Missouri.

NPA: Challenge Unlimited, Inc., Alton, Illinois.
Contracting Activity: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service 
Agency, Kansas City, Missouri.

Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Southern Plains Agriculture Research Center, 2881 F&B 
Road, College Station, Texas.
NPA: World Technical Services, Inc., San Antonio, Texas,
Contracting Activity: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture 
Research Service, College Station, Texas.

Service Type/Location: Warehouse Operation. (At the following 
Locations at Fort Hood, Texas): 289th Quartermaster Co, Class III, 
II & 14; 289th Supply Support Activity Map Depot, 13th COSCOM; 289th 
Supply Support Activity Weapons Warehouse, 13th COSCOM; 602nd Supply 
Support Activity, 13th COSCOM; 62nd Supply Support Activity, Main 
Yard, 26th III Corp Major End Items Class VII.

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NPA: Professional Contract Services, Inc., Austin, Texas.
Contracting Activity: III Corps and Fort Hood Contracting Command, 
Fort Hood, Texas.

Deletions

    On July 8, 2005, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are 
Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (70 FR 39484) of proposed 
deletions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant 
matter presented, the Committee has determined that the services listed 
below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government 
under 41 U.S.C. 46-48c and 41 CFR 51-2.4.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    I certify that the following action will not have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors 
considered for this certification were:
    1. The action may result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or 
other compliance requirements for small entities.
    2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish 
the services to the Government.
    3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would 
accomplish the objectives of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46-
48c) in connection with the services deleted from the Procurement List.

End of Certification

    Accordingly, the following services are deleted from the 
Procurement List:

Services

Service Type/Location: Janitorial/Custodial, Eastman Lake, Madera 
County, California.
NPA: None currently authorized.
Contracting Activity: Department of the Army.

Service Type/Location: Janitorial/Custodial, Lake Mead National 
Recreation Area, Boulder City, Nevada.
NPA: Opportunity Village Association for Retarded Citizens, Las 
Vegas, Nevada.
Contracting Activity: Department of Interior, Reston, Virginia.
Service Type/Location: Painting Service, Family Quarters, Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas.
NPA: Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
Contracting Activity: Department of the Army.

G. John Heyer,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. E5-4822 Filed 9-1-05; 8:45 am]
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