Procurement List Addition, 60061-60062 [E5-5647]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices 60061 Type Activities for which required Minimum components Class A ........................... Formal functions, including passenger inspections Class B ........................... Cargo inspections, domestic field activities ........... Utility .............................. May be used in combination with other parts of Class A and B uniforms for functions that do not involve direct contact with the public. Green dress pants ................................................. Long sleeve khaki service shirt .............................. Short sleeve khaki service shirt ............................. Green Tie ............................................................... Green cargo pants ................................................. Polo shirt ................................................................ Green coveralls ...................................................... $52.57 41.02 38.18 3.75 57.46 34.82 56.16 Cargo shorts ........................................................... Walking shoes ........................................................ Wide-brimmed straw hat ........................................ 51.83 94.00 to 140.00 199.00 to 209.00 61.04 Rain jacket ............................................................. All weather overcoat .............................................. Commando sweater ............................................... Work belt ................................................................ Pair socks ............................................................... 36.89 204.85 40.11 17.88 6.10 Boots ...................................................................... Accessories .................... May be used in combination with other parts of Class A and B uniforms. The usual $400 annual uniform allowance is intended to assist employees in maintaining a neat professional appearance, and may be used to purchase whatever uniform components listed above that the employee may require. We are providing an additional $400 for fiscal year 2006 to cover the cost of building a new basic uniform, which could include a combination of items such as: COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Addition Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to Procurement List. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action adds to the Procurement List products to be Class A shirts (2) .......................... $ 82.04 furnished by nonprofit agencies Class A dress pants (2) ................ 104.14 employing persons who are blind or Class B cargo pants (1) ............... 57.46 have other severe disabilities. Class B cargo shorts (1) .............. 51.83 Class B polo shirts (2) .................. 69.64 EFFECTIVE DATE: November 13, 2005. Pair socks (5) ............................... 30.50 ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Total: ...................................... 395.61 Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. This change in uniform allowance would be effective for fiscal year 2006 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: only. Beginning fiscal year 2007, the Sheryl D. Kennerly, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or euniform allowance would revert to mail SKennerly@jwod.gov. $400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 6, This notice is intended to satisfy the 2006, the Committee for Purchase From requirements of 5 CFR 591.104(d), People Who Are Blind or Severely which requires that prior to adopting a Disabled published notice (70 F.R. uniform allowance that is greater than 23979) of proposed additions to the $400, a Federal agency must provide a justification for the allowance and make Procurement List. After consideration of the material it available for public notice and presented to it concerning capability of comment. qualified nonprofit agencies to provide Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of the products and impact of the October 2005. additions on the current or most recent Jennifer Cervantes-Eggers, contractors, the Committee has determined that the products listed Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration, USDA. below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. [FR Doc. E5–5651 Filed 10–13–05; 8:45 am] 46–48c and 41 CFR 51–2.4. BILLING CODE 3410–34–P The following comments pertain to Accustamp. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cost each Comments were received from three of the current contractors for these stamps. Two of the contractors claimed that the stamps the nonprofit agency will be providing under the Committee’s program are made in China, as opposed to the stamps the contractors provide, which one contractor makes in the United States (U.S.) and the other contractor assembles in the U.S. from components made in Japan and China, and that the Committee should not permit its program to displace U.S. products with Chinese products. One contractor claimed that it has been a Government supplier of the stamps for over 35 years, and has become reliant on these sales, which constitute a significant minority of its total Government sales. The same contractor claimed the nonprofit agency’s stamps do not meet Government specifications in four specific areas. That contractor claimed that U.S. workers should not be laid off to provide jobs for people with severe disabilities. Another contractor cited the continuing impact of Procurement List additions on its sales. Two contractors claimed, without providing supporting data, that this addition will impact either the small businesses that supply the products or the distributors who sell them. Contrary to the contractors’ claims, the nonprofit agency will be using its employees with severe disabilities to assemble and package the stamps in the U.S. from components made in Austria, which is a designated country under the Trade Agreements Act, 19 U.S.C. 2501 et seq. Like the contractor workers they may displace, the persons with severe disabilities who will produce the stamps are U.S. workers, but with an unemployment rate which is well above E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 60062 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices other groups, so the Committee believes that creating jobs for them, which is the mission of the Committee’s program, is justified in this situation. The contractor which claimed a longterm reliance on Government sales of these stamps failed to provide the Committee with total sales data which would enable the Committee to assess the severity of impact of this Procurement List addition, despite being cautioned that the Committee would interpret a failure to provide data as an indication that the contractor did not consider the impact severe. As for this contractor’s claim that the nonprofit agency’s stamps do not meet Government specifications, the nonprofit agency has shown the Committee that its stamps do meet those specifications. The cumulative impact of Procurement List additions over the past three years on the contractor which objected to these impacts does not reach the level which the Committee normally considers to be severe adverse impact. As the two contractors which alleged impact on their suppliers or distributors, respectively, failed to provide data to support their claims, the Committee is unable to assess the claims and is accordingly persuaded that these impacts cannot be severe. The following material pertains to all of the items being added to the Procurement List. 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 products to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products 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 products proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products are added to the Procurement List: Products: Product/name(s)/NSN(S): Accustamp 7510–01–207–3959—Refill Ink (Blue) 7510–01–207–3960—Refill Ink (Blue) 7510–01–207–3961—Refill Ink (Black) 7520–01–207–4118—Top Secret (Red) VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 7520–01–207–4150—C.O.D. (Red) 7520–01–207–4151—2000 plus 6 band number Stamp S–226 7520–01–207–4188—2000 plus R40 time stamp 12 hours—(Blue & Red) 7520–01–207–4190—Stamper 2000 6 Stamp Tray 7520–01–207–4194—Copy (Blue) 7520–01–207–4196—Approved (Blue) 7520–01–207–4202—Entered (Blue) 7520–01–207–4204—Priority (Red) 7520–01–207–4205—Expedite (Red) 7520–01–207–4206—Special (Red) 7520–01–207–4207—Posted (Red) 7520–01–207–4209—File (Red) 7520–01–207–4211—Draft (Black) 7520–01–207–4212—Copy for your Information (Red) 7520–01–207–4213—Official (Red) 7520–01–207–4216—Urgent (Red) 7520–01–207–4222—Original (Blue) 7520–01–207–4228—Cancelled (Blue) 7520–01–207–4231—Received (Red) 7520–01–207–4242—Unclassified (Red) NPA: The Arbor School, Houston, Texas. Contracting Activity: Office Supplies & Paper Products Acquisition Center, New York, NY. This action does not affect current contracts awarded prior to the effective date of this addition or options that may be exercised under those contracts. G. John Heyer, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E5–5647 Filed 10–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from Procurement List. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete services previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received on or Before: November 13, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C 47(a) (2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Addition If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice for each service will be required to procure the services listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. 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. If approved, 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. If approved, 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. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. End of Certification The following services are proposed for addition to Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Services: Service Type/Location: Basewide Custodial Services U.S. Naval Academy Complex, Annapolis, Maryland. NPA: Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Contracting Activity: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Chesapeake, Washington, DC. Service Type/Location: Custodial Services, U.S. Geological Survey—Warehouse, 800 Ship Creek Avenue, USGS Storage Area, Anchorage, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey—Warehouse, Huffman Business Park, Building P 12100 Industry Way, Anchorage, Alaska. NPA: Assets, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska. Contracting Activity: U.S. Geological Survey—Oregon, Corvallis, Oregon. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 198 (Friday, October 14, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E5-5647]


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COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED


Procurement List Addition

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

ACTION: Additions to Procurement List.

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SUMMARY: This action adds to the Procurement List products to be 
furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have 
other severe disabilities.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 13, 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 CONTACT: Sheryl D. Kennerly, Telephone: (703) 
603-7740, Fax: (703) 603-0655, or e-mail SKennerly@jwod.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 6, 2006, the Committee for Purchase 
From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (70 
F.R. 23979) of proposed additions to the Procurement List.
    After consideration of the material presented to it concerning 
capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and 
impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the 
Committee has determined that the products listed below are suitable 
for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46-48c and 41 
CFR 51-2.4.
    The following comments pertain to Accustamp.
    Comments were received from three of the current contractors for 
these stamps. Two of the contractors claimed that the stamps the 
nonprofit agency will be providing under the Committee's program are 
made in China, as opposed to the stamps the contractors provide, which 
one contractor makes in the United States (U.S.) and the other 
contractor assembles in the U.S. from components made in Japan and 
China, and that the Committee should not permit its program to displace 
U.S. products with Chinese products. One contractor claimed that it has 
been a Government supplier of the stamps for over 35 years, and has 
become reliant on these sales, which constitute a significant minority 
of its total Government sales. The same contractor claimed the 
nonprofit agency's stamps do not meet Government specifications in four 
specific areas. That contractor claimed that U.S. workers should not be 
laid off to provide jobs for people with severe disabilities. Another 
contractor cited the continuing impact of Procurement List additions on 
its sales. Two contractors claimed, without providing supporting data, 
that this addition will impact either the small businesses that supply 
the products or the distributors who sell them.
    Contrary to the contractors' claims, the nonprofit agency will be 
using its employees with severe disabilities to assemble and package 
the stamps in the U.S. from components made in Austria, which is a 
designated country under the Trade Agreements Act, 19 U.S.C. 2501 et 
seq. Like the contractor workers they may displace, the persons with 
severe disabilities who will produce the stamps are U.S. workers, but 
with an unemployment rate which is well above

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other groups, so the Committee believes that creating jobs for them, 
which is the mission of the Committee's program, is justified in this 
situation.
    The contractor which claimed a long-term reliance on Government 
sales of these stamps failed to provide the Committee with total sales 
data which would enable the Committee to assess the severity of impact 
of this Procurement List addition, despite being cautioned that the 
Committee would interpret a failure to provide data as an indication 
that the contractor did not consider the impact severe. As for this 
contractor's claim that the nonprofit agency's stamps do not meet 
Government specifications, the nonprofit agency has shown the Committee 
that its stamps do meet those specifications.
    The cumulative impact of Procurement List additions over the past 
three years on the contractor which objected to these impacts does not 
reach the level which the Committee normally considers to be severe 
adverse impact. As the two contractors which alleged impact on their 
suppliers or distributors, respectively, failed to provide data to 
support their claims, the Committee is unable to assess the claims and 
is accordingly persuaded that these impacts cannot be severe.
    The following material pertains to all of the items being added to 
the Procurement List.

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 products to the 
Government.
    2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish 
the products 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 products proposed for addition to the 
Procurement List.

End of Certification

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

Products:

Product/name(s)/NSN(S): Accustamp
    7510-01-207-3959--Refill Ink (Blue)
    7510-01-207-3960--Refill Ink (Blue)
    7510-01-207-3961--Refill Ink (Black)
    7520-01-207-4118--Top Secret (Red)
    7520-01-207-4150--C.O.D. (Red)
    7520-01-207-4151--2000 plus 6 band number Stamp S-226
    7520-01-207-4188--2000 plus R40 time stamp 12 hours--(Blue & 
Red)
    7520-01-207-4190--Stamper 2000 6 Stamp Tray
    7520-01-207-4194--Copy (Blue)
    7520-01-207-4196--Approved (Blue)
    7520-01-207-4202--Entered (Blue)
    7520-01-207-4204--Priority (Red)
    7520-01-207-4205--Expedite (Red)
    7520-01-207-4206--Special (Red)
    7520-01-207-4207--Posted (Red)
    7520-01-207-4209--File (Red)
    7520-01-207-4211--Draft (Black)
    7520-01-207-4212--Copy for your Information (Red)
    7520-01-207-4213--Official (Red)
    7520-01-207-4216--Urgent (Red)
    7520-01-207-4222--Original (Blue)
    7520-01-207-4228--Cancelled (Blue)
    7520-01-207-4231--Received (Red)
    7520-01-207-4242--Unclassified (Red)
NPA: The Arbor School, Houston, Texas.
Contracting Activity: Office Supplies & Paper Products Acquisition 
Center, New York, NY.
    This action does not affect current contracts awarded prior to the 
effective date of this addition or options that may be exercised under 
those contracts.


G. John Heyer,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. E5-5647 Filed 10-13-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6353-01-P