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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel (MAS Panel), a Federal Advisory Committee, will hold public meetings on the following dates: Friday, September 19, 2008; Monday, September 22, 2008; Monday, October 6, 2008; and Monday, October 27, 2008. GSA utilizes the MAS program to establish long-term Governmentwide contracts with responsible firms to provide Federal, State, and local government customers with access to a wide variety of commercial supplies (products) and services. The MAS Panel was established to develop advice and recommendations on MAS program pricing policies, provisions, and procedures in the context of current commercial pricing practices. For the next 3 to 4 meetings, the Panel plans to focus on developing recommendations for MAS program pricing provisions for the acquisition of (1) professional services; (2) products; (3) total solutions which consist of professional services and products; and (4) non professional services. In developing the recommendations, the Panel will, at a minimum, address these 5 questions for each of the 4 types of acquisitions envisioned above: (1) Where does competition take place?; (2) If competition takes place primarily at the task/delivery order level, does a fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level really matter?; (3) If the Panel consensus is that competition is at the task order level, are the methods that GSA uses to determine fair and reasonable prices and maintain the price/discount relationship with the basis of award customer(s) adequate?; (4) If the current policy is not adequate, what are the recommendations to improve the policy/guidance; and (5) If fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level is not beneficial and the fair and reasonable price determination is to be determined only C:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 sroberts on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 50330 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 26, 2008 / Notices at the task/delivery order level, then what is the GSA role? To that end, the Panel would like to hear from the many stakeholders of the MAS program. The MAS program stakeholders include, but not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program managers, General Accountability Office, and federal agency Inspector General Offices. The panel is particularly interested in stakeholder views as to how the issues discussed above may relate differently to the purchase of goods, services, or goods and services that are configured to propose an integrated solution to an agency’s needs. September 19, 2008, is the last date that the Panel will entertain oral comments. Written comments may be submitted at any time in accordance with the guidance below. I. Acquisition of Services and Solutions Discussion and Recommendations Discussions will take place on Friday, September 19, 2008, and Monday, September 22, 2008. The meetings will be held at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Building, 2nd Floor, 1725 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The building is located at the corner of 18th Street and New York Avenue, NW. Entrance to the building is on either 18th Street, or New York Avenue. The AIA is within walking distance of the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stops. The meeting start time for each day is 8:00 a.m., and it will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. II. Acquisition of Products Discussion and Recommendations Discussions will take place on Monday, October 6, 2008, and Monday, October 20, 2008. Monday, October 6, 2008, Location & Address: The meeting will be held at the Jury’s Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The hotel is within walking distance from the Dupont Circle metro stop. The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., and it will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008, Location and Address: The meeting will be held at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Building, 2nd Floor, 1725 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The building is located at the corner of 18th Street and New York Avenue, NW. Entrance to the building is on either 18th Street or New York Avenue. The AIA is within walking distance of the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stops. The meeting start time is 9:00 VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:53 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 a.m., and it will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. For presentations before the Panel, the following guidance is provided: Oral comments: September 19, 2008 is the last meeting date for oral comments. Requests to present oral comments at this meeting must be in writing (e-mail or fax) and received by the Designated Federal Official, Pat Brooks, at the below address ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date. Each individual or group requesting an oral presentation will be limited to a total time of five minutes. Speakers should bring at least 50 copies of their comments for distribution to the reviewers and public at the meeting. Written Comments: Written comments must be received ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be provided to the Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. Comments should be supplied to Ms. Brooks at the address/contact information noted below in the following format: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via email in Microsoft Word. Subsequent meeting dates, locations, and times will be published at least 15 days prior to the meeting date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the Panel meetings, agendas, and other information can be obtained at www.gsa.gov/ masadvisorypanel or you may contact Ms. Pat Brooks, Designated Federal Officer, Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel, U.S. General Services Administration, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 911, Arlington, VA 22205; telephone 703 605–3406, Fax 703 605– 3454; or via e-mail at mas.advisorypanel@gsa.gov. AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS: All meeting materials, including meeting agendas, handouts, public comments, and meeting minutes will be posted on the MAS Panel website at www.gsa.gov/masadvisorypanel or www.gsa.gov/masap. MEETING ACCESS: Individuals requiring special accommodations at any of these meetings should contact Ms. Brooks at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date so that appropriate arrangements can be made. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 26, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50329-50330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19772]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public 
Advisory Panel Meetings

AGENCY: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award 
Schedule Advisory Panel (MAS Panel), a Federal Advisory Committee, will 
hold public meetings on the following dates: Friday, September 19, 
2008; Monday, September 22, 2008; Monday, October 6, 2008; and Monday, 
October 27, 2008. GSA utilizes the MAS program to establish long-term 
Governmentwide contracts with responsible firms to provide Federal, 
State, and local government customers with access to a wide variety of 
commercial supplies (products) and services.
    The MAS Panel was established to develop advice and recommendations 
on MAS program pricing policies, provisions, and procedures in the 
context of current commercial pricing practices. For the next 3 to 4 
meetings, the Panel plans to focus on developing recommendations for 
MAS program pricing provisions for the acquisition of (1) professional 
services; (2) products; (3) total solutions which consist of 
professional services and products; and (4) non professional services. 
In developing the recommendations, the Panel will, at a minimum, 
address these 5 questions for each of the 4 types of acquisitions 
envisioned above: (1) Where does competition take place?; (2) If 
competition takes place primarily at the task/delivery order level, 
does a fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract 
level really matter?; (3) If the Panel consensus is that competition is 
at the task order level, are the methods that GSA uses to determine 
fair and reasonable prices and maintain the price/discount relationship 
with the basis of award customer(s) adequate?; (4) If the current 
policy is not adequate, what are the recommendations to improve the 
policy/guidance; and (5) If fair and reasonable price determination at 
the MAS contract level is not beneficial and the fair and reasonable 
price determination is to be determined only

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at the task/delivery order level, then what is the GSA role?
    To that end, the Panel would like to hear from the many 
stakeholders of the MAS program. The MAS program stakeholders include, 
but not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA 
contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program 
managers, General Accountability Office, and federal agency Inspector 
General Offices. The panel is particularly interested in stakeholder 
views as to how the issues discussed above may relate differently to 
the purchase of goods, services, or goods and services that are 
configured to propose an integrated solution to an agency's needs. 
September 19, 2008, is the last date that the Panel will entertain oral 
comments. Written comments may be submitted at any time in accordance 
with the guidance below.
    I. Acquisition of Services and Solutions Discussion and 
Recommendations
    Discussions will take place on Friday, September 19, 2008, and 
Monday, September 22, 2008. The meetings will be held at the American 
Institute of Architects (AIA) Building, 2nd Floor, 1725 New York 
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The building is located at the corner of 
18th Street and New York Avenue, NW. Entrance to the building is on 
either 18th Street, or New York Avenue. The AIA is within walking 
distance of the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stops. The 
meeting start time for each day is 8:00 a.m., and it will adjourn no 
later than 5:00 p.m.
    II. Acquisition of Products Discussion and Recommendations
    Discussions will take place on Monday, October 6, 2008, and Monday, 
October 20, 2008.
    Monday, October 6, 2008, Location & Address: The meeting will be 
held at the Jury's Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC. The hotel is within walking distance from the Dupont 
Circle metro stop. The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., and it will 
adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m.
    Monday, October 27, 2008, Location and Address: The meeting will be 
held at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Building, 2nd Floor, 
1725 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The building is located at 
the corner of 18th Street and New York Avenue, NW. Entrance to the 
building is on either 18th Street or New York Avenue. The AIA is within 
walking distance of the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stops. 
The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., and it will adjourn no later than 
5:00 p.m.
    For presentations before the Panel, the following guidance is 
provided:
    Oral comments: September 19, 2008 is the last meeting date for oral 
comments. Requests to present oral comments at this meeting must be in 
writing (e-mail or fax) and received by the Designated Federal 
Official, Pat Brooks, at the below address ten (10) business days prior 
to the meeting date. Each individual or group requesting an oral 
presentation will be limited to a total time of five minutes. Speakers 
should bring at least 50 copies of their comments for distribution to 
the reviewers and public at the meeting.
    Written Comments: Written comments must be received ten (10) 
business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be 
provided to the Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. 
Comments should be supplied to Ms. Brooks at the address/contact 
information noted below in the following format: one hard copy with 
original signature and one electronic copy via email in Microsoft Word.
    Subsequent meeting dates, locations, and times will be published at 
least 15 days prior to the meeting date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the Panel meetings, 
agendas, and other information can be obtained at www.gsa.gov/
masadvisorypanel or you may contact Ms. Pat Brooks, Designated Federal 
Officer, Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel, U.S. General Services 
Administration, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 911, Arlington, VA 22205; 
telephone 703 605-3406, Fax 703 605-3454; or via e-mail at 
mas.advisorypanel@gsa.gov.

AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS:

     All meeting materials, including meeting agendas, handouts, public 
comments, and meeting minutes will be posted on the MAS Panel website 
at www.gsa.gov/masadvisorypanel or www.gsa.gov/masap.

MEETING ACCESS:

     Individuals requiring special accommodations at any of these 
meetings should contact Ms. Brooks at least ten (10) business days 
prior to the meeting date so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

    Dated: August 21, 2008.
David A. Drabkin,
Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition 
Officer, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-19772 Filed 8-25-08; 8:45 am]
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