Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings, 63474-63475 [E8-25443]

Download as PDF 63474 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Steve Foley, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. The Harry L. Rankin, Jr. Family, Columbia, Mississippi (members include Elizabeth Barrett Arinder, Elizabeth Carolyn Rankin Arinder, Lannye Olivia Brickwell Arinder, Olive Elizabeth Clower Beach, and Marianne Rankin, all of Columbia, Mississippi; Christopher Charles Rankin Arinder, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Benjamin Thomas Newton, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Christopher Harry Lee Rankin, College Station, Texas; and Thomas Stephen Clower Rankin, Dallas, Texas), to collectively acquire additional voting shares of Citizens Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of Citizens Bank, both of Columbia, Mississippi. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 21, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–25384 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than November 20, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Todd Offenbacker, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Lakeside Holding Corporation, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Lakeside State Bank, both in Oologah, Oklahoma. The meeting will be held November 10, 2008 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, National Capital Region (NCR) Auditorium located at 301 7th Street, SW Washington, DC. Register by e-mail: mcamburn@fmpconsulting.com, or call (703) 671–6600 x.105. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Camburn, by phone at (703) 671–6600 x.105 or by e-mail at mcamburn@fmpconsulting.com. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 21, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–25383 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA ACTION: Notice of meeting The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank SUMMARY: The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) will hold a vendor meeting to provide new information on the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. This meeting will cover two main objectives to include details on the ‘‘Vendor Consortium: Available FAC-P/PM Training from Vendors’’ and the revised Vendor Submission Process. First, the FAI Certification Team will address the ‘‘Vendor Consortium: Available FAC-P/PM Training from Vendors’’ website. There will be a demonstration on how to use the site, along with a chance for everyone to provide their comments and feedback. The final topic to discuss is the revised Vendor Submission Process. FAI will walk through the revisions and improvements that have been made to the submission process and explain in detail how to go about submitting courses. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Training developers, vendors with CommercialOff-The- Shelf (COTS) training products, vendors with capabilities related to the full Instructional System Design (ISD) methodologies, professional associations, educational institutions and acquisition training experts. 16:48 Oct 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice. Federal Acquisition Institute Vendor meeting VerDate Aug<31>2005 BILLING CODE 6820–61–S AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Karen Pica, Director, Federal Acquisition Institute. [FR Doc. E8–25416 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Monday, November 10, 2008 and Wednesday, November 12, 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. The Panel will be 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 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 63475 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices 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 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 are 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. Written comments may be submitted at any time in accordance with the guidance below. Acquisition of Solutions and Non Professional Services Discussion and Recommendations—Monday, November 10, 2008 and Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Location & Address: The meetings will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Ballroom II, Washington, DC 20001. The Washington Court Hotel is within walking distance of the Union Station metro stop. The meeting start time for each day is 9:00am, and will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. For presentations before the Panel, the following guidance is provided: Oral comments: The Panel will no longer entertain oral presentations. 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 email 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: October 21, 2008. Theodore S. Haddad, Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25443 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency Information Collection Request. 60-Day Public Comment Request, Grants Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the AGENCY: proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60days. Proposed Project: SF–424 Grants Application Form—OMB No. 4040– 0004—Revision-Grants.gov The SF–424 form is an OMB approved collection (4040–0004). Proposed revisions of the SF–424 include global changes created by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (Transparency Act). The Transparency Act was signed into law on September 26, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–282). The legislation requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a publicly available, online database containing information about entities that are awarded federal grants, loans, and contracts. The revised form will assist agencies in collecting some of the required data elements for the database through the SF–424 grant applications. This form will be utilized by up to 26 federal grant making agencies. The SF–424 form revisions incorporate standard data elements required by the Transparency Act such as a nine-digit zip code, the addition of ‘‘Parish’’ to the ‘‘County’’ field, and common language in the form instructions to ‘‘Areas Affected by Project’’ and the ‘‘Congressional District Of.’’ We are requesting a three year clearance of this form. The affected public may include: Federal, State, local, or tribal governments, business or other for profit, and not for profit institutions. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Number of respondents Agency DOC ............................................................................................................... DOE ............................................................................................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 207 (Friday, October 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63474-63475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-25443]


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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: Monday, November 10, 2008 
and Wednesday, November 12, 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. The Panel will be 
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

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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 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 are 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. 
Written comments may be submitted at any time in accordance with the 
guidance below.
    Acquisition of Solutions and Non Professional Services Discussion 
and Recommendations--Monday, November 10, 2008 and Wednesday, November 
12, 2008, Location & Address:
    The meetings will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New 
Jersey Avenue, NW., Ballroom II, Washington, DC 20001. The Washington 
Court Hotel is within walking distance of the Union Station metro stop. 
The meeting start time for each day is 9:00am, and will adjourn no 
later than 5:00 p.m.
    For presentations before the Panel, the following guidance is 
provided:
    Oral comments: The Panel will no longer entertain oral 
presentations.
    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 email 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: October 21, 2008.
Theodore S. Haddad,
Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, 
General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-25443 Filed 10-23-08; 8:45 am]
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