Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings, 71653-71654 [E8-27951]

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board). DATE AND TIME: The regular meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on December 11, 2008, from 9 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roland E. Smith, Secretary to the Farm Credit Administration Board, (703) 883– 4009, TTY (703) 883–4056. ADDRESSES: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parts of this meeting of the Board will be open to the public (limited space available), and parts will be closed to the public. In order to increase the accessibility to Board meetings, persons requiring assistance should make arrangements in advance. The matters to be considered at the meeting are: BILLING CODE 6705–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: A. Approval of Minutes • November 13, 2008. SUMMARY: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel (MAS Panel), a Federal Advisory Committee, will hold a public meeting on the following date: Monday, December 8, 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. B. New Business • April Meeting Date Change. * Session Closed-Exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(8) and (9). Open Session jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated: November 20, 2008. Roland E. Smith, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. [FR Doc. E8–28118 Filed 11–21–08; 4:15 pm] VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Code 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 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 not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 71654 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 25, 2008 / Notices 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. The meeting will be held at U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service, 2200 Crystal Drive, Room L1301, Arlington, VA 22202. The location is within walking distance of the Crystal City metro stop. The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: November 19, 2008 David A. Drabkin, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. E8–27951 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Consultation Meeting of the Trans-Federal Task Force on Optimizing Biosafety and Biocontainment Oversight Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the Trans-Federal Task Force on Biosafety and Biocontainment Oversight will be holding a public consultation meeting. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The Trans-Federal Task Force on Biosafety and Biocontainment Oversight will hold a public consultation meeting on December 8, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST and December 9, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Phone: 301–822–9200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Theresa Lawrence, Ph.D., Office of Medicine, Science and Public Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street, SW., Room 5008C, Washington, DC 20447; phone: 202–401–5879; fax: 202–205–8494; email address: biosafetytaskforce@hhs.gov. The Federal government established the Trans-Federal Task Force on Optimizing Biosafety and Biocontainment Oversight to undertake an intensive analysis of the current framework of biosafety and biocontainment oversight of research activities involving infectious agents and toxins in high- and maximumcontainment research facilities. The Task Force envisions effective comprehensive local and Federal oversight that protects laboratory workers, public health, agriculture, and the environment while fostering progress in life sciences research. The Task Force is chaired by officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Agriculture and is comprised of representatives from a broad range of Federal departments and agencies that have responsibility for, and oversight of, the management of biohazard risks. Background: The Task Force’s purpose is to ‘‘explore methods to improve biosafety oversight in the United States to include a review of mechanisms by which the Federal Government can ensure safe working conditions in laboratories handling infectious agents.’’ This public consultation meeting will allow the Task Force to obtain individual input from members of the public on several aspects of biosafety and biocontainment oversight in the U.S. The meeting’s dialogue will focus on a series of questions on which the U.S. Government would specifically like to solicit comment. These questions concern such matters as the identification of gaps in the current oversight framework and options for improvement, including how to optimize biosafety and biocontainment oversight while simultaneously protecting laboratory workers, public health, agriculture, and the environment. The agenda and questions for discussion will be available prior to the meeting at the Web site http:// www.hhs.gov/aspr/omsph/ biosafetytaskforce/index.html. All public comments and recommendations will be considered by the Task Force. Availability of Materials: The agenda and other materials will be posted on the Task Force’s Web site at http:// www.hhs.gov/aspr/omsph/ biosafetytaskforce/index.html prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public participation in this meeting of the Task Force is encouraged. Interested members of the public may attend the meeting in person or participate by public teleconference. Any member of the public wishing to obtain information regarding participation by teleconference should consult the Web site: http://www.hhs.gov/aspr/omsph/ biosafetytaskforce/index.html or contact CAPT Theresa Lawrence (preferably by e-mail) for more information. Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the Task Force to consider. Oral and written information that is submitted may be made be available to the public; therefore, we request that statements do not include private or proprietary information. Oral Statements: Thirty minutes will be available each day of the meeting for public comment. In general, each speaker (or group of speakers) requesting an oral E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[FR Doc No: E8-27951]


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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 a public meeting on the following date: Monday, December 8, 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 
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 not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA 
contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program

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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.
    The meeting will be held at U.S. General Services Administration, 
Federal Acquisition Service, 2200 Crystal Drive, Room L1301, Arlington, 
VA 22202. The location is within walking distance of the Crystal City 
metro stop. The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., 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: November 19, 2008
David A. Drabkin,
Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition 
Officer, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-27951 Filed 11-24-08; 8:45 am]
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