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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. DATES: Submit comments on or before: February 23, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jocelyn Johnson, Office of Citizen Services and Communications, at telephone (202) 208–0043, or via e-mail to jocelyn.johnson@gsa.gov. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), General Services Administration, Room 4041, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. 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Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0277, Market Research Collection for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, in all correspondence. Dated: December 17, 2008. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30674 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–CX–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings AGENCY: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice. 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, January 30, 2009 and Monday February 2, 2009. 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 are not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79131 managers, the 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. E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 79132 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices Dated: December 17, 2008. David A. Drabkin, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. E8–30557 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AGENCY: Office of Small Business Utilization, GSA. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing a public meeting of the GSA Small Business Advisory Committee, Subcommittee on Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (the Subcommittee). DATES: The meeting will take place January 13, 2009. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude no later than 4 p.m. that day. The Subcommittee will accept oral public comments at this meeting and has reserved a total of thirty minutes for this purpose. Members of the public wishing to reserve speaking time must contact the DFO in writing at: sbac@gsa.gov or by fax at (202) 501–2590, no later than one week prior to the meeting. Individuals interested in attending the meeting should contact the DFO prior to the meeting date to expedite security procedures for building admittance. ADDRESSES: GSA Building, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucy Jenkins or Aaron Collmann, Room 6029, GSA Building, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405 (202) 501–1021 or e-mail at sbac@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92– 463). The purpose of this meeting is to generate topics for future discussion and to hear from interested members of the public on proposals to improve GSA’s SDVOSB contracting performance. Topics for this meeting will include but are not limited to welcoming the members to the subcommittee, the members annual ethics briefing and discussion of GSA’s Veteran Outreach Program (21 Gun Salute) and 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Dated: December 18, 2008. Michael J. Rigas, Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Utilization, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. E8–30634 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P Office of Small Business Utilization; Small Business Advisory Committee; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Small Business Advisory Committee, Subcommittee on Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses VerDate Aug<31>2005 improvements to the program. Information on the full Small Business Advisory Committee can be found online at http://www.gsa.gov/sbac. Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science. ACTION: Notice. AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 300aa–5, Section 2105 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. SUMMARY: The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO), a program office within the Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is soliciting nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The activities of this Committee are governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Management support for the activities of this Committee is the responsibility of the NVPO. Consistent with the National Vaccine Plan, the Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health in his capacity as the Director of the National Vaccine Program, on matters related to the Program’s responsibilities. Specifically, the Committee studies and recommends ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and effective vaccination products in the United States; recommends research priorities and other measures to enhance the safety and efficacy of vaccines. The Committee also advises the Assistant Secretary for Health in the implementation of Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act; and identifies annually the most important areas of government and non-government cooperation that should be considered PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in implementing Sections 2102 and 2103 of the PHS Act. DATES: All nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on February 2, 2009, at the address listed below. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed or delivered to: Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Secretary, NVAC, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 443–H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building; Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Andrea Krull, Public Health Advisor, National Vaccine Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 443–H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690–5566; nvpo@hhs.gov. A copy of the Committee charter which includes the Committee’s structure and functions as well as a list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Ms. Krull or by accessing the NVAC Web site at: http:// www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Committee Function, Qualifications, and Information Required: As part of an ongoing effort to enhance deliberations and discussions with the public on vaccine and immunization policy, nominations are being sought for interested individuals to serve on the Committee. Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee will serve as voting members. The NVAC consists of 17 voting members. The Committee is composed of 15 public members, including the Chair, and two representative members. Public members shall be selected from individuals who are engaged in vaccine research or the manufacture of vaccines, or who are physicians, members of parent organizations concerned with immunizations, representatives of state or local health agencies or public health organizations. Representative members shall be selected from the vaccine manufacturing industry who are engaged in vaccine research or the manufacture of vaccines. Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee can be invited to serve terms of up to four years. All NVAC members are authorized to receive the prescribed per diem allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses that are incurred to attend meetings and conduct authorized Committee-related business, in accordance with Standard Government Travel Regulations. Individuals who are E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79131-79132]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30557]


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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, January 30, 2009 
and Monday February 2, 2009. 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 are not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA 
contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program 
managers, the 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.


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    Dated: December 17, 2008.
David A. Drabkin,
Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of the Chief Acquisition 
Officer, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-30557 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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