Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Subject Matter Experts Meetings on Organizational Culture and Performance, 34365-34366 [E9-16744]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 15, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division National Institute of Corrections Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Subject Matter Experts Meetings on Organizational Culture and Performance Notice is hereby given that, on June 10, 2009, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Advanced Media Workflow Association Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Florical Systems, Gainesville, FL; StorerTV, Mequon, WI; Matt Beard (individual member), Maud, UNITED KINGDOM; and John Luff (individual member), Sewickley, PA have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Digital Vision, London, UNITED KINGDOM; Nielsen, Westport, CT; SecurePath Technology LLC, Los Angeles, CA; and Rick Turbeville (individual member), Waynesboro, VA have withdrawn as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and Advanced Media Workflow Association Inc. intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On March 28, 2000, Advanced Media Workflow Association Inc. filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 29, 2000 (65 FR 40127). The last notification was filed with the Department on March 24, 2009. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on April 24, 2009 (74 FR 18748). Patricia A. Brink, Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. E9–16699 Filed 7–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–M VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:21 Jul 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement. SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in September, 2009. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve organizing up to four meetings of subject matter experts to assist NIC and the corrections field in ongoing work in the area of organizational culture and performance. Likely topics for the meetings include improving methods for evaluating organizational culture assessments using focus groups, the use of staff surveys in correctional agencies, culture change in correctional systems, and culture assessment and change in community corrections agencies. DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, August 14, 2009. Selection of the successful applicant and notification of review results to all applicants: September 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Mailed applications must be sent to Director, National Institute of Corrections, 320 First Street, NW., Room 5007, Washington, DC 20534. Applicants are encouraged to use Federal Express, UPS, or similar service to ensure delivery by the due date. Hand delivered applications should be brought to 500 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534. At the front desk, call (202) 307–3106, extension 0 for pickup. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications can be submitted via https:// www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement can be downloaded from the NIC Web site at https://www.nicic.gov/ cooperativeagreements. All technical or programmatic questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Pamela Davison. She can be reached by calling 1–800–995–6423 ext 0484 or by e-mail at pdavison@bop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The recipient of the award under this PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34365 cooperative agreement will organize and coordinate all logistical details for up to four meetings of subject matter experts in various aspects of organizational culture and performance as it applies to corrections. All expenses for these meetings, expected to last up to two days for up to 10 people, will be provided out of the funding awarded under this agreement. Participants for each meeting will be identified by NIC, and the location of the meetings will be determined by NIC based on the geographic distribution of the participants, but will take place within the contiguous 48 States. The recipient of this award will assist NIC in locating an appropriate venue and coordinating local arrangements at the site, including meeting rooms, food, and beverage services. The recipient will also assist participants in arranging travel and lodging, and in reimbursing costs in conformity with Federal guidelines. Some participants may also be eligible to receive up to $500 per day for their participation. For each meeting, one or two white papers may be prepared by individual participants to form the basis for discussion of the selected topic. Additional days, up to $500 per day, may be paid to eligible authors of white papers. (Note that the payment of these daily rates are to be provided out of the funding awarded under this agreement.) With input from NIC, the recipient will prepare each meeting agenda, participant lists, white papers, handouts, and supplementary materials, duplicate them in sufficient quantities, and deliver them to the venue. With input from NIC, the recipient will also supply or arrange for a facilitator for some meetings to be paid out of the funding awarded under this agreement. The recipient will also provide a note taker for each meeting. Deliverables: By the end of the project, the recipient of this award will deliver the following products: (1) Detailed notes of the proceedings of each meeting, including transcriptions of any other written material produced during the meeting, such as the contents of flip charts; (2) Each of the white papers produced for the meetings, edited to be suitable for distribution to corrections practitioners and delivered in NIC’s standard format; and (3) a summary report providing an overview of the meetings, their major themes, and any recommendations for the field. Required Expertise: Successful applicants should have the organizational capacity to carry out all the tasks listed above, including demonstrated experience in organizing meetings of the size and type described. E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 34366 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 15, 2009 / Notices Preference will also be given to applicants with a record of working with similar subject matter expert groups in criminal justice. Application Requirements: Applications should be concisely written, typed double spaced and reference the ‘‘NIC Opportunity Number’’ and Title provided in this announcement. Please limit the program narrative text to 20 double spaced, numbered pages. The application package must include: a cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible for the applicant’s financial accounts as well as the audit period or fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., July 1 through June 30), a program narrative responding to the requirements in this announcement, a description of the qualifications of the applicant(s), an outline explaining projected costs, and the following forms: OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget Information—Non Construction Programs, OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances—Non Construction Programs (these forms are available at https://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and DrugFree Workplace Requirements (available at https://www.nicic.org/Downloads/ PDF/certif-frm.pdf). Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via https:// www.grants.gov. If submitted in hard copy, there must be one, unbound original plus three copies of the full proposal (program and budget narratives, application forms and assurances). The original should have the applicant’s signature in blue ink. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Public Law 93–415. Funds Available: Up to $100,000 is available for this project, subject to available funding, but preference will be given to applicants who provide the most cost efficient solutions in accomplishing the scope of work. Determination will be made based on best value to the Government, not necessarily the lowest bid. Funds may only be used for the activities that are directly related to the project. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Research and Evaluation Division. Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:21 Jul 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as follows: Mine Safety and Health Administration Organizational (75%) Does the applicant have the necessary capacity and staff with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to demonstrate a high level of competency to carry out the tasks? Are the proposed project management and staffing plans realistic and sufficient to complete the project? Has the organization had past experience in organizing similar events in the criminal justice area? Budget (25%) Is the proposed budget realistic, provide sufficient cost detail/narrative, and represent good value relative to the anticipated results? Is there evidence that the applicant has proposed the most cost effective way of performing the work? Are there any innovative strategies proposed to contain costs? Note: NIC will not award a cooperative agreement to an applicant who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number (DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1–800– 333–0505 (if you are a sole proprietor, you would dial 1–866–705–5711 and select option 1). Registration in the CCR can be done online at the CCR Web site: https:// www.ccr.gov. A CCR Handbook and work sheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. Publications produced under this award must follow the ‘‘Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication’’ as found in the General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements which will be included in the award package. Number of Awards: One. NIC Opportunity Number: 09PEI30. This number should appear as a reference line in the cover letter, where the opportunity number is requested on the Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in which the application is sent. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.602. Executive Order 12372: This program is not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372. Morris L. Thigpen, Director, National Institute of Correction. [FR Doc. E9–16744 Filed 7–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Petitions for Modification AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of petitions for modification of existing mandatory safety standards. SUMMARY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before August 14, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: StandardsPetitions@dol.gov. 2. Facsimile: 1–202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. 4. Hand-Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. Individuals who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the receptionist desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (E-mail), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax). [These are not toll-free numbers.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Corrections


Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Subject Matter Experts 
Meetings on Organizational Culture and Performance

AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting 
proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a 
cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in September, 
2009. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve organizing up 
to four meetings of subject matter experts to assist NIC and the 
corrections field in ongoing work in the area of organizational culture 
and performance. Likely topics for the meetings include improving 
methods for evaluating organizational culture assessments using focus 
groups, the use of staff surveys in correctional agencies, culture 
change in correctional systems, and culture assessment and change in 
community corrections agencies.

DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, August 
14, 2009. Selection of the successful applicant and notification of 
review results to all applicants: September 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Mailed applications must be sent to Director, National 
Institute of Corrections, 320 First Street, NW., Room 5007, Washington, 
DC 20534. Applicants are encouraged to use Federal Express, UPS, or 
similar service to ensure delivery by the due date.
    Hand delivered applications should be brought to 500 First Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20534. At the front desk, call (202) 307-3106, 
extension 0 for pickup.
    Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic 
applications can be submitted via https://www.grants.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement can be 
downloaded from the NIC Web site at https://www.nicic.gov/cooperativeagreements.
    All technical or programmatic questions concerning this 
announcement should be directed to Pamela Davison. She can be reached 
by calling 1-800-995-6423 ext 0484 or by e-mail at pdavison@bop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The recipient of the award under this 
cooperative agreement will organize and coordinate all logistical 
details for up to four meetings of subject matter experts in various 
aspects of organizational culture and performance as it applies to 
corrections. All expenses for these meetings, expected to last up to 
two days for up to 10 people, will be provided out of the funding 
awarded under this agreement. Participants for each meeting will be 
identified by NIC, and the location of the meetings will be determined 
by NIC based on the geographic distribution of the participants, but 
will take place within the contiguous 48 States.
    The recipient of this award will assist NIC in locating an 
appropriate venue and coordinating local arrangements at the site, 
including meeting rooms, food, and beverage services. The recipient 
will also assist participants in arranging travel and lodging, and in 
reimbursing costs in conformity with Federal guidelines. Some 
participants may also be eligible to receive up to $500 per day for 
their participation. For each meeting, one or two white papers may be 
prepared by individual participants to form the basis for discussion of 
the selected topic. Additional days, up to $500 per day, may be paid to 
eligible authors of white papers. (Note that the payment of these daily 
rates are to be provided out of the funding awarded under this 
agreement.)
    With input from NIC, the recipient will prepare each meeting 
agenda, participant lists, white papers, handouts, and supplementary 
materials, duplicate them in sufficient quantities, and deliver them to 
the venue. With input from NIC, the recipient will also supply or 
arrange for a facilitator for some meetings to be paid out of the 
funding awarded under this agreement. The recipient will also provide a 
note taker for each meeting.
    Deliverables: By the end of the project, the recipient of this 
award will deliver the following products: (1) Detailed notes of the 
proceedings of each meeting, including transcriptions of any other 
written material produced during the meeting, such as the contents of 
flip charts; (2) Each of the white papers produced for the meetings, 
edited to be suitable for distribution to corrections practitioners and 
delivered in NIC's standard format; and (3) a summary report providing 
an overview of the meetings, their major themes, and any 
recommendations for the field.
    Required Expertise: Successful applicants should have the 
organizational capacity to carry out all the tasks listed above, 
including demonstrated experience in organizing meetings of the size 
and type described.

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Preference will also be given to applicants with a record of working 
with similar subject matter expert groups in criminal justice.
    Application Requirements: Applications should be concisely written, 
typed double spaced and reference the ``NIC Opportunity Number'' and 
Title provided in this announcement. Please limit the program narrative 
text to 20 double spaced, numbered pages. The application package must 
include: a cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible 
for the applicant's financial accounts as well as the audit period or 
fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., July 1 through 
June 30), a program narrative responding to the requirements in this 
announcement, a description of the qualifications of the applicant(s), 
an outline explaining projected costs, and the following forms: OMB 
Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, OMB Standard 
Form 424A, Budget Information--Non Construction Programs, OMB Standard 
Form 424B, Assurances--Non Construction Programs (these forms are 
available at https://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding 
Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and 
Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (available at https://www.nicic.org/Downloads/PDF/certif-frm.pdf).
    Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via 
https://www.grants.gov. If submitted in hard copy, there must be one, 
unbound original plus three copies of the full proposal (program and 
budget narratives, application forms and assurances). The original 
should have the applicant's signature in blue ink.

    Authority: Public Law 93-415.

    Funds Available: Up to $100,000 is available for this project, 
subject to available funding, but preference will be given to 
applicants who provide the most cost efficient solutions in 
accomplishing the scope of work. Determination will be made based on 
best value to the Government, not necessarily the lowest bid. Funds may 
only be used for the activities that are directly related to the 
project.
    Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or 
private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or 
team with expertise in the described areas.
    This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Research 
and Evaluation Division.
    Review Considerations: Applications received under this 
announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. The criteria 
for the evaluation of each application will be as follows:

Organizational (75%)

    Does the applicant have the necessary capacity and staff with the 
skills, knowledge, and expertise to demonstrate a high level of 
competency to carry out the tasks? Are the proposed project management 
and staffing plans realistic and sufficient to complete the project? 
Has the organization had past experience in organizing similar events 
in the criminal justice area?

Budget (25%)

    Is the proposed budget realistic, provide sufficient cost detail/
narrative, and represent good value relative to the anticipated 
results? Is there evidence that the applicant has proposed the most 
cost effective way of performing the work? Are there any innovative 
strategies proposed to contain costs?

    Note: NIC will not award a cooperative agreement to an applicant 
who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number 
(DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor Registry 
(CCR).

    A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated 
toll-free DUNS number request line at 1-800-333-0505 (if you are a sole 
proprietor, you would dial 1-866-705-5711 and select option 1).
    Registration in the CCR can be done online at the CCR Web site: 
https://www.ccr.gov. A CCR Handbook and work sheet can also be reviewed 
at the Web site.
    Publications produced under this award must follow the ``Guidelines 
for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication'' as found in 
the General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements which will be 
included in the award package.
    Number of Awards: One.
    NIC Opportunity Number: 09PEI30. This number should appear as a 
reference line in the cover letter, where the opportunity number is 
requested on the Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in 
which the application is sent.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.602. Executive 
Order 12372: This program is not subject to the provisions of Executive 
Order 12372.

Morris L. Thigpen,
Director, National Institute of Correction.
[FR Doc. E9-16744 Filed 7-14-09; 8:45 am]
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