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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mr. Frank Robinson, ETS Program Manager Center for Travel Management (QMCD), Office of Travel and Transportation Services (QMC), at frank.robinson@gsa.gov or (703) 605– 2151. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Part 301–73 requires all agencies to deploy and implement an ETS. This requirement extends to ETS2. Agencies should begin making plans to transition from ETS to ETS2 during FY12, and must execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for full deployment of ETS2 with the GSA no later than March 30, 2012. SUMMARY: The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Part 301–73 requires all agencies to deploy and implement an E-Gov Travel Service (ETS). ETS is a Governmentwide, web-based, end-toend travel management service administered by General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). This requirement extends to E-Gov Travel Service 2 (ETS2) when it becomes available in Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12). The Department of Defense (DoD) is not subject to this FTR requirement but may choose to participate in ETS2. 2. What is the background of this bulletin? The ETS Master Contracts expire on November 11, 2013, and GSA plans to award the next generation ETS2 to build on the investment and benefits achieved with ETS. ETS2 will focus on the Administration’s principles of strategic sourcing, data-driven transparency, standardization, consolidation, sustainability, and cost reduction. ETS2 is a 15-year Master Contract (3-year base period and three 4-year option periods), with Task Orders at the agency level. Key transition dates are included below: Date Event Agency impact April 2012 ............................. November 2013 ................... Anticipated ETS2 award ................................................. ETS Master Contracts end; anticipated ETS contract extensions are available in the event transition to ETS2 is not complete. Anticipated ETS Extension Base Period ends ............... Anticipated ETS Extension Option Period ends ............. Begin Task Order process. Under anticipated ETS extensions, transaction fees increase as transaction volumes decrease. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 2014 ................... November 2015 ................... It is important for agencies to begin now to prepare for transition from ETS to ETS2. 3. How should agencies prepare? Agencies should begin making plans to transition from ETS to ETS2 during FY12, and must execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for full VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Feb 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 Transaction fees increase. ETS is no longer available. deployment of ETS2 with the GSA no later than March 30, 2012. The MOU will identify key points of contact, including the agency’s senior level official responsible for developing and implementing policies and controls to ensure efficient spending on travel, the ETS2 transition manager and transition team members. The MOU will also PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 outline the agency’s ETS2 transition plan that provides resources to achieve the following milestone dates: A. Task Order awarded, negotiated and executed. B. ETS2 Configuration, Data Loading and Systems Integration completed. C. Initial Launch/Roll-out begins. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 22 / Thursday, February 2, 2012 / Notices D. ETS2 is fully deployed; ETS task order closed. An MOU template will be available within 15 business days of the date of this Bulletin. Agencies are urged to aggressively pursue transition to ETS2, as anticipated contract extensions will have significantly higher transaction fees for agencies that use them. The GSA Center for Travel Management will assist agencies as they transition to ETS2. 4. Whom should I call for further information? For further information, please contact Mr. Frank Robinson, ETS Program Manager Center for Travel Management (QMCD), Office of Travel and Transportation Services (QMC), Federal Acquisition Service, U. S. General Services Administration at frank.robinson@gsa.gov or (703) 605– 2151. Steven Kempf, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–2325 Filed 2–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–89–P [Notice-MV–2012–01; Docket 2012–0002; Sequence 3] Public Availability of General Services Administration FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory Office of Acquisition Policy (MV); General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of public availability of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventories. AGENCY: GSA is announcing the availability of the FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory. DATES: Effective date: February 2, 2012. 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To answer key research questions, ASPE will draw on 5 primary data collections including (1) collecting administrative cost data from ELE and non-ELE states, (2) collecting enrollment data from ELE and non-ELE states, (3) conducting case studies in ELE and non-ELE states, including key informant interviews and focus groups, (4) conducting a 51-state (50 states and the District of Columbia) survey, and (5) holding quarterly monitoring calls with 30 states. This request seeks clearance on all data collections except the collection of administrative cost and enrollment data for ELE states. The administrative cost data, enrollment data, case studies, and 51-state survey will take place only once over the course of the two year evaluation. The quarterly monitoring calls will take place take place 5 times over the course of the 13 months and will include an initial call of up to an hour in length and 4 shorter follow-up calls of about 15 minutes in length each. The administrative cost and enrollment data collection includes contact with key informants and state-level computer programmers and will be collected using Microsoft document templates. The qualitative case studies will include site visit interviews with state and locallevel key informants in 8 ELE states and 6 non-ELE states, plus focus groups with E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-FAS-2012-01; Docket No: 2012-0002; Sequence 4]


Federal Travel Regulation; GSA E-Gov Travel Service (ETS) 
Transition to E-Gov Travel Service 2 (ETS2)

AGENCY: Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of a bulletin.

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SUMMARY: The attached bulletin announces GSA ETS Transition to ETS2.

DATES: Effective Date: This bulletin is effective the date of 
publication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mr. Frank Robinson, ETS 
Program Manager Center for Travel Management (QMCD), Office of Travel 
and Transportation Services (QMC), at frank.robinson@gsa.gov or (703) 
605-2151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Part 
301-73 requires all agencies to deploy and implement an ETS. This 
requirement extends to ETS2. Agencies should begin making plans to 
transition from ETS to ETS2 during FY12, and must execute a Memorandum 
of Understanding (MOU) for full deployment of ETS2 with the GSA no 
later than March 30, 2012.

    Dated: January 25, 2012.

Steven Kempf,
Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services 
Administration.
January 25, 2012
General Services Administration
Washington, DC 22202

E-GOV TRAVEL SERVICE

GSA Bulletin ETS 12-01

TO: Heads of Federal Agencies
SUBJECT: GSA E-Gov Travel Service (ETS) Transition to ETS2

1. What is the purpose of this bulletin?

    The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Part 301-73 requires all 
agencies to deploy and implement an E-Gov Travel Service (ETS). ETS is 
a Governmentwide, web-based, end-to-end travel management service 
administered by General Services Administration (GSA), Federal 
Acquisition Service (FAS). This requirement extends to E-Gov Travel 
Service 2 (ETS2) when it becomes available in Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12). 
The Department of Defense (DoD) is not subject to this FTR requirement 
but may choose to participate in ETS2.

2. What is the background of this bulletin?

    The ETS Master Contracts expire on November 11, 2013, and GSA plans 
to award the next generation ETS2 to build on the investment and 
benefits achieved with ETS. ETS2 will focus on the Administration's 
principles of strategic sourcing, data-driven transparency, 
standardization, consolidation, sustainability, and cost reduction. 
ETS2 is a 15-year Master Contract (3-year base period and three 4-year 
option periods), with Task Orders at the agency level. Key transition 
dates are included below:

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            Date                      Event             Agency impact
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April 2012..................  Anticipated ETS2      Begin Task Order
                               award.                process.
November 2013...............  ETS Master Contracts  Under anticipated
                               end; anticipated      ETS extensions,
                               ETS contract          transaction fees
                               extensions are        increase as
                               available in the      transaction volumes
                               event transition to   decrease.
                               ETS2 is not
                               complete.
November 2014...............  Anticipated ETS       Transaction fees
                               Extension Base        increase.
                               Period ends.
November 2015...............  Anticipated ETS       ETS is no longer
                               Extension Option      available.
                               Period ends.
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It is important for agencies to begin now to prepare for transition 
from ETS to ETS2.

3. How should agencies prepare?

    Agencies should begin making plans to transition from ETS to ETS2 
during FY12, and must execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 
full deployment of ETS2 with the GSA no later than March 30, 2012. The 
MOU will identify key points of contact, including the agency's senior 
level official responsible for developing and implementing policies and 
controls to ensure efficient spending on travel, the ETS2 transition 
manager and transition team members. The MOU will also outline the 
agency's ETS2 transition plan that provides resources to achieve the 
following milestone dates:
    A. Task Order awarded, negotiated and executed.
    B. ETS2 Configuration, Data Loading and Systems Integration 
completed.
    C. Initial Launch/Roll-out begins.

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    D. ETS2 is fully deployed; ETS task order closed.
    An MOU template will be available within 15 business days of the 
date of this Bulletin.
    Agencies are urged to aggressively pursue transition to ETS2, as 
anticipated contract extensions will have significantly higher 
transaction fees for agencies that use them. The GSA Center for Travel 
Management will assist agencies as they transition to ETS2.

4. Whom should I call for further information?

    For further information, please contact Mr. Frank Robinson, ETS 
Program Manager Center for Travel Management (QMCD), Office of Travel 
and Transportation Services (QMC), Federal Acquisition Service, U. S. 
General Services Administration at frank.robinson@gsa.gov or (703) 605-
2151.

Steven Kempf,
Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services 
Administration.

[FR Doc. 2012-2325 Filed 2-1-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-89-P