Procurement List; Additions and Deletions, 52511-52512 [2013-20624]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2013 / Notices COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Effective Date: 9/23/2013. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additions On 6/7/2013 (78 FR 34350–34351); 6/ 21/2013 (78 FR 37524–37525); 6/28/ 2013 (78 FR 38952–38953); and 7/8/ 2013 (78 FR 40727–40728), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 USC 8501–8506) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products and services are added to the Procurement List: Products Power Duster NSN: 6850–01–517–1506—10 oz. NSN: 6850–01–412–0040—10 oz. 12/ BX Cleaner, Brake Parts NSN: 6850–01–167–0678—7 oz. NPA: The Lighthouse for the Blind, St. Louis Towel, Hazardous Material Absorbent, Cotton, Red NSN: 4235–01–526–4342—15″ x 15″ NPA: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, VA Coverage: B-List for the Broad Government Requirement as aggregated by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, VA. Helmet, Safety, Cap Style, 63⁄4″ to 8″ NSN: 8415–00–935–3132—Blue NSN: 8415–00–935–3139—White NSN: 8415–00–935–3140—Yellow NPA: Keystone Vocational Services, Sharon, PA Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX Coverage: A-list for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration. Services Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, St. Elizabeths Campus, 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC. NPA: CW Resources, Inc., New Britain, CT. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Potomac Service Center, Washington, DC. Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance Service, USCG, Air Station-Savannah, 1297 N Lightning Rd, Savannah, GA. NPA: Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc., Savannah, GA. Contracting Activity: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Miami, Miami, FL. Service Type/Location: Janitorial and Landscape Service, Terminal Island Immigration and Customs PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52511 Enforcement Facility, 2001 S. Seaside Ave, San Pedro, CA. NPA: Los Angeles Habilitation House, Long Beach, CA. Contracting Activity: Dept Of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mission Support Dallas, Dallas, TX. Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, National Counterdrug Training Center Campus, Annville, PA. NPA: Opportunity Center, Incorporated, Wilmington, DE. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W7NX USPFO Activity PA ARNG, Annville, PA. Service Type/Location: Integrated Prime Vendor Supply Chain Management Service, [to support production, assembly, receipt, storage, packaging, preservation, delivery and related products/services for Expeditionary Force Provider (EFP) Modules and Modification System Cold Weather] US Army, Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems, Natick, MA. NPA: ReadyOne Industries (ROI), Inc., El Paso, TX. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W6QK ACC–APG Natick, Natick, MA. Comments were received from one firm that stated a large share of its business comes from the same requiring office, and that more information was required for it to assess the potential impact on its firm. The commenter requested that the Procurement List addition process for this proposed addition be suspended indefinitely until a valid and comprehensive analysis was conducted in accordance with 41 CFR 51, including but not limited to, the impact assessment required by 41 CFR 51–2.4 on the current expeditionary market contractors that support PM FSS. The Commission does not agree that a suspension of the proposed addition is necessary or appropriate. In the interest of transparency, the service requirement being added to the Procurement List at this time is more specifically described herein as Integrated Prime Vendor (IPV) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Service to support production, assembly, receipt, storage, packaging, preservation, delivery and related products/services for Expeditionary Force Provider (EFP) Modules and Modification System Cold Weather. The Commission may consider and determine whether other elements of, or additional tasks related to the Contracting Activity’s requirement for IPV SCM Service are suitable for addition to the Procurement List in the future. E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52512 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 164 / Friday, August 23, 2013 / Notices The Commission’s regulations, specifically the section cited, require the Commission to consider the level of impact on the current contractor for the commodity or service being considered for addition to the Procurement List as part of its determination that a product or service is suitable. The Commission defines the current contractor as the commercial source from which the responsible Government contracting activity is procuring the product or service that is the subject of a proposed addition. Accordingly, the Commission’s impact analysis finding was that the Army Contracting Command—Aberdeen Proving Ground Natick Contracting Division, on behalf of PM FSS, does not have a current contract for the provision of Integrated Prime Vendor Supply Chain Management Service. Previously, PM FSS has obtained various requirements for equipment or related material through use of various DLA Prime Vendor contracts, under DLA’s Special Operational Equipment Tailored Logistics Support and/or Fire Emergency Services Programs. No single vendor was guaranteed to receive orders from PM FSS; many other DOD customers make use of the prime vendor contracts. PM FSS requirements for kitting or other supply chain management services required were obtained through the DLA depot system. The commenter also questioned whether the objectives of the proposed addition were in opposition to the goal of the AbilityOne Program to create employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities. 41 CFR 51–2.4 Determination of Suitability requires the Commission to consider the employment potential of each proposed addition before it can determine a product or service suitable for addition to the Procurement List. In this case, the Commission determined that there is employment potential for the workforce of people who are significantly disabled in the provision of acquisition support services, kitting, manufacturing and design, and warehousing. The designated nonprofit agency has identified Full Time Equivalent positions for more than 33 individuals with significant disabilities in the delivery of services. The commenter specifically questioned whether the nonprofit agency would be a pass-through to large subcontractors, therefore not maximizing the potential for employment of people who are blind or significantly disabled. Commission regulations permit the subcontracting of a portion of the process for producing a VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 product or providing a service on the Procurement List, provided that the portion of the process retained by the nonprofit agency generates employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. Subcontracting that is intended to be a routine part of production is required to be identified to the Commission at the time of proposed addition and any changes in the extent of subcontracting must be approved in advance by the Commission. In this case, the Commission determined that the proposed subcontracting is consistent with its regulations and that the portion of the work retained will create employment for people who are blind or significantly disabled. Deletions On 7/19/2013 (78 FR 43180), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 USC 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to provide the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 USC 8501–8506) in connection with the products deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products are deleted from the Procurement List: Products NSN: 8125–00–NIB–0031—Spray Bottle, Green Solutions High Dilution 256 Neutral Disinfectant, Silk Screened, 12–32oz bottles NPA: Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Lancaster, PA Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, National Acquisition Center, Hines, IL PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NSN: 8465–01–592–1361—Sheath, Combination Tool Plastic NPA: Development Workshop, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–20624 Filed 8–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Proposed Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Comments Must be Received on Or Before: 9/23/2013. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products and service listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following products and service are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN: MR 10635—Serving Platter, Heavy Duty, Raised Surface, Fall Themed, White NSN: MR 382—Duct Tape, Holiday Themed, Assorted Colors NSN: MR 377—Socks, Holiday E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED


Procurement List; Additions and Deletions

AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled.

ACTION: Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List.

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SUMMARY: This action adds products and services to the Procurement List 
that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are 
blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products 
previously furnished by such agencies.

DATES: Effective Date: 9/23/2013.

ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia 22202-
4149.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 
603-7740, Fax: (703) 603-0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Additions

    On 6/7/2013 (78 FR 34350-34351); 6/21/2013 (78 FR 37524-37525); 6/
28/2013 (78 FR 38952-38953); and 7/8/2013 (78 FR 40727-40728), the 
Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 
published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List.
    After consideration of the material presented to it concerning 
capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and 
services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent 
contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and 
services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal 
Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501-8506 and 41 CFR 51-2.4.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    I certify that the following action will not have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors 
considered for this certification were:
    1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, 
recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other 
than the small organizations that will furnish the products and 
services to the Government.
    2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish 
the products and services to the Government.
    3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would 
accomplish the objectives of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 USC 8501-
8506) in connection with the products and services proposed for 
addition to the Procurement List.

End of Certification

    Accordingly, the following products and services are added to the 
Procurement List:

Products

Power Duster
    NSN: 6850-01-517-1506--10 oz.
    NSN: 6850-01-412-0040--10 oz. 12/BX
Cleaner, Brake Parts
    NSN: 6850-01-167-0678--7 oz.
    NPA: The Lighthouse for the Blind, St. Louis
Towel, Hazardous Material Absorbent, Cotton, Red
    NSN: 4235-01-526-4342--15'' x 15''
    NPA: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc., Winston-Salem, 
NC
    Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, 
VA
    Coverage: B-List for the Broad Government Requirement as aggregated 
by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, VA.
Helmet, Safety, Cap Style, 6\3/4\'' to 8''
    NSN: 8415-00-935-3132--Blue
    NSN: 8415-00-935-3139--White
    NSN: 8415-00-935-3140--Yellow
    NPA: Keystone Vocational Services, Sharon, PA
    Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, 
TX
    Coverage: A-list for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated 
by the General Services Administration.

Services

Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, St. Elizabeths Campus, 2701 
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC.
NPA: CW Resources, Inc., New Britain, CT.
Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Public Buildings 
Service, Potomac Service Center, Washington, DC.
Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance Service, USCG, Air Station-
Savannah, 1297 N Lightning Rd, Savannah, GA.
NPA: Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc., Savannah, GA.
Contracting Activity: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Miami, Miami, FL.
Service Type/Location: Janitorial and Landscape Service, Terminal 
Island Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facility, 2001 S. Seaside 
Ave, San Pedro, CA.
NPA: Los Angeles Habilitation House, Long Beach, CA.
Contracting Activity: Dept Of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement, Mission Support Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Service Type/Location: Custodial Service, National Counterdrug Training 
Center Campus, Annville, PA.
NPA: Opportunity Center, Incorporated, Wilmington, DE.
Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W7NX USPFO Activity PA ARNG, 
Annville, PA.
Service Type/Location: Integrated Prime Vendor Supply Chain Management 
Service, [to support production, assembly, receipt, storage, packaging, 
preservation, delivery and related products/services for Expeditionary 
Force Provider (EFP) Modules and Modification System Cold Weather] US 
Army, Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems, Natick, MA.
NPA: ReadyOne Industries (ROI), Inc., El Paso, TX.
Contracting Activity: Dept of the Army, W6QK ACC-APG Natick, Natick, 
MA.
    Comments were received from one firm that stated a large share of 
its business comes from the same requiring office, and that more 
information was required for it to assess the potential impact on its 
firm. The commenter requested that the Procurement List addition 
process for this proposed addition be suspended indefinitely until a 
valid and comprehensive analysis was conducted in accordance with 41 
CFR 51, including but not limited to, the impact assessment required by 
41 CFR 51-2.4 on the current expeditionary market contractors that 
support PM FSS.
    The Commission does not agree that a suspension of the proposed 
addition is necessary or appropriate. In the interest of transparency, 
the service requirement being added to the Procurement List at this 
time is more specifically described herein as Integrated Prime Vendor 
(IPV) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Service to support production, 
assembly, receipt, storage, packaging, preservation, delivery and 
related products/services for Expeditionary Force Provider (EFP) 
Modules and Modification System Cold Weather. The Commission may 
consider and determine whether other elements of, or additional tasks 
related to the Contracting Activity's requirement for IPV SCM Service 
are suitable for addition to the Procurement List in the future.

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    The Commission's regulations, specifically the section cited, 
require the Commission to consider the level of impact on the current 
contractor for the commodity or service being considered for addition 
to the Procurement List as part of its determination that a product or 
service is suitable. The Commission defines the current contractor as 
the commercial source from which the responsible Government contracting 
activity is procuring the product or service that is the subject of a 
proposed addition.
    Accordingly, the Commission's impact analysis finding was that the 
Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground Natick Contracting 
Division, on behalf of PM FSS, does not have a current contract for the 
provision of Integrated Prime Vendor Supply Chain Management Service. 
Previously, PM FSS has obtained various requirements for equipment or 
related material through use of various DLA Prime Vendor contracts, 
under DLA's Special Operational Equipment Tailored Logistics Support 
and/or Fire Emergency Services Programs. No single vendor was 
guaranteed to receive orders from PM FSS; many other DOD customers make 
use of the prime vendor contracts. PM FSS requirements for kitting or 
other supply chain management services required were obtained through 
the DLA depot system.
    The commenter also questioned whether the objectives of the 
proposed addition were in opposition to the goal of the AbilityOne 
Program to create employment opportunities for people who are blind or 
have other significant disabilities. 41 CFR 51-2.4 Determination of 
Suitability requires the Commission to consider the employment 
potential of each proposed addition before it can determine a product 
or service suitable for addition to the Procurement List. In this case, 
the Commission determined that there is employment potential for the 
workforce of people who are significantly disabled in the provision of 
acquisition support services, kitting, manufacturing and design, and 
warehousing. The designated nonprofit agency has identified Full Time 
Equivalent positions for more than 33 individuals with significant 
disabilities in the delivery of services.
    The commenter specifically questioned whether the nonprofit agency 
would be a pass-through to large subcontractors, therefore not 
maximizing the potential for employment of people who are blind or 
significantly disabled. Commission regulations permit the 
subcontracting of a portion of the process for producing a product or 
providing a service on the Procurement List, provided that the portion 
of the process retained by the nonprofit agency generates employment 
for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. 
Subcontracting that is intended to be a routine part of production is 
required to be identified to the Commission at the time of proposed 
addition and any changes in the extent of subcontracting must be 
approved in advance by the Commission. In this case, the Commission 
determined that the proposed subcontracting is consistent with its 
regulations and that the portion of the work retained will create 
employment for people who are blind or significantly disabled.

 Deletions

    On 7/19/2013 (78 FR 43180), the Committee for Purchase From People 
Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed 
deletions from the Procurement List.
    After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee 
has determined that the products listed below are no longer suitable 
for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 USC 8501-8506 and 41 
CFR 51-2.4.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    I certify that the following action will not have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors 
considered for this certification were:
    1. The action will not result in additional reporting, 
recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities.
    2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to provide 
the products to the Government.
    3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would 
accomplish the objectives of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 USC 8501-
8506) in connection with the products deleted from the Procurement 
List.

End of Certification

    Accordingly, the following products are deleted from the 
Procurement List:

Products

NSN: 8125-00-NIB-0031--Spray Bottle, Green Solutions High Dilution 256 
Neutral Disinfectant, Silk Screened, 12-32oz bottles
NPA: Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired, 
Lancaster, PA
Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, National 
Acquisition Center, Hines, IL
NSN: 8465-01-592-1361--Sheath, Combination Tool Plastic
NPA: Development Workshop, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID
Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX

Barry S. Lineback,
Director, Business Operations.
[FR Doc. 2013-20624 Filed 8-22-13; 8:45 am]
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