Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share, 16061 [2018-07715]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 72 / Friday, April 13, 2018 / Notices Description: CNCS seeks to renew the current information request with revisions to the survey administered in 2015 (OMB #3045–0170). Information will be collected from a nationally representative sample of AmeriCorps alumni who served in AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps State and National programs and completed their most recent term of service 2, 5, or 10 years ago. There are no revisions to the survey instrument. The information collection will administered in the same manner to ensure comparability with the initial responses. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on 4/30/2018. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps Alumni Outcome Study. OMB Number: #3045–0170. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps Alumni who served during the period from 2008 until 2018. Total Respondents: 3150. Frequency: One time. Average Time per Response: 22 Minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1155 Hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: March 30, 2018. Mary Hyde, Director of Research and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2018–07683 Filed 4–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket No. DARS–2018–0022] Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share Department of Defense (DoD). Notice. AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries’ share of the DoD market is greater than five percent. DATES: Applicable Date: April 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Snyder, telephone 703–614–0719. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 19, 2009, a final rule was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 59914, which amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 208.6 to implement Section 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 110–181. Section 827 changed DoD competition requirements for purchases from Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) by requiring DoD to publish an annual list of product categories for which FPI’s share of the DoD market was greater than five percent, based on the most recent fiscal year data available. Product categories on the current list, and the products within each identified product category, must be procured using competitive or fair opportunity procedures in accordance with DFARS 208.602–70. The Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), issued a memorandum dated March 27, 2018, that provided the current list of product categories for which FPI’s share of the DoD market is greater than five percent based on fiscal year 2015 data from the Federal Procurement Data System. The product categories to be competed effective April 27, 2018, are the following: • 7125 (Cabinets, Lockers, Bins, and Shelving) • 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades) • 8405 (Outerwear, Men’s) • 8420 (Underwear and Nightwear, Mend’s) The DPAP memorandum with the current list of product categories for which FPI has a significant market share is posted at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/ dpap/cpic/cp/specific_policy_ areas.html#federal_prison. The statute, as implemented, also requires DoD to— (1) Include FPI in the solicitation process for these items. A timely offer from FPI must be considered and award procedures must be followed in accordance with existing policy at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.602(a)(4)(ii) through (v); (2) Continue to conduct acquisitions, in accordance with FAR subpart 8.6, for items from product categories for which FPI does not have a significant market share. FAR 8.602 requires agencies to conduct market research and make a written comparability determination, at the discretion of the contracting officer. Competitive (or fair opportunity) procedures are appropriate if the FPI product is not comparable in terms of price, quality, or time of delivery; and (3) Modify the published list if DoD subsequently determines that new data PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16061 requires adding or omitting a product category from the list. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. 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The Cedar Ridge Project would be a non-federal project constructed, owned, and operated by the City of Abilene. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held May 16, 2018, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., in Abilene, TX. ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting location will be at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 North 6th Street, Abilene, TX. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments regarding the proposed action and EIS should be addressed to Mr. Frederick J. Land, Regulatory Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Division, 819 Taylor Street, Room 3A37, Fort Worth, TX 76102; (817) 886–1731; cedarridge@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USACE will be conducting a public scoping meeting (see DATES and ADDRESSES) to describe the proposed Project, resources initially considered to be affected, the NEPA compliance process, and to solicit input on the issues and alternatives to be evaluated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 16061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-07715]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket No. DARS-2018-0022]


Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a 
Significant Market Share

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product 
categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD 
market is greater than five percent.

DATES: Applicable Date: April 27, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Snyder, telephone 703-614-0719.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On November 19, 2009, a final rule was published in the Federal 
Register at 74 FR 59914, which amended the Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 208.6 to implement Section 827 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 
110-181. Section 827 changed DoD competition requirements for purchases 
from Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) by requiring DoD to publish 
an annual list of product categories for which FPI's share of the DoD 
market was greater than five percent, based on the most recent fiscal 
year data available. Product categories on the current list, and the 
products within each identified product category, must be procured 
using competitive or fair opportunity procedures in accordance with 
DFARS 208.602-70.
    The Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), 
issued a memorandum dated March 27, 2018, that provided the current 
list of product categories for which FPI's share of the DoD market is 
greater than five percent based on fiscal year 2015 data from the 
Federal Procurement Data System. The product categories to be competed 
effective April 27, 2018, are the following:

 7125 (Cabinets, Lockers, Bins, and Shelving)
 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades)
 8405 (Outerwear, Men's)
 8420 (Underwear and Nightwear, Mend's)

    The DPAP memorandum with the current list of product categories for 
which FPI has a significant market share is posted at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/cp/specific_policy_areas.html#federal_prison.
    The statute, as implemented, also requires DoD to--
    (1) Include FPI in the solicitation process for these items. A 
timely offer from FPI must be considered and award procedures must be 
followed in accordance with existing policy at Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) 8.602(a)(4)(ii) through (v);
    (2) Continue to conduct acquisitions, in accordance with FAR 
subpart 8.6, for items from product categories for which FPI does not 
have a significant market share. FAR 8.602 requires agencies to conduct 
market research and make a written comparability determination, at the 
discretion of the contracting officer. Competitive (or fair 
opportunity) procedures are appropriate if the FPI product is not 
comparable in terms of price, quality, or time of delivery; and
    (3) Modify the published list if DoD subsequently determines that 
new data requires adding or omitting a product category from the list.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-07715 Filed 4-12-18; 8:45 am]
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