General Services Administration October 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection; Management Services Center (MSC) Customer Satisfaction E-Survey
Document Number: E8-25931
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding to a Management Services Center (MSC) Customer Satisfaction E-Survey. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Submission for OMB Review; Small Business Size Rerepresentation
Document Number: E8-25745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of a new information collection requirement regarding small business size rerepresentation. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 36852, July 5, 2007. No comments were received.
Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings
Document Number: E8-25443
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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: Monday, November 10, 2008 and Wednesday, November 12, 2008. 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, 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. Acquisition of Solutions and Non Professional Services Discussion and RecommendationsMonday, November 10, 2008 and Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Location & Address: The meetings will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Ballroom II, Washington, DC 20001. The Washington Court Hotel is within walking distance of the Union Station metro stop. The meeting start time for each day is 9:00am, 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.
Federal Acquisition Institute Vendor meeting
Document Number: E8-25416
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) will hold a vendor meeting to provide new information on the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. This meeting will cover two main objectives to include details on the ``Vendor Consortium: Available FAC-P/PM Training from Vendors'' and the revised Vendor Submission Process. First, the FAI Certification Team will address the ``Vendor Consortium: Available FAC-P/PM Training from Vendors'' website. There will be a demonstration on how to use the site, along with a chance for everyone to provide their comments and feedback. The final topic to discuss is the revised Vendor Submission Process. FAI will walk through the revisions and improvements that have been made to the submission process and explain in detail how to go about submitting courses. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Training developers, vendors with Commercial-Off- The- Shelf (COTS) training products, vendors with capabilities related to the full Instructional System Design (ISD) methodologies, professional associations, educational institutions and acquisition training experts. The meeting will be held November 10, 2008 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, National Capital Region (NCR) Auditorium located at 301 7th Street, SW Washington, DC. Register by e-mail: mcamburn@fmpconsulting.com, or call (703) 671- 6600 x.105.
Federal Management Regulation; Redesignations of Federal Buildings
Document Number: E8-24425
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The attached bulletin announces the redesignations of six Federal buildings.
Information Collection; Federal Management Regulation; GSA Form 3040, State Agency Monthly Donation Report of Surplus Property
Document Number: E8-24422
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding GSA Form 3040, State Agency Monthly Donation Report of Surplus Property. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G505; Rewrite of GSAR Part 514, Sealed Bidding
Document Number: E8-22795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise the GSAR language regarding requirements for sealed bidding.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2007-G507; Describing Agency Needs
Document Number: E8-23703
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language regarding the requirements for describing the agency needs.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2006-G510; Rewrite of GSAR Part 504, Administrative Matters
Document Number: E8-22794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise the language regarding requirements for administrative matters.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2006-G515; Rewrite of Part 532, Contract Financing
Document Number: E8-23660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise and update the agency's implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contract financing policies. GSA has taken this opportunity to implement coverage for incremental funding of fixed-price, time-and- materials, and labor-hour contracts.
General Services Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-G506; Rewrite of GSAR Part 515, Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: E8-22745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise language that provides requirements for contracting by negotiation.