In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), announcement is made of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting. This TRC's charge is to review contract proposals and provide recommendations to the Director, AHRQ, with respect to the technical merit of proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) regarding an “Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC II)”. The RFP was published in the Commerce Business Daily on January 31, 2002.
The upcoming TRC meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Start Printed Page 13770Appendix 2, implementing regulations, and procurement regulations, 41 CFR 101-6.1023 and 48 CFR 315.604(d). The discussions at this meeting of contract proposals submitted in response to the above-referenced RFP are likely to reveal proprietary information and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. Such information is exempt from disclosure under the above-cited FACA provision that protects the free exchange of candid views, and under the procurement rules that prevent undue interference with Committee and Department operations.
Name of TRC: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality—“Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC II)”.
Date: April 9-10, 2002 (Closed to the public).
Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6010 Executive Blvd, 4th Floor, Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain information regarding this meeting should contact Jacqueline Besteman, Center for Practice and Technology Assessment, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6010 Executive Blvd, Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland 20852, 301-594-4017.Start Signature
Dated: March 14, 2002.
Lisa A. Simpson,
[FR Doc. 02-7196 Filed 3-25-02; 8:45 am]
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