Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.
Notice of Federal advisory committee meetings.
The Office of Management and Budget announces a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or “Panel”) established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
The public meeting of the Panel will be held on September 27, 2005, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Time and ending no later than 5 p.m.
The public meeting will be held at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Basement auditorium, 801 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20434. The public is asked to pre-register one week in advance of the meeting due to security and/or seating limitations (see below for information on pre-registration).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Members of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting or the Acquisition Advisory Panel itself, or to pre-register for the meeting, should contact Ms. Laura Auletta, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone/voice mail (202) 208-7279, or mail at: General Services Administration, 1800 F. Street, NW., Room 4006, Washington, DC 20405. Members of the public wishing to reserve speaking time should refer to the instructions in paragraph (c) below, Oral Public Comments.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
(a) Background: The purpose of the Panel is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and Congress pursuant to Section 1423 of the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003. The Panel's statutory charter is to review Federal contracting laws, regulations, and governmentwide policies, including the use of commercial practices, performance-based contracting, performance of acquisition functions across agency lines of responsibility, and governmentwide contracts. Interested parties are invited to attend the meetings. Opportunity for oral public comments will be provided at this meeting. See paragraph (c) below for instructions on presenting oral public comments. Time for oral public comments is expected at future public meetings as well and will be announced in the Federal Register.
September 27, 2005 Meeting—The working groups, established at previous public meetings of the AAP (see http://www.acqnet.gov/aap for a list of working groups), will report on their first drafts of background statements. The Panel also expects to hear from additional invited speakers from the public and private sectors who will address issues related to the Panel's statutory charter, including commercial practices and performance-based contracting as well as interagency contracting.
(b) Availability of Materials for the Meetings: Please see the Acquisition Advisory Panel Web site for any available materials, including draft agendas, for these meetings (http://www.acqnet.gov/aap). Questions/issues of particular interest to the Panel are also available to the public on this Web site on its front page, including “Questions for Government Buying Agencies,” “Questions for Contractors that Sell Commercial Goods or Services to the Government,” “Questions for Commercial Organizations,” and an issue raised by one Panel member regarding the rules of interpretation and performance of contracts and liabilities of the parties entitled “Proposal for Public Comment.” The Panel encourages the public to address any of these questions/issues when presenting either oral public comments or written statements to the Panel. The public may also obtain copies of Initial Working Group Reports presented at the March 30, 2005 public meeting and the follow-up scope reports presented at the June 14, 2005 public meeting at the Panel's Web site under “Meeting Materials” at this Web site. Minutes for each meeting are also posted.
(c) Procedures for Providing Public Comments: It is the policy of the Acquisition Advisory Panel to accept written public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments whenever possible. To facilitate Panel discussions at its meetings, the Panel may not accept oral comments at all meetings. The Panel Staff expects that public statements presented at Panel meetings will be focused on the Panel's statutory charter and working group topics, and not be repetitive of previously presented oral comments, and that comments will be relevant to the issues under discussion.
Oral Public Comments: One hour has been reserved for oral public comments at this meeting. Speaking times will be confirmed by Panel staff on a “first-come/first-serve” basis. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, oral public comments must be no longer than 10 minutes. Because Panel members may ask questions, reserved times will be approximate. Interested parties must contact Ms. Pamela Gouldsberry, AAP Senior Staff Analyst, in writing at: email@example.com, by FAX at 202-501-3341, or mail at the address given above for the DFO, no later than one week prior to the meeting in order to be placed on the public speaker list. Verbal requests for speaking time will not be taken. Speakers are requested to Start Printed Page 53399bring extra copies of their comments and presentation slides, if used, for distribution to the Panel at the meeting. Speakers wishing to use a Power Point presentation must e-mail the presentation to Ms. Gouldsberry one week in advance of the meeting.
Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the date of the meeting (unless otherwise stated), written comments should be received by the Panel Staff at least one week prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be supplied to the DFO at the address/contact information given in this Notice in one of the following formats (Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, Word, or Rich Text files, in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Please note: The Panel operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, therefore, all public presentations and written statements will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, up to and including being posted on the Panel's Web site.
(d) Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the public meetings listed above should contact Ms. Auletta at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.Start Signature
Designated Federal Officer (Executive Director), Acquisition Advisory Panel.
[FR Doc. 05-17841 Filed 9-7-05; 8:45 am]
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