[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 25, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Page 20838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-10268]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


Procurement Policies, Practices, and Initiatives; Notice of 
Meeting

SUMMARY: NASA will conduct an open forum meeting to solicit questions, 
views and opinions of interested persons or firms concerning NASA's 
procurement policies, practices, and initiatives. The purpose of the 
meeting is to have an open discussion between NASA's Associate 
Administrator for Procurement, industry, and the public.

    Note: This is not a meeting about doing business with NASA for 
new firms, nor does it focus particularly on small businesses or 
specific contracting opportunities.

DATES: Thursday, May 3, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NASA George C. Marshall 
Space Flight Center Morris Auditorium, Bldg. 4200, Huntsville, AL 
35812.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Derell Hobson, NASA Marshall 
Space Flight Center, Mail Code PS01, Huntsville, AL 35812, (256) 544-
0375. Auditorium capacity is limited to approximately 90 persons; 
therefore, a maximum of two representatives per firm is requested. No 
reservations will be accepted. Questions for the open forum should be 
presented at the meeting and should not be submitted in advance. 
Position papers are not being solicited.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Admittance

    Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees 
must be a U.S. Citizen or have a valid green card in their possession. 
Doors will open at a half-hour prior to the presentation.

Format

    There will be a presentation by the Associate Administrator for 
Procurement, followed by a question and answer period. Procurement 
issues will be discussed, including NASA newest initiatives used in the 
award and administration of contracts.

Initiatives

    In addition to the general discussion mentioned above, NASA invites 
comments or questions relative to its ongoing Procurement Innovations, 
some of which include, but are not limited to, the following:
    Focus on Safety & Health: This ensures that contractors take all 
reasonable safety and occupational health measures in performing NASA 
contracts.
    Risk-Based Acquisition Management: This initiative seeks to 
integrate the principles of risk management throughout the acquisition 
process by purposefully considering the various aspects of risk when 
developing the acquisition strategy, selecting sources, choosing 
contract type, structuring fee incentives, and conducting contractor 
surveillance.
    Consolidated Contracting Initiative: The CCI initiative emphasizes 
developing, using, and sharing contracts to meet Agency objectives.
    Performance Based Contracting: This initiative is focused on 
structuring an acquisition around the purpose of the work to be 
performed rather than using broad, imprecise statements or prescribing 
how the work is to be performed.
    Award Term Initiative: This initiative will test a non-traditional 
method of motivating and rewarding contractor performance. Contractors 
will receive periodic performance evaluations and scores, which can 
result in an extension of the term of the contract in return for 
excellent performance.

Tom Luedtke,
Associate Administrator for Procurement.
[FR Doc. 01-10268 Filed 4-24-01; 8:45 am]
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