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DATE: January 31, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Meeting on Procurement Policies, Practices, and Initiatives

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 31, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 20, page 4627

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: 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 hold an open discussion between NASA's Associate Administrator for Procurement Tom Luedtke, industry, and the public. Questions for the open forum should be presented at the meeting and should not be submitted in advance. Position papers are not being solicited.

DATES: March 8, 2000, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. All attendees must be U.S. citizens or have resident alien status. Attendees who do not currently hold a Johnson Space Center badge will be required to clear through the Center's Security Office in Building 110 for obtaining visitor badges and car passes. Sufficient time should be allowed to accommodate this process. Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations will be accepted. Seating capacity is limited to 135 persons, so a maximum of two representatives per firm is requested.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Building 30A Auditorium/Room 1093, 2101 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058. A map is available at http://inspection.jsc.nasa.gov/map.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NASA Johnson Space Center Industry Assistance Office, Code BD35, 2101 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058, 281-483-4511.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The meeting will consist of a presentation by Associate Administrator for Procurement Tom Luedtke, followed by a question and answer period. Procurement issues will be discussed, including NASA's newest initiatives used in the award and administration of contracts.

In addition to this general discussion, NASA invites comments or questions relative to its ongoing procurement initiatives, some of which include, but are not limited to, the following:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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