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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: December 27, 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. 249, page 81897

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: NASA will conduct an open forum meeting on January 23, 2001, 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. According to NASA, "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."

DATE: January 23, 2001, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. All attendees must be U.S. citizens or have a valid green card in their possession. Interested attendees must make reservations, by telephone only, no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2001. The auditorium capacity is limited to approximately 120 persons, so attendance is limited to two representatives per firm. Questions for the open forum should be presented at the meeting and should not be submitted in advance. Position papers are not being solicited.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Building 26, Room 205, Greenbelt, MD 20771. Entrance to the facility is from the Main Gate on Greenbelt Road, MD Route 193.

TO RESERVE A SEAT OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debbie Hollebeke, 301-286-9208, or Sherry Pollock, 301-286-9511, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 200, Greenbelt, MD 20771.

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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