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On February 24, 2012, the Postal Service filed a notice announcing that it has entered into an additional International Business Reply Service (IBRS) contract.
In support of its notice, the Postal Service filed four attachments as follows:
• Attachment 1—a redacted copy of the contract and applicable annexes;
• Attachment 2—a certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2);
• Attachment 3—a redacted copy of Governors' Decision No. 08-24, which establishes prices and classifications for IBRS contracts, a description of applicable IBRS contracts, formulas for prices, an analysis of the formulas, a certification as to the formulas for prices offered under applicable IBRS contracts, and certification of the Governors' vote; and
• Attachment 4—an application for non-public treatment of materials to maintain redacted portions of the contract and file supporting documents under seal.
The notice enumerates the reasons why the instant IBRS Competitive Contract allegedly fits within the Mail Classification Schedule language for IBRS Competitive Contract 3. The Postal Service identifies general contract terms that distinguish the instant contract from the IBRS 3 baseline contract, such as (1) a revised sentence in Article 15 stating that the Postal Service may be required to file information in connection with the contract in other Commission dockets; and (2) an additional Article 30 concerning intellectual property, co-branding, and licensing.
The Postal Service concludes that its filing demonstrates that the new IBRS contract complies with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and is functionally equivalent to the IBRS 3 baseline contract filed in Docket Nos. MC2011-21 and CP2011-59.
The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2012-17 for consideration of matters related to the contract identified in the Postal Service's notice.
Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service's contract is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and 39 CFR 3015.5. Comments are due no later than March 6, 2012. The public portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission's Web site,
The Commission appoints James F. Callow to serve as Public Representative in the captioned proceeding.
1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2012-17 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service's notice.
2. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than March 6, 2012.
3. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, James F. Callow is appointed to serve as the officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the
By the Commission.