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Download as PDF 72430 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 232 / Monday, December 5, 2005 / Notices Commission for procurement of goods and services request persons who quote, propose, or bid on contracts to provide information needed to evaluate quotes, proposals, and bids in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive comments not later than February 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be captioned ‘‘Procurement of Goods and Services; Paperwork Reduction Act,’’ and sent by e-mail to cpscos@cpsc.gov. Written comments may also be sent to the Office of the Secretary by facsimile at (301) 504– 0127, or by mail to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207, or delivered to the Office of the Secretary, Room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the proposed collection of information call or write Linda L. Glatz, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207; (301) 504–7671. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission’s procurement of goods and services is governed by the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (41 U.S.C. 253 et seq.). That law requires the Commission to procure goods and services under conditions most advantageous to the government, considering cost and other factors. A. Information Required by Procurement Forms The Commission requires persons and firms to submit quotations, proposals, and bids for contracts to provide goods and services on standardized forms. These forms request information from offerors about costs or prices of goods and services to be supplied; specifications of goods and descriptions of services to be delivered; competence of the offeror to provide the goods or services; and other information about the offeror such as the size of the firm and whether it is minority owned. The Commission uses the information provided by offerors to determine the reasonableness of prices and costs and the responsiveness of potential contractors to undertake the work involved so that all bids may be VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Dec 02, 2005 Jkt 208001 awarded in accordance with Federal procurement laws. OMB approved the collection of information requirements in the procurement forms used by the Commission under control number 3041–0059. OMB’s most recent extension of approval will expire on January 31, 2006. The CPSC now proposes to request extension of approval for the information collection requirements in the forms used for procurement of goods and services. The Commission plans to use the Internet and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) GSA Advantage System for delivery order purchasing. The Internet provides small businesses access to information about the Commission’s current needs for goods and services. B. Information Collection Burden During fiscal year 2004, approximately 870 firms spent about 17,658 hours responding to all Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) issued by the Commission. The time required by vendors to respond ranged from as little as 15 minutes per firm for a simple telephone, e-mail, fax, or Internet response concerning the purchase of a standard item or service, to as much as 120 hours per firm for a complex written offer prepared in response to technically complex RFQs and RFPs. Based on the number of procurements, details of actions reported by the Federal Procurement Data System, and the procurement staff’s experience with the sales and technical functions of various vendors, we believe firms spent an estimated 368 hours responding to oral, electronic, and written RFQs and RFPs and approximately 17,290 hours preparing quotes and proposals in response to more complex RFQs and RFPs. The cost of preparing a response to an oral, electronic, or written RFQ or RFP for regular sales staff and high level sales staff with advanced technical expertise for more complex procurements averaged $41.03 per hour. The cost of preparing a response to more complicated and highly complex FRQs or RFPs for high level sales and proposal response staff with advanced technical expertise and experience averaged $52.70 per hour. The salary estimates are based on web research from careerjournal.com, salary.com and monster.com. The annualized cost to all firms for responding to all RFQs and RFPs issued by the Commission is estimated to be $926,282.04 (368 hours × $41.03/hr + 17,290 hours × $52.70/hr = $926,282.04). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The total cost to the government for all collections of information by the Commission related to procurement of goods and services is estimated to be about $830,447 a year. This estimate was made by reviewing the Commission’s procurement activities in fiscal year 2004. C. Request for Comments The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: —Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; —Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; —Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and —Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Dated: November 29, 2005. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E5–6801 Filed 12–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 4, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 232 / Monday, December 5, 2005 / Notices 72431 Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2885. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at his e-mail address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. Dated: November 28, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Dated: November 29, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 3, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: Revision. Title: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), WebBased Collection System. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; businesses or other forprofit; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 44,340; Burden Hours: 147,867. Abstract: IPEDS is a system of surveys designed to collect basic data from approximately 6,600 Title IV postsecondary institutions in the United States. The IPEDS provides information on numbers of students enrolled, degrees completed, other awards earned, dollars expended, staff employed at postsecondary institutions, and cost and pricing information. The amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1998, Part C, Section 131, specify the need for the ‘‘redesign of relevant data systems to improve the usefulness and timeliness of the data collected by such systems.’’ As a consequence, in 2000 IPEDS began to collect data through a web-based data collection system and to concentrate on those SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Type of Review: Revision. Title: Final Reporting Forms—FIPSE International Programs. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 35. Burden Hours: 700. Abstract: Protocols for final performance for FIPSE’s three international programs are necessary to assure the quality of program management and progress toward meeting performance objectives which include student learning, encouraging international cooperation, and partnerships among higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad. These are final reporting forms for FIPSE’s three international competitions. These forms are used at the conclusion of the performance and budget periods for these three competitions: P116J, P116M and P116N. 17:14 Dec 02, 2005 Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education VerDate Aug<31>2005 [FR Doc. E5–6805 Filed 12–2–05; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 232 (Monday, December 5, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6805]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 4, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.



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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive 
the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public 
participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the 
information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially 
interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory 
obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed 
information collection requests prior to submission of these requests 
to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, 
contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, 
revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary 
of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use 
of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and 
(6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

    Dated: November 28, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Final Reporting Forms--FIPSE International Programs.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 35.
    Burden Hours: 700.
    Abstract: Protocols for final performance for FIPSE's three 
international programs are necessary to assure the quality of program 
management and progress toward meeting performance objectives which 
include student learning, encouraging international cooperation, and 
partnerships among higher education institutions in the U.S. and 
abroad. These are final reporting forms for FIPSE's three international 
competitions. These forms are used at the conclusion of the performance 
and budget periods for these three competitions: P116J, P116M and 
P116N.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2885. When you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO--RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6623.
    Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at his e-mail 
address Joe.Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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