Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit, 65478 [06-9119]

Download as PDF 65478 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices A. Purpose The objective of a contractor purchasing system review (CPSR), as discussed in Part 44 of the FAR, is to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness with which the contractor spends Government funds and complies with Government policy when subcontracting. The review provides the administrative contracting officer a basis for granting, withholding, or withdrawing approval of the contractor’s purchasing system. B. Annual Reporting Burden Number of Respondents: 1,580. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 1,580. Average Burden Per Response: 17. Total Burden Hours: 26,860. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews, in all correspondence. Dated: November 1, 2006. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–9106 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0034] Federal Acquisition Regulation;Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 information collection requirement concerning the examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit. The clearance currently expires on January 31, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of the collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Jackson, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 208–4949. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Audit and Records-Negotiation clause, 52.215–2; Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive OrdersCommercial Items clause, 52.212–5(d); and Audit and Records-Sealed Bidding clause, 52.214–26, implement the requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2313, 41 U.S.C. 254, and 10 U.S.C. 2306. The statutory requirements are that the Comptroller General and/or agency shall have access to, and the right to, examine certain books, documents and records of the contractor for a period of 3 years after final payment. The record retention periods required of the contractor in the clauses are for compliance with the aforementioned statutory requirements. The information must be retained so that audits necessary for contract surveillance, verification of contract pricing, and reimbursement of contractor costs can be performed. B. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 8, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 65478]
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[FR Doc No: 06-9119]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0034]


Federal Acquisition Regulation;Information Collection; 
Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit

AGENCIES:  Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:  Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension 
to an existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY:  Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently 
approved information collection requirement concerning the examination 
of records by comptroller general and contract audit. The clearance 
currently expires on January 31, 2007.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; 
whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of 
information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and 
methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 
through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

DATES:  Submit comments on or before January 8, 2007.

ADDRESSES:  Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of the collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mr. Michael Jackson, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA, (202) 208-4949.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The Audit and Records-Negotiation clause, 52.215-2; Contract Terms 
and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-
Commercial Items clause, 52.212-5(d); and Audit and Records-Sealed 
Bidding clause, 52.214-26, implement the requirements of 10 U.S.C. 
2313, 41 U.S.C. 254, and 10 U.S.C. 2306. The statutory requirements are 
that the Comptroller General and/or agency shall have access to, and 
the right to, examine certain books, documents and records of the 
contractor for a period of 3 years after final payment. The record 
retention periods required of the contractor in the clauses are for 
compliance with the aforementioned statutory requirements. The 
information must be retained so that audits necessary for contract 
surveillance, verification of contract pricing, and reimbursement of 
contractor costs can be performed.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 19,142.
    Responses Per Respondent: 20.
    Total Responses: 382,840.
    Hours per Response: 0.167.
    Total Burden Hours: 63,934.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 
20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 9000-
0034, Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit, 
in all correspondence.

    Dated: November 2, 2006
Ralph De Stefano,
Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 06-9119 Filed 11-7-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-S