Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, 27024-27025 [E9-13122]

Download as PDF 27024 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 107 / Friday, June 5, 2009 / Notices 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 July 6, 2009. Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration (GSA) Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0043, Delivery Schedules, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Suzanne Neurauter, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–0310. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The time of delivery or performance is an essential contract element and must be clearly stated in solicitations and contracts. The contracting officer may set forth a required delivery schedule or may allow an offeror to propose an alternate delivery schedule. The information is needed to assure supplies or services are obtained in a timely manner. B. Annual Reporting Burden erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Respondents: 3,440. Responses per Respondent: 5. Annual Responses: 17,200. Hours per Response: .167. Total Burden Hours: 2,872. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0043, Delivery Schedules, in all correspondence. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:06 Jun 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0101] ADDRESSES: Dated: June 1, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E9–13121 Filed 6–4–09; 8:45 am] A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Drug-Free Workplace AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for reinstatement of an information collection requirement regarding an existing OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning DrugFree Workplace. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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 August 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0101, Drug-Free Workplace, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Clark, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–1813. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The FAR clause at FAR 52.223–6, Drug-Free Workplace, requires (1) contract employees to notify their employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace; and (2) Government contractors, after receiving notice of such conviction, to notify the contracting officer. The information provided to the Government is used to determine contractor compliance with the statutory requirements to maintain a drug-free workplace. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 600. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 600. Hours per Response: .17. Total Burden Hours: 102. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0101, Drug-Free Workplace, in all correspondence. Dated: June 1, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E9–13120 Filed 6–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0045] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of reinstatement request for an information collection requirement regarding an existing OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR) will be submitting to E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 107 / Friday, June 5, 2009 / Notices erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to reinstate a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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 August 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Clark, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–1813. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose These regulations implement the statutory requirements of the Miller Act (40 U.S.C. 3131 to 3134), which requires performance and payment bonds for any construction contract exceeding $100,000, unless it is impracticable to require bonds for work performed in a foreign country, or it is otherwise authorized by law. In addition, the regulations implement the note to 40 U.S.C. 3132, entitled ‘‘Alternatives to Payment Bonds Provided by the Federal Acquisition Regulation,’’ which requires alternative payment protection for construction contracts that exceed $30,000 but do not exceed $100,000. Although not required by statute, under certain circumstances the FAR permits the Government to require bonds on other than construction contracts. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 11,304. Responses per Respondent: 5. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:06 Jun 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 Total Responses: 56,520. Hours per Response: .42. Total Burden Hours: 23,738. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, in all correspondence. Dated: June 1, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E9–13122 Filed 6–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0048] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Authorized Negotiators AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an existing OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Regulatory 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 Authorized Negotiators. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27025 techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0048, Authorized Negotiators, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Suzanne Neurauter, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–0310. A. Purpose Firms offering supplies or services to the Government under negotiated solicitations must provide the names, titles, and telephone numbers of authorized negotiators to assure that discussions are held with authorized individuals. The information collected is referred to before contract negotiations and it becomes part of the official contract file. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 65,660. Responses per Respondent: 8. Total Responses: 525,280. Hours per Response: .017. Total Burden Hours: 8,930. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0048, Authorized Negotiators, in all correspondence. Dated: June 1, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E9–13118 Filed 6–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0068] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Economic Price Adjustment AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 107 (Friday, June 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27024-27025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13122]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0045]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Bid 
Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment 
Protections

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

ACTION: Notice of reinstatement request for an information collection 
requirement regarding 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, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VPR) will be submitting to

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the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to reinstate a 
previously approved information collection requirement concerning Bid 
Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment 
Protections.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary; 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 August 4, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. 
Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance and 
Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, in all 
correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Clark, Procurement 
Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219-1813.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    These regulations implement the statutory requirements of the 
Miller Act (40 U.S.C. 3131 to 3134), which requires performance and 
payment bonds for any construction contract exceeding $100,000, unless 
it is impracticable to require bonds for work performed in a foreign 
country, or it is otherwise authorized by law. In addition, the 
regulations implement the note to 40 U.S.C. 3132, entitled 
``Alternatives to Payment Bonds Provided by the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation,'' which requires alternative payment protection for 
construction contracts that exceed $30,000 but do not exceed $100,000. 
Although not required by statute, under certain circumstances the FAR 
permits the Government to require bonds on other than construction 
contracts.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 11,304.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Total Responses: 56,520.
    Hours per Response: .42.
    Total Burden Hours: 23,738.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, 
and Alternative Payment Protections, in all correspondence.

    Dated: June 1, 2009.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-13122 Filed 6-4-09; 8:45 am]
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