Proposed Information Collection (VAAR Clauses 852-236-72, 852.236-81, 852.236-82, 852.236-83, 852.236-84, and 852.236-88) Activity: Comment Request, 2759-2761 [2011-786]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES OMB Control Number: 2900–0393. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA collects acquisition information from firms and individuals who wish to sell supplies, services, and construction or who wish to establish blanket purchase agreements (BPA) or other contractually related agreements with VA. VA uses the information collected to determine to whom to award contracts or with whom to enter into BPAs or other contractually related agreements. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 20,845 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,845. Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0418’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arita Tillman at (202) 461–6859, Fax 202–273–6229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is Dated: January 11, 2011. being made pursuant to Section By direction of the Secretary. 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. Denise McLamb, With respect to the following Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. collection of information, OM invites [FR Doc. 2011–784 Filed 1–13–11; 8:45 am] comments on: (1) Whether the proposed BILLING CODE 8320–01–P collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM’s functions, including whether the DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS information will have practical utility; AFFAIRS (2) the accuracy of OM’s estimate of the [OMB Control No. 2900–0418] burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the Proposed Information Collection quality, utility, and clarity of the (VAAR Sections 809.106–1, 809.504(d), information to be collected; and (4) and Clause 852.209–70) Activity: ways to minimize the burden of the Comment Request collection of information on respondents, including through the use AGENCY: Office of Management, of automated collection techniques or Department of Veterans Affairs. the use of other forms of information ACTION: Notice. technology. SUMMARY: The Office Management (OM), Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Sections announcing an opportunity for public 809.106–1, 809.504(d), and Clause comment on the proposed collection of 852.209–70. certain information by the agency. OMB Control Number: 2900–0418. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act Type of Review: Extension of a (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are currently approved collection of required to publish notice in the information. Federal Register concerning each Abstract: proposed collection of information, a. VAAR section 809.106–1 requires including extension of a currently VA to contact a firm being considered approved collection, and allow 60 days for a contract award for bakery, dairy, or for public comment in response to the ice cream products or for laundry or dry notice. This notice solicits comments on cleaning services whether or not the the information needed to determine firm’s facility has recently been whether or not a firm’s plant being inspected by another Federal agency considered for an award has been and, if so, which agency. The inspected by another Federal agency information is used to determine and whether or not an award of a whether a separate inspection of the contract to the firm involves a conflict facility should be conducted by VA of interest. prior to award contract. b. VAAR section 809.504(d) and DATES: Written comments and Clause 852.209–70 requires VA to recommendations on the proposed determine whether or not to award a collection of information should be contract to a firm that might involve or received on or before March 15, 2011. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jan 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2759 result in a conflict of interest. VA uses the information to determine whether additional contract terms and conditions are necessary to mitigate the conflict. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VAAR section 809.106–1—30 hours. b. VAAR section 809.504(d)—500 hours. c. and VAAR clause 852.209–7—500 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VAAR section 809.106–1—3 minutes. b. VAAR section 809.504(d)—30 minutes. c. Clause 852.209–7—30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VAAR section 809.106–1—600. b. VAAR section 809.504(d)—500. c. Clause 852.209–7—500. Dated: January 11, 2011. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–785 Filed 1–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0422] Proposed Information Collection (VAAR Clauses 852–236–72, 852.236– 81, 852.236–82, 852.236–83, 852.236– 84, and 852.236–88) Activity: Comment Request Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to administer contracts. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 15, 2011. DATES: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2760 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2011 / Notices Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0422’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arita Tillman at (202) 461–6859, Fax (202) 273–6229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–21), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, (OM) invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of (OM)’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of (OM)’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: a. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor. b. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination. c. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under FixedPrice Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1. d. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under FixedPrice Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1. e. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress. f. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jan 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes. OMB Control Number: 2900–0422. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information contained Department of Veterans Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clauses 852.236–72, Alternate I to 852.236–80, 852.236–82, 852.236–83, 852.236–84, and 852.236– 88 is necessary for VA to administer construction contracts, and to carry out its responsibility to construct, maintain and repair real property for the Department. a. VAAR Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor, requires contractors awarded a construction contract containing Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.236–1, to submit a statement designating the branch or branches of contract work to be performed by the contractor’s own forces. The VAAR clause implements the FAR clause by requiring the contractor to provide information to the contracting officer on how the contractor intends to fulfill this contractual obligation. The contracting officer uses this information to ensure that the contractor complies with the contract requirements. b. Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Work Coordination, require construction contractors, on contracts involving complex mechanicalelectrical work, to furnish coordination drawings showing the manner in which utility lines will fit into available spaces and relate to each other and to the existing building elements. The information is used by the contracting officer and VA engineer assigned to the project to resolve any problems relating to the installation of utilities on construction contract. c. VAAR Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS), requires construction contractors to submit a schedule of costs for work to be performed under the contract. If the contract includes guarantee period services, Alternate I requires contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/program. The information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), requires construction contractors to submit a schedule of costs for work to be performed under the contract. If the PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contract includes guarantee period services, Alternate I requires contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/program. The information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services. The difference between this clause and the one above 852.236–82 is that this clause requires the contractor to use a computerized Network Analysis System (NAS) to prepare the cost estimate. e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress, requires construction contractors, on contracts that do not require the use of a NAS, to submit a progress schedule. The information is used by the contracting officer to track the contractor’s progress under the contract and to determine whether or not the contractor is making satisfactory progress. f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes. FAR Clause 52.243– 4 authorizes the contracting officer to order changes to a construction contract but does not specifically require the contractor to submit cost proposals for those changes. VAAR Clause 852.236– 88 requires contractors to submit cost proposal for changes ordered by the contracting officer or for changes proposed by the contractor. This information is needed to allow the contracting officer and the contractor to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on how much to pay the contractor for the proposed changes to the contract. It is also used by the contracting officer to determine whether or not to authorize the proposed changes or whether or not additional or alternate cost proposals for changes are needed. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VAAR Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—36 hours. b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—1,190 hours. c. VAAR Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1—1,397 hours. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1—59 hours. e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—2,095 hours. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2011 / Notices f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes—807 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VAAR Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—1 hour. b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—10 hours. c. VAAR Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1—1 hour. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1—30 minutes. e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1 hour. f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes—3 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VAAR Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—36. b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—119. c. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under FixedPrice Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1—1,397. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1—119. e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1,397. f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes—269. Dated: January 11, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–786 Filed 1–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 2900–0590] Proposed Information Collection (Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance) Activity: Comment Request Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jan 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine if offerors and contractors have adequate insurance coverage prior to contract awarded. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0590’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arita Tillman at (202) 461–6859, Fax 202–273–6229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2761 Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–71, Indemnification and Insurance. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities. OMB Control Number: 2900–0590. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstracts: a. VA Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7 is used in solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of nonpersonal health care services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award to furnish evidence of insurability of the offeror and/or all healthcare providers who will perform under the contract. The information provided is used to ensure that VA will not be held liable for any negligent acts of the contractor or it employees and that VA and VA beneficiaries are protected by adequate insurance coverage. b. Clause 852.237–71 is used in solicitations for vehicle or aircraft services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award to furnish evidence that the firm possesses the types and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. The information is necessary to ensure that VA beneficiaries and the public are protected by adequate insurance coverage. c. Clause 852.207–70, is used in solicitations for commercial items and services where the work is currently being performed by VA employees and where those employees might be displaced as a result of an award to a commercial firms. The clause requires the contractor to report the names of the affected Federal employees offered employment opening and the names of employees who applied for but not offered employment and the reasons for withholding offers to those employees. The information collected is used by contracting officers to monitor and ensure compliance by the contractor under the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.207–3, Right of First Refusal of Employment. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—750 hours. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–71, Indemnification and Insurance—250 hours. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0422]


Proposed Information Collection (VAAR Clauses 852-236-72, 
852.236-81, 852.236-82, 852.236-83, 852.236-84, and 852.236-88) 
Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each extension of a currently approved 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to 
administer contracts.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before March 15, 2011.

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ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Office of Acquisition and 
Logistics (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. Please 
refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0422'' in any correspondence. During 
the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arita Tillman at (202) 461-6859, Fax 
(202) 273-6229.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-21), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they 
conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to 
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, (OM) 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of (OM)'s functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of (OM)'s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Titles:
    a. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-72, Performance of Work by the Contractor.
    b. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Alternate I to Clause 852.236-80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination.
    c. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts 
(without NAS), including Alternate 1.
    d. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts 
(with NAS), including Alternate 1.
    e. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-84, Schedule of Work Progress.
    f. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243-4, 
Changes.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0422.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The information contained Department of Veterans 
Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clauses 852.236-72, Alternate I to 
852.236-80, 852.236-82, 852.236-83, 852.236-84, and 852.236-88 is 
necessary for VA to administer construction contracts, and to carry out 
its responsibility to construct, maintain and repair real property for 
the Department.
    a. VAAR Clause 852.236-72, Performance of Work by the Contractor, 
requires contractors awarded a construction contract containing Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.236-1, to submit a statement 
designating the branch or branches of contract work to be performed by 
the contractor's own forces. The VAAR clause implements the FAR clause 
by requiring the contractor to provide information to the contracting 
officer on how the contractor intends to fulfill this contractual 
obligation. The contracting officer uses this information to ensure 
that the contractor complies with the contract requirements.
    b. Alternate I to Clause 852.236-80, Work Coordination, require 
construction contractors, on contracts involving complex mechanical-
electrical work, to furnish coordination drawings showing the manner in 
which utility lines will fit into available spaces and relate to each 
other and to the existing building elements. The information is used by 
the contracting officer and VA engineer assigned to the project to 
resolve any problems relating to the installation of utilities on 
construction contract.
    c. VAAR Clause 852.236-82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction 
Contracts (without NAS), requires construction contractors to submit a 
schedule of costs for work to be performed under the contract. If the 
contract includes guarantee period services, Alternate I requires 
contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the 
guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/program. The 
information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the 
correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly 
proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services.
    d. VAAR Clause 852.236-83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction 
Contracts (with NAS), requires construction contractors to submit a 
schedule of costs for work to be performed under the contract. If the 
contract includes guarantee period services, Alternate I requires 
contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the 
guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/program. The 
information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the 
correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly 
proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services. The 
difference between this clause and the one above 852.236-82 is that 
this clause requires the contractor to use a computerized Network 
Analysis System (NAS) to prepare the cost estimate.
    e. VAAR Clause 852.236-84, Schedule of Work Progress, requires 
construction contractors, on contracts that do not require the use of a 
NAS, to submit a progress schedule. The information is used by the 
contracting officer to track the contractor's progress under the 
contract and to determine whether or not the contractor is making 
satisfactory progress.
    f. VAAR Clause 852.236-88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 
52.243-4, Changes. FAR Clause 52.243-4 authorizes the contracting 
officer to order changes to a construction contract but does not 
specifically require the contractor to submit cost proposals for those 
changes. VAAR Clause 852.236-88 requires contractors to submit cost 
proposal for changes ordered by the contracting officer or for changes 
proposed by the contractor. This information is needed to allow the 
contracting officer and the contractor to reach a mutually acceptable 
agreement on how much to pay the contractor for the proposed changes to 
the contract. It is also used by the contracting officer to determine 
whether or not to authorize the proposed changes or whether or not 
additional or alternate cost proposals for changes are needed.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. VAAR Clause 852.236-72, Performance of Work by the Contractor--
36 hours.
    b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236-80, Subcontracts and Work 
Coordination--1,190 hours.
    c. VAAR Clause 852.236-82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction 
Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1--1,397 hours.
    d. VAAR Clause 852.236-83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction 
Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1--59 hours.
    e. VAAR Clause 852.236-84, Schedule of Work Progress--2,095 hours.

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    f. VAAR Clause 852.236-88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 
52.243-4, Changes--807 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    a. VAAR Clause 852.236-72, Performance of Work by the Contractor--1 
hour.
    b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236-80, Subcontracts and Work 
Coordination--10 hours.
    c. VAAR Clause 852.236-82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction 
Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1--1 hour.
    d. VAAR Clause 852.236-83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction 
Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1--30 minutes.
    e. VAAR Clause 852.236-84, Schedule of Work Progress--1 hour.
    f. VAAR Clause 852.236-88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 
52.243-4, Changes--3 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. VAAR Clause 852.236-72, Performance of Work by the Contractor--
36.
    b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236-80, Subcontracts and Work 
Coordination--119.
    c. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts 
(without NAS), including Alternate 1--1,397.
    d. VAAR Clause 852.236-83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction 
Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1--119.
    e. VAAR Clause 852.236-84, Schedule of Work Progress--1,397.
    f. VAAR Clause 852.236-88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 
52.243-4, Changes--269.

    Dated: January 11, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
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