Agency Information Collection (VAAR Clauses 852.236-72, 852.236-82, 852.236-83, 852.236-84 and 852.236-88) Under OMB Review, 16041-16043 [2011-6682]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0418] Agency Information Collection (VAAR Sections 809.106–1, 809.504(d), and Clause 852.209–70) Under OMB Review Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0418’’ in any correspondence. SUMMARY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–7485, FAX (202) 461–0966 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0418.’’ 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Sections 809.106–1, 809.504(d), and Clause 852.209–70. OMB Control Number: 2900–0418. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved. Abstract: a. VAAR section 809.106–1 requires VA to contact a firm being considered for a contract award for bakery, dairy, or ice cream products or for laundry or dry cleaning services whether or not the firm’s facility has recently been inspected by another Federal agency and, if so, which agency. The information is used to determine whether a separate inspection of the facility should be conducted by VA prior to award contract. b. VAAR section 809.504(d) and Clause 852.209–70 requires VA to determine whether or not to award a contract to a firm that might involve or result in a conflict of interest. VA uses the information to determine whether additional contract terms and conditions are necessary to mitigate the conflict. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on January 14, 2011, at page 2759. 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: March 17, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6680 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16041 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0422] Agency Information Collection (VAAR Clauses 852.236–72, 852.236–82, 852.236–83, 852.236–84 and 852.236– 88) Under OMB Review Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501—3521), this notice announces that the Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0422’’ in any correspondence SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–7485, FAX (202) 461–0966 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0422.’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 16042 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices 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, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on January 14, 2011, at pages 2759–2761. 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2011 / Notices 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: March 17, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6682 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0590] Agency Information Collection (Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance) Under OMB Review Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0590’’ in any correspondence FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, FAX (202) 461–0966 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0590.’’ srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Mar 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71 (formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 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 Clause 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 852.228–71 (formerly 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16043 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 firm. 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on January 14, 2011, at pages 2761–2762. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals and households; Notfor-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—750 hours b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71 (formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance—250 hours. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment under Commercial Activities—15 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—30 minutes. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71 (formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance—30 minutes. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment under Commercial Activities—30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—1,500. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71 (formerly E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0422]


Agency Information Collection (VAAR Clauses 852.236-72, 852.236-
82, 852.236-83, 852.236-84 and 852.236-88) Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501--3521), this notice announces that the Office of 
Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the 
collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and 
burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB 
Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 2900-0422'' in any correspondence

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise 
McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, 
FAX (202) 461-0966 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to 
``OMB Control No. 2900-0422.''

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

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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.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on January 14, 2011, at pages 2759-2761.
    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.
    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.

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    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: March 17, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
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