Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews, 51783-51784 [2012-20994]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices Registration, is inserted in contracts. FAR clause 52.204–7 requires a potential Federal contractor to provide its TIN in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system. B. Annual Reporting Burden pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The annual reporting burden decreased from what was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 20613, on April 16, 2008. The decrease is attributed to a revised estimate of the respondents and hours per response. A potential federal contractor is required to complete a one-time registration in CCR to provide basic information in order to be awarded a Federal Government contract. Part of a potential Federal contractor’s CCR registration includes providing its TIN in accordance with FAR 52.204–7. It is estimated that a significant number of Federal contractors will not be required to submit their TIN under this collection at FAR 52.204–3, due to the requirement to submit their TIN during the registration process. Based on Federal procurement Data Systems (FPDS) data, 193,397 unique contractors were awarded Federal Government contracts in Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11). We estimate that fifteen percent of the FY11 unique vendors, responding on average to three solicitations per year, are required to provide their TIN in accordance with FAR 52.204–3. In addition, based on the TIN being readily available business information within contractor’s system, the estimated hours per response is decreased to .10. The revised estimate of the annual reporting burden requirements is reflected below. Respondents: 29,010. Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 87,030. Hours per Response: .10. Total Burden Hours: 8,703. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, in all correspondence. Dated: August 17, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–20996 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0132; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 61] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews 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. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning contractors’ purchasing systems reviews. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 October 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51783 ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Patricia Corrigan, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 208–1963 or email at patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 There is no single data collection process or system, e.g., Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), that identifies the number of CPSRs conducted governmentwide. To date no public comments or questions have been received regarding the burden estimates included in the currently approved clearance. However, for purposes of this clearance, the estimated Average Burden Per Response is estimated at 25 hours per completion. Based on coordination with a Government agency that conducts CPSRs, the estimate has been adjusted upwards from the current 17 hours to 25 hours, in order to provide a more accurate accounting of the contractors’ time necessary for reading information and preparing for a CSPR. Number of Respondents: 1,580. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 1,580. Average Burden per Response: 25. Total Burden Hours: 39,500. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51784 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews, in all correspondence. Dated: August 17, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–20994 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 42; OMB Control No. 9000–0071] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Price Redetermination 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 of an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Price Redetermination. 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 October 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 9000–0071, Price Redetermination, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0071, Price Redetermination’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0071, Price Redetermination’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0071, Price Redetermination. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0071, Price Redetermination, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 501– 1448 or email Curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: an estimated 230 unique contractors were awarded 1,970 fixed-price redetermination contracts. Thus, each vendor responded on average 8.6 times a year (rounded up to 9). The hours per response is increased to 2 hours after a reassessment of the time required to prepare and report the information. Respondents: 230. Responses per Respondent: 9. Annual Responses: 2,070. Hours per Response: 2. Total Burden Hours: 4,140. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0071, Price Redetermination, in all correspondence. A. Purpose [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 46; OMB Control No. 9000–0083] FAR 16.205, Fixed-price contracts with prospective price redetermination, provides for firm fixed prices for an initial period of the contract with prospective redetermination at stated times during performance. FAR 16.206, Fixed price contracts with retroactive price redetermination, provides for a fixed ceiling price and retroactive price redetermination within the ceiling after completion of the contract. In order for the amounts of price adjustments to be determined, the firms performing under these contracts must provide information to the Government regarding their expenditures and anticipated costs. The information is used to establish fair price adjustments to Federal contracts. B. Annual Reporting Burden The estimated total burden is lower than that published the Federal Register at 74 FR 62783, on December 1, 2009. This is due to the decrease in the estimated number of respondents. Based on Fiscal Year 2011 information from the Federal Procurement Data System, PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 17, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–20992 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Qualification Requirements 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. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Qualification Requirements. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51783-51784]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20994]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0132; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 61]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews

AGENCY: 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, the 
Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a 
previously approved information collection requirement concerning 
contractors' purchasing systems reviews.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 October 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0132, Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews, by any of the following 
methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the 
OMB control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0132, Contractors' 
Purchasing Systems Reviews''. Follow the instructions provided at the 
``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if 
any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0132, Contractors' Purchasing 
Systems Reviews'' on your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: 
Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0132, Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0132, Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews, in all 
correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal and/or business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Patricia Corrigan, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 208-
1963 or email at patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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

    There is no single data collection process or system, e.g., Federal 
Procurement Data System (FPDS), that identifies the number of CPSRs 
conducted governmentwide. To date no public comments or questions have 
been received regarding the burden estimates included in the currently 
approved clearance. However, for purposes of this clearance, the 
estimated Average Burden Per Response is estimated at 25 hours per 
completion. Based on coordination with a Government agency that 
conducts CPSRs, the estimate has been adjusted upwards from the current 
17 hours to 25 hours, in order to provide a more accurate accounting of 
the contractors' time necessary for reading information and preparing 
for a CSPR.
    Number of Respondents: 1,580.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 1,580.
    Average Burden per Response: 25.
    Total Burden Hours: 39,500.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the

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information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0132, Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: August 17, 2012.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-20994 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]
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