Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Qualification Requirements, 51784-51785 [2012-20998]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 9000–0083, Qualification Requirements, 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– 0083, Qualification Requirements’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0083, Qualification Requirements’’ 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 9000–0083, Qualification Requirements. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0083, Qualification Requirements, 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 patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR subpart 9.2 and the associated clause at FAR 52.209–1, implement the statutory requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2319 and 41 U.S.C. 3311, which allows an agency to establish a qualification requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed by an offeror before award of a contract. Under the qualification requirements, an end item, or a component thereof, may be required to be prequalified. The clause at FAR 52.209–1, Qualification Requirements, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 requires offerors who have met the qualification requirements to identify the offeror’s name, the manufacturer’s name, source’s name, the item name, service identification, and test number (to the extent known). The contracting officer uses the information to determine eligibility for award when the clause at 52.209–1 is included in the solicitation. Alternatively, items not yet listed may be considered for award upon the submission of evidence of qualification with the offer. B. Annual Reporting Burden There is no Governmentwide data collection process or system, e.g., Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) which identifies the number of solicitations issued that include qualification requirements. To date, no public comments or questions have been received regarding the burden estimates included in the currently approved clearance. However, a change is being made regarding the estimated number of responses annually from 100 (in the currently approved burden) to a more appropriate estimated average of 5 responses annually (i.e., the number of proposals received per solicitation issued). For purposes of this clearance, time required to read and prepare information remains at 15 minutes per submission assuming an offeror’s use of electronic information tracking and retrieval processes. Respondents: 2,207. Responses per Respondent: 5. Annual Responses: 11,035. Hours per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 2,758. 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. 9000–0083, Qualification Requirements, in all correspondences. 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 46; OMB Control No. 9000-0083]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Qualification Requirements

AGENCY: 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, 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

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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-
0083, Qualification Requirements, 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 9000-0083, Qualification 
Requirements''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0083, Qualification Requirements'' 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 9000-0083, Qualification Requirements.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0083, Qualification Requirements, 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 patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    FAR subpart 9.2 and the associated clause at FAR 52.209-1, 
implement the statutory requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2319 and 41 U.S.C. 
3311, which allows an agency to establish a qualification requirement 
for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be 
completed by an offeror before award of a contract. Under the 
qualification requirements, an end item, or a component thereof, may be 
required to be prequalified. The clause at FAR 52.209-1, Qualification 
Requirements, requires offerors who have met the qualification 
requirements to identify the offeror's name, the manufacturer's name, 
source's name, the item name, service identification, and test number 
(to the extent known).
    The contracting officer uses the information to determine 
eligibility for award when the clause at 52.209-1 is included in the 
solicitation. Alternatively, items not yet listed may be considered for 
award upon the submission of evidence of qualification with the offer.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    There is no Governmentwide data collection process or system, e.g., 
Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) which identifies the number of 
solicitations issued that include qualification requirements. To date, 
no public comments or questions have been received regarding the burden 
estimates included in the currently approved clearance. However, a 
change is being made regarding the estimated number of responses 
annually from 100 (in the currently approved burden) to a more 
appropriate estimated average of 5 responses annually (i.e., the number 
of proposals received per solicitation issued). For purposes of this 
clearance, time required to read and prepare information remains at 15 
minutes per submission assuming an offeror's use of electronic 
information tracking and retrieval processes.
    Respondents: 2,207.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Annual Responses: 11,035.
    Hours per Response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,758.
    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. 9000-0083, Qualification Requirements, in all 
correspondences.

    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.
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