Submission for OMB Review; Prompt Payment, 19690 [2013-07589]

Download as PDF 19690 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 2, 2013 / Notices Mr. Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501–3221 or email Edward.chambers@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 49; OMB Control No. 9000–0102] Submission for OMB Review; Prompt Payment 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 to a previously approved information collection requirement concerning prompt payment. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 5450, on January 25, 2013. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0102, Prompt Payment, 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– 0102, Prompt Payment’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0102, Prompt Payment’’ 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 9000–0102, Prompt Payment. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0102, Prompt Payment, 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. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:35 Apr 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 Part 32 of the FAR and the clause at FAR 52.232–5, Payments Under FixedPrice Construction Contracts, require that contractors under fixed-price construction contracts certify, for every progress payment request, that payments to subcontractors/suppliers have been made from previous payments received under the contract and timely payments will be made from the proceeds of the payment covered by the certification, and that this payment request does not include any amount which the contractor intends to withhold from a subcontractor/supplier. Part 32 of the FAR and the clause at 52.232–27, Prompt Payment for Construction Contracts, further require that contractors on construction contracts— (a) Notify subcontractors/suppliers of any amounts to be withheld and furnish a copy of the notification to the contracting officer; (b) Pay interest to subcontractors/ suppliers if payment is not made by 7 days after receipt of payment from the Government, or within 7 days after correction of previously identified deficiencies; (c) Pay interest to the Government if amounts are withheld from subcontractors/suppliers after the Government has paid the contractor the amounts subsequently withheld, or if the Government has inadvertently paid the contractor for nonconforming performance; and (d) Include a payment clause in each subcontract which obligates the contractor to pay the subcontractor for satisfactory performance under its subcontract not later than 7 days after such amounts are paid to the contractor, include an interest penalty clause which obligates the contractor to pay the subcontractor an interest penalty if payments are not made in a timely manner, and include a clause requiring each subcontractor to include these clauses in each of its subcontractors and to require each of its subcontractors to include similar clauses in their subcontracts. These requirements are imposed by Public Law 100–496, the Prompt Payment Act Amendments of 1988. Contracting officers will be notified if the contractor withholds amounts from subcontractors/suppliers after the PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Government has already paid the contractor the amounts withheld. The contracting officer must then charge the contractor interest on the amounts withheld from subcontractors/suppliers. Federal agencies could not comply with the requirements of the law if this information were not collected. B. Annual Reporting & Recordkeeping Burden Data from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) regarding fixed price construction contracts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 revealed that the number of affected contracts and, therefore, respondents has been reduced from the previously approved information collection. Based on the data, an estimated 2,679 contractors or respondents will provide an average of 18.27 responses per year to meet the requirements of this collection. The time required to assemble and prepare notification or certification regarding withhold is estimated at .11 hours per notice. This estimate is based on the assumption that some construction contractors will be required to notify the Government of withholding and others will have to provide their payment certification. This estimate also assumes automation of contractor records. The recordkeeping burden is based on the revised number of contracts for FY11 and the estimated hours from the previously approved collection. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 2,679. Responses per Respondent: 18.27. Total Responses: 48,950. Hours per Response: .11. Total Burden Hours: 5,384. Annual Recordkeeping Burden Recordkeepers: 4,450. Hours per Recordkeeper: 18. Total recordkeeping Burden Hours: 80,100. 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. 9000–0102, Prompt Payment, in all correspondence. Dated: March 27, 2013. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–07589 Filed 4–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 49; OMB Control No. 9000-0102]


Submission for OMB Review; Prompt Payment

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 to a 
previously approved information collection requirement concerning 
prompt payment. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 
5450, on January 25, 2013. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0102, Prompt Payment, 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 9000-0102, Prompt Payment''. 
Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information 
Collection 9000-0102, Prompt Payment'' 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 9000-0102, Prompt Payment.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0102, Prompt Payment, 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. Edward Chambers, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501-3221 or email 
Edward.chambers@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Part 32 of the FAR and the clause at FAR 52.232-5, Payments Under 
Fixed-Price Construction Contracts, require that contractors under 
fixed-price construction contracts certify, for every progress payment 
request, that payments to subcontractors/suppliers have been made from 
previous payments received under the contract and timely payments will 
be made from the proceeds of the payment covered by the certification, 
and that this payment request does not include any amount which the 
contractor intends to withhold from a subcontractor/supplier. Part 32 
of the FAR and the clause at 52.232-27, Prompt Payment for Construction 
Contracts, further require that contractors on construction contracts--
    (a) Notify subcontractors/suppliers of any amounts to be withheld 
and furnish a copy of the notification to the contracting officer;
    (b) Pay interest to subcontractors/suppliers if payment is not made 
by 7 days after receipt of payment from the Government, or within 7 
days after correction of previously identified deficiencies;
    (c) Pay interest to the Government if amounts are withheld from 
subcontractors/suppliers after the Government has paid the contractor 
the amounts subsequently withheld, or if the Government has 
inadvertently paid the contractor for nonconforming performance; and
    (d) Include a payment clause in each subcontract which obligates 
the contractor to pay the subcontractor for satisfactory performance 
under its subcontract not later than 7 days after such amounts are paid 
to the contractor, include an interest penalty clause which obligates 
the contractor to pay the subcontractor an interest penalty if payments 
are not made in a timely manner, and include a clause requiring each 
subcontractor to include these clauses in each of its subcontractors 
and to require each of its subcontractors to include similar clauses in 
their subcontracts.
    These requirements are imposed by Public Law 100-496, the Prompt 
Payment Act Amendments of 1988.
    Contracting officers will be notified if the contractor withholds 
amounts from subcontractors/suppliers after the Government has already 
paid the contractor the amounts withheld. The contracting officer must 
then charge the contractor interest on the amounts withheld from 
subcontractors/suppliers. Federal agencies could not comply with the 
requirements of the law if this information were not collected.

B. Annual Reporting & Recordkeeping Burden

    Data from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) regarding 
fixed price construction contracts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 revealed 
that the number of affected contracts and, therefore, respondents has 
been reduced from the previously approved information collection. Based 
on the data, an estimated 2,679 contractors or respondents will provide 
an average of 18.27 responses per year to meet the requirements of this 
collection. The time required to assemble and prepare notification or 
certification regarding withhold is estimated at .11 hours per notice. 
This estimate is based on the assumption that some construction 
contractors will be required to notify the Government of withholding 
and others will have to provide their payment certification. This 
estimate also assumes automation of contractor records. The 
recordkeeping burden is based on the revised number of contracts for 
FY11 and the estimated hours from the previously approved collection.

Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 2,679.
    Responses per Respondent: 18.27.
    Total Responses: 48,950.
    Hours per Response: .11.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,384.

Annual Recordkeeping Burden

    Recordkeepers: 4,450.
    Hours per Recordkeeper: 18.
    Total recordkeeping Burden Hours: 80,100.
    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. 9000-0102, Prompt Payment, in all correspondence.

    Dated: March 27, 2013.
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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