Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Service Contracting, 68830 [2013-27306]

Download as PDF 68830 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices Funding, limits the use of incrementally funded fixed-price contracts to situations where (1) the contract is for severable services, does not exceed one year in length, and is incrementally funded using funds available as of the date the funds are obligated; or (2) the contract uses funds available from two or more fiscal years and is funded with research and development appropriations, or Congress has otherwise authorized incremental funding. The clause at DFARS 252.232– 7007 identifies procedures for incrementally funding the contract and requires the contractor to provide the Government with written notice when the work will reach the point at which the amount payable by the Government, including any termination costs, approximates 85 percent of the funds currently allotted to the contract. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2013–27309 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Service Contracting Defense Acquisition Regulation System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through January 31, 2014. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for these collections to expire three years after the approval date. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by January 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0231, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ Email: dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0231 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: (571) 372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Lesa Scott, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lesa Scott, at (571) 372–6104. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available on the World Wide Web at: http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/ current/index.htm. Paper copies are available from Ms. Lesa Scott, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) part 237, Service Contracting, and associated clauses at DFARS 252.237–7000, Notice of Special Standards of Responsibility; 252.237–7011, Preparation History, and DD Form 2063, Record of Preparation and Disposition of Remains (Within CONUS); 252.237–7023, Continuation of Essential Contractor Services; and 252.237–7024, Notice of Continuation of Essential Contractor Services; OMB Control Number 0704–0231, which incorporates the annual reporting burden previously approved under OMB Control Number 0704–0465. Needs and Uses: This information collection is used by contracting officers for three distinct purposes. Audit Services. The clause at 252– 237.7000 is used to provide information that enables verification that the apparently successful offeror for audit services is licensed by the cognizant licensing authority in the state or other political jurisdiction where the offeror operates its professional practice. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Mortuary Services. The clause at DFARS 252–237.7011 and DD Form 2063 are used (a) to ensure the mortuary contractor has properly prepared the body, and (b), by the contract carrier, so that the body can be shipped by that carrier. When additional preparation of the body is required subsequent to shipment, information regarding the initial preparation of the body may be used by the mortuary services contractor to whom the body has been shipped. Continuation of Essential Services. The provision at DFARS 252.237–7024 requires offerors to submit with its offer a written plan describing how it will continue to perform essential contractor services during periods of crisis. The associated clause at 252.237–7023 requires the contractor to maintain and update its plan as necessary. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 7,810. Average Responses per Respondent: 1.22. Annual Responses: 9,560. Average Burden per Response: Approximately 1.87 hours. Annual Response Burden Hours: 17,905. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Summary of Information Collection DFARS Part 237, the clauses at DFARS 252.237–7000, 252.237–7011, 252.237–7023, 252.237–7024, and DD Form 2063 are required for DoD contracting officers to— (a) Verify that the apparently successful offeror for audit services is properly licensed in the state or other political jurisdiction where the offeror operates its professional practice; (b) Verify the mortuary contractor has properly prepared a body for shipment. The mortuary contractor to whom the body has been shipped may use the information regarding the initial preparation of the body when additional preparation is required subsequent to shipment; or (c) Ensure the contractor submits a written plan that demonstrates its ability to continue providing contractually required mission critical functions in an emergency. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2013–27306 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-27306]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Service Contracting

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulation System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
of an approved information collection requirement.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), DoD announces the 
proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and 
seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments 
on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection 
requirement for use through January 31, 2014. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for these collections to expire three years after 
the approval date.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by January 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0231, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] Email: dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704-0231 
in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: (571) 372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Lesa 
Scott, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lesa Scott, at (571) 372-6104. The 
information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available on the World Wide Web at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/current/index.htm. Paper copies are available from Ms. Lesa 
Scott, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) part 237, Service Contracting, and 
associated clauses at DFARS 252.237-7000, Notice of Special Standards 
of Responsibility; 252.237-7011, Preparation History, and DD Form 2063, 
Record of Preparation and Disposition of Remains (Within CONUS); 
252.237-7023, Continuation of Essential Contractor Services; and 
252.237-7024, Notice of Continuation of Essential Contractor Services; 
OMB Control Number 0704-0231, which incorporates the annual reporting 
burden previously approved under OMB Control Number 0704-0465.
    Needs and Uses: This information collection is used by contracting 
officers for three distinct purposes.
    Audit Services. The clause at 252-237.7000 is used to provide 
information that enables verification that the apparently successful 
offeror for audit services is licensed by the cognizant licensing 
authority in the state or other political jurisdiction where the 
offeror operates its professional practice.
    Mortuary Services. The clause at DFARS 252-237.7011 and DD Form 
2063 are used (a) to ensure the mortuary contractor has properly 
prepared the body, and (b), by the contract carrier, so that the body 
can be shipped by that carrier. When additional preparation of the body 
is required subsequent to shipment, information regarding the initial 
preparation of the body may be used by the mortuary services contractor 
to whom the body has been shipped.
    Continuation of Essential Services. The provision at DFARS 252.237-
7024 requires offerors to submit with its offer a written plan 
describing how it will continue to perform essential contractor 
services during periods of crisis. The associated clause at 252.237-
7023 requires the contractor to maintain and update its plan as 
necessary.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities and not-
for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 7,810.
    Average Responses per Respondent: 1.22.
    Annual Responses: 9,560.
    Average Burden per Response: Approximately 1.87 hours.
    Annual Response Burden Hours: 17,905.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

    DFARS Part 237, the clauses at DFARS 252.237-7000, 252.237-7011, 
252.237-7023, 252.237-7024, and DD Form 2063 are required for DoD 
contracting officers to--
    (a) Verify that the apparently successful offeror for audit 
services is properly licensed in the state or other political 
jurisdiction where the offeror operates its professional practice;
    (b) Verify the mortuary contractor has properly prepared a body for 
shipment. The mortuary contractor to whom the body has been shipped may 
use the information regarding the initial preparation of the body when 
additional preparation is required subsequent to shipment; or
    (c) Ensure the contractor submits a written plan that demonstrates 
its ability to continue providing contractually required mission 
critical functions in an emergency.

Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2013-27306 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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