Information Collection; Small Business Size Representation, 8651 [2015-03304]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 32 / Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / Notices Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0062, Material and Workmanship, in all correspondence. Dated: February 11, 2015. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–03306 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0163: Docket 2015– 0053; Sequence 5] Information Collection; Small Business Size Representation Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for 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 for approval of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding small business size representation. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before: April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation, 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 9000–0163. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation’’. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Feb 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation,’’ 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, contact via telephone 703–605– 2868 or email mahruba.uddowla@ gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.301 and the FAR clause at 52.219–28, Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation implement the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) regulation at 13 CFR 121.404(g), requiring that a concern that initially represented itself as small at the time of its initial offer must recertify its status as a small business under the following circumstances: • Within thirty days of an approved contract novation; • Within thirty days in the case of a merger or acquisition, where contract novation is not required; or • Within 120 days prior to the end of the fifth year of a contract, and no more than 120 days prior to the exercise of any option thereafter. The implementation of SBA’s regulation in FAR 19.301 and the FAR clause at 52.219–28 require that contractors rerepresent size status by updating their representations at the prime contract level in the Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM) and notifying the contracting officer that it has made the required update. The purpose of implementing small business rerepresentations in the FAR is to ensure that small business size status is accurately represented and reported over the life of long-term contracts. The FAR also provides for provisions designed to ensure more accurate reporting of size status for contracts that are novated, merged or acquired by another business. This information is used by the SBA, Congress, Federal agencies and the general public for various reasons such as determining if agencies are meeting statutory goals, setaside determinations, and market research. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 8651 B. Annual Reporting Burden Based on information from Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) regarding rerepresentation modifications, a downward adjustment is being made to the number of respondents. As a result, a downward adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden since the notice regarding an extension to this clearance published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 30265, on May 22, 2012. Respondents: 1,700. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Number of Responses: 1,700. Hours Per Response: 0.5. Total Burden Hours: 850. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the 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. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation, in all correspondence. Dated: February 11, 2015. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Office of Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–03304 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0163: Docket 2015-0053; Sequence 5]


Information Collection; Small Business Size Representation

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for 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 for approval of a previously approved 
information collection requirement regarding small business size 
representation.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: April 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0163, Small Business Size Representation, 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 9000-0163. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0163, Small Business 
Size Representation''. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information 
Collection 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation'' on your 
attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. 
Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ``Information 
Collection 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation,'' 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, contact via telephone 703-
605-2868 or email mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.301 and the FAR clause at 
52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation implement 
the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) regulation at 13 CFR 
121.404(g), requiring that a concern that initially represented itself 
as small at the time of its initial offer must recertify its status as 
a small business under the following circumstances:
     Within thirty days of an approved contract novation;
     Within thirty days in the case of a merger or acquisition, 
where contract novation is not required; or
     Within 120 days prior to the end of the fifth year of a 
contract, and no more than 120 days prior to the exercise of any option 
thereafter.
    The implementation of SBA's regulation in FAR 19.301 and the FAR 
clause at 52.219-28 require that contractors rerepresent size status by 
updating their representations at the prime contract level in the 
Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award 
Management (SAM) and notifying the contracting officer that it has made 
the required update.
    The purpose of implementing small business rerepresentations in the 
FAR is to ensure that small business size status is accurately 
represented and reported over the life of long-term contracts. The FAR 
also provides for provisions designed to ensure more accurate reporting 
of size status for contracts that are novated, merged or acquired by 
another business. This information is used by the SBA, Congress, 
Federal agencies and the general public for various reasons such as 
determining if agencies are meeting statutory goals, set-aside 
determinations, and market research.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Based on information from Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) 
regarding rerepresentation modifications, a downward adjustment is 
being made to the number of respondents. As a result, a downward 
adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden since 
the notice regarding an extension to this clearance published in the 
Federal Register at 77 FR 30265, on May 22, 2012.
    Respondents: 1,700.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Total Number of Responses: 1,700.
    Hours Per Response: 0.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 850.

C. Public Comments

    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the 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.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: February 11, 2015.
Edward Loeb,
Acting Director, Office of Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-03304 Filed 2-17-15; 8:45 am]
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