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Download as PDF 66532 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 209 / Thursday, October 29, 2015 / Notices Subcontract Report, SF 294, in all correspondence. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–27509 Filed 10–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0007; Docket 2015– 0055; Sequence 59] Submission for OMB Review; Summary Subcontract Report Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a revision to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve revisions to a previously approved information collection requirement concerning summary subcontract reports. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 32909 on June 10, 2015. No comments were received on the information collection. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA 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 9000–0007, Summary Subcontract Report’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:37 Oct 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0007, Summary Subcontract Report’’, on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0007, Summary Subcontract Report. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0007, Summary Subcontract Report, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at 703–605–2868 or via email at mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 19.702, any contractor receiving a contract for more than the simplified acquisition threshold must agree in the contract that small business, small disadvantaged business, historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, and women-owned small business concerns will have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in contract performance consistent with its efficient performance. Further, contractors receiving a contract or a modification to a contract expected to exceed $700,000 ($1,500,000 for construction) must submit a subcontracting plan that provides maximum practicable opportunities for the above named concerns. Specific elements required to be included in the plan are specified in section 8(d) of the Small Business Act and are implemented in FAR Subpart 19.7. In conjunction with the subcontracting plan requirements, contractors must submit an annual summary of subcontracts awarded by prime and subcontractors for a specific Federal Government agency that required an individual subcontracting plan for the previous fiscal year. This is accomplished through the use of the PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary Subcontract Report (SSR), submitted through the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). The eSRS streamlines the small business subcontracting program reporting process and provides the data to agencies in a manner that enables them to more effectively manage the program. The SBA made regulatory changes in its final rule at 78 FR 42391, dated July 16, 2013 regarding subcontracting plan requirements and the associated reporting requirements. The SBA final rule is being implemented in the FAR at Subpart 19.7 and clause 52.219–9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan through FAR case 2014–003, Small Business Subcontracting Improvements. FAR case 2014–003 revised the FAR to require a subcontracting plan for modifications of any value if the modification will cause the contract to exceed the threshold for requiring a plan and when subcontracting opportunities exist as well as to give contracting officers the discretion to require a plan when a small business prime contractor rerepresents as an other than small on the contract. These revisions to the FAR required revisions to the existing information collections associated with subcontracting plan requirements and the associated reporting requirements. B. Annual Burden Hours Based on the proposed revisions to the FAR as well as a more accurate basis for estimation, a downward adjustment is being made to the number of respondents (i.e., summary subcontracting reports). Since the proposed revisions to the FAR does not require additional information in the Summary Subcontract Report, the estimated preparation hours per response remains unchanged. 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 78 FR 17668, on March 22, 2013. Respondents: 59,336. Responses per respondent: 1. Total responses: 59,336. Average burden hours per response: 9.0. Total Burden Hours: 534,024. C. Public Comments 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 E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 209 / Thursday, October 29, 2015 / Notices 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 NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 9000–0007, Summary Subcontract Report, in all correspondence. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–27553 Filed 10–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0189; Docket No. 2015–0055; Sequence 52] Submission for OMB Review; Identification of Predecessors Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a new OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement concerning Identification of Predecessors. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 71975, on December 4, 2014. Two comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:37 Oct 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for OMB control number 9000–0189, Identification of Predecessors. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘9000–0189; Identification of Predecessors.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘9000– 0189; Identification of Predecessors’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0189, Identification of Predecessors. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0189, in all correspondence related to this case. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, at 202–219–0202 or email cecelia.davis@ gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This final rule implements section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to include in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), to the extent practicable, identification of any immediate owner or subsidiary, and all predecessors of an offeror that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years. The objective is to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the performance and integrity of the corporation before awarding a Federal contract. B. Discussion and Analysis The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (the Councils) reviewed the comments in the PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66533 development of the final rule. A discussion of the comments is provided as follows: A. Summary of Significant Changes in Response to Public Comments There were no changes made in the final rule in response to the public comments received. B. Analysis of Public Comments Comment: One respondent commented that it would be helpful if the relevant FAR provisions and FAR clause 52.204–WW clarified whether the three year ‘‘lookback’’ period starts on the effective date of when the predecessor merged or was acquired by the successor or the date the contracts of the predecessor were novated from the predecessor to the successor. Response: The ‘‘lookback’’ period starts on the date the offeror signs the representation. If, within the three years prior to signing the representation, there was a merger or acquisition, it shall be reported. The date of novation is not relevant for purposes of this rule. Comment: One respondent supported the statute because it requires that information be provided to the contracting officers to aid in making responsibility determinations, and supported the position that the ‘‘further the distance between entities, the less relevant the information is likely to be for establishing responsibility of the offeror.’’ Response: Noted. Comment: One respondent commented that the proposed rule’s requirement to report data on all predecessors of the offeror that received a Federal contract or grant within the last three years would apply an undue burden on prospective contractors and not achieve the Government’s stated objective of providing a more comprehensive understanding of a potential contractor’s performance and integrity. The respondent proposed that publicly traded companies subject to SEC requirements be exempt from this requirement because it instills a burden without benefit to the Government. Response: The statute does not allow for this exemption. Comment: One respondent commented that large multi-national organizations many times reorganize business units in order to effectively respond to changing needs of the marketplace. These reorganizations can include alternate legal structures. The assets of one legal entity may pass through three or four more before landing at the new entity. The respondent proposed that where the ultimate owner remains the same before E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0007; Docket 2015-0055; Sequence 59]


Submission for OMB Review; Summary Subcontract Report

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

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a revision to an 
existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve revisions 
to a previously approved information collection requirement concerning 
summary subcontract reports. A notice was published in the Federal 
Register at 80 FR 32909 on June 10, 2015. No comments were received on 
the information collection.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, 
DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA 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 9000-0007, Summary Subcontract Report''. 
Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information 
Collection 9000-0007, Summary Subcontract Report'', on your attached 
document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. 
Flowers/IC 9000-0007, Summary Subcontract Report.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0007, Summary Subcontract Report, in all correspondence 
related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt 
of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two 
to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days 
for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at 703-605-2868 
or via email at mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 19.702, any 
contractor receiving a contract for more than the simplified 
acquisition threshold must agree in the contract that small business, 
small disadvantaged business, historically underutilized business zone 
(HUBZone) small business, veteran-owned small business, service-
disabled veteran-owned small business, and women-owned small business 
concerns will have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate 
in contract performance consistent with its efficient performance. 
Further, contractors receiving a contract or a modification to a 
contract expected to exceed $700,000 ($1,500,000 for construction) must 
submit a subcontracting plan that provides maximum practicable 
opportunities for the above named concerns. Specific elements required 
to be included in the plan are specified in section 8(d) of the Small 
Business Act and are implemented in FAR Subpart 19.7.
    In conjunction with the subcontracting plan requirements, 
contractors must submit an annual summary of subcontracts awarded by 
prime and subcontractors for a specific Federal Government agency that 
required an individual subcontracting plan for the previous fiscal 
year. This is accomplished through the use of the Summary Subcontract 
Report (SSR), submitted through the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting 
System (eSRS). The eSRS streamlines the small business subcontracting 
program reporting process and provides the data to agencies in a manner 
that enables them to more effectively manage the program.
    The SBA made regulatory changes in its final rule at 78 FR 42391, 
dated July 16, 2013 regarding subcontracting plan requirements and the 
associated reporting requirements. The SBA final rule is being 
implemented in the FAR at Subpart 19.7 and clause 52.219-9 Small 
Business Subcontracting Plan through FAR case 2014-003, Small Business 
Subcontracting Improvements. FAR case 2014-003 revised the FAR to 
require a subcontracting plan for modifications of any value if the 
modification will cause the contract to exceed the threshold for 
requiring a plan and when subcontracting opportunities exist as well as 
to give contracting officers the discretion to require a plan when a 
small business prime contractor rerepresents as an other than small on 
the contract. These revisions to the FAR required revisions to the 
existing information collections associated with subcontracting plan 
requirements and the associated reporting requirements.

B. Annual Burden Hours

    Based on the proposed revisions to the FAR as well as a more 
accurate basis for estimation, a downward adjustment is being made to 
the number of respondents (i.e., summary subcontracting reports). Since 
the proposed revisions to the FAR does not require additional 
information in the Summary Subcontract Report, the estimated 
preparation hours per response remains unchanged. 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 78 FR 17668, on March 22, 2013.
    Respondents: 59,336.
    Responses per respondent: 1.
    Total responses: 59,336.
    Average burden hours per response: 9.0.
    Total Burden Hours: 534,024.

C. Public Comments

    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

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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 NW., 
Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
Number 9000-0007, Summary Subcontract Report, in all correspondence.

Edward Loeb,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-27553 Filed 10-28-15; 8:45 am]
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