Information Collection; Prompt Payment, 11795 [2016-04942]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2016 / Notices Dated: March 2, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–04941 Filed 3–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0102; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 20] 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 Division 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 6, 2016. 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. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0102, Prompt Payment. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0102, Prompt Payment, in all asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Information Collection; Prompt Payment SUMMARY: 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. Kathlyn Hopkins, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA 202– 969–7226 or email kathlyn.hopkins@ gsa.gov. 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 no later than seven 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 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 11795 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 Burden Respondents: 2,679. Responses per Respondent: 18.27. Total Responses: 48,950. Hours per Response: .11. Total Burden Hours: 5,384. 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 Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0102, Prompt Payment, in all correspondence. Dated: March 2, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–04942 Filed 3–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0102; Docket 2016-0053; Sequence 20]


Information Collection; 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 Division 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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 6, 2016.

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.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. 
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. 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. Kathlyn Hopkins, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA 202-969-7226 or email 
kathlyn.hopkins@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 no later than seven 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 Burden

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

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 Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0102, Prompt Payment, in all correspondence.

    Dated: March 2, 2016.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-04942 Filed 3-4-16; 8:45 am]
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