Submission for OMB Review; Incentive Contracts, 53874-53875 [2018-23352]

Download as PDF 53874 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices 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. Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7207, or email zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 9000– 0079, currently titled ‘‘Corporate Aircraft Costs,’’ is proposed to be retitled ‘‘Travel Costs,’’ due to consolidation with currently approved information collection requirement OMB Control No. 9000–0088, Travel Costs. This information collection requirement pertains to information that a contractor must submit in response to the requirements in FAR 31.205–46: 1. FAR 31.205–46(a)(3)—In special or unusual situations, costs incurred by a contractor for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses, may exceed on a daily basis the per diem rates in effect as set forth in the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) for travel in the conterminous 48 United States. The actual costs may be allowed only if the contractor provides the following: a. FAR 31.205–46(a)(3)(ii)—A written justification for use of the higher amounts approved by an officer of the contractor’s organization or designee to ensure that the authority is properly administered and controlled to prevent abuse. b. FAR 31.205–46(a)(3)(iii)—Advance approval from the contracting officer if it becomes necessary to exercise the authority to use the higher actual expense method repetitively or on a continuing basis in a particular area. c. FAR 31.205–46(a)(3)(iv)— Documentation to support actual costs incurred including a receipt for each expenditure of $75.00 or more. 2. FAR 31.205–46(c) requires firms to maintain and make available manifest/ logs for all flights on company aircraft. As a minimum, the manifest/log must indicate: a. Date, time, and points of departure; b. Destination, date, and time of arrival; c. Name of each passenger and relationship to the contractor; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 d. Authorization for trip; and e. Purpose of trip. The information required by (a) and (b) and the name of each passenger (required by (c)) are recordkeeping requirements already established by Federal Aviation Administration regulations. This information, plus the additional required information, is needed to ensure that costs of owned, chartered, or leased aircraft are properly charged against Government contracts and that directly associated costs of unallowable activities are not charged to Government contracts. B. Public Comment A 60 day notice was published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 38312, on August 6, 2018. No comments were received. C. Annual Reporting Burden DoD, GSA and NASA analyzed the FY 2017 data from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to develop the estimated burden hours for this information collection. 1. FAR 31.205–46(a)(3)—Actual travel costs. Respondents: 3,247. Responses per Respondent: 10. Total Annual Responses: 32,470. Hours per Response: 0.25. Total Burden Hours: 8,118. 2. FAR 31.205–46(c)—Manifest/logs for flights on company aircraft. Number of Recordkeepers: 797. Records per Recordkeeper per Year: 3. Total Annual Records: 2,391. Estimated Hours per Record: 2.0. Total Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 4,782. 3. Total (counting recordkeepers with respondents). Recordkeepers and Respondents: 4,044. Responses: 34,861. Hours (Reporting and Recordkeeping): 12,900. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Obtaining Copies: 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– 0079, Travel Costs, in all correspondence. Dated: October 18, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23353 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0067; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 10] Submission for OMB Review; Incentive Contracts 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 of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning incentive contracts. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 26, 2018. 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 9000–0067, Incentive Contracts’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0067, Incentive Contracts’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000– 0067, Incentive Contracts. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0067, Incentive Contracts, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three business days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA 202–208–4949 or via email michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose In accordance with FAR 16.4, incentive contracts are normally used when a firm fixed-price contract is not appropriate and the required supplies or services can be acquired at lower costs, and sometimes with improved delivery or technical performance, by relating the amount of profit or fee payable under the contract to the contractor’s performance. The information required periodically from the contractor, such as cost of work already performed, estimated costs of further performance necessary to complete all work, total contract price for supplies or services accepted by the Government for which final prices have been established, and estimated costs allocable to supplies or services accepted by the Government and for which final prices have not been established, is needed to negotiate the final prices of incentive-related items and services. Contractors are required to submit the information in accordance with several incentive fee FAR clauses: FAR 52.216–16, Incentive Price Revision—Firm Target; FAR 52.216–17, Incentive Price Revision—Successive Targets; and FAR 52.216–10, Incentive Fee. The contracting officer evaluates the information received to determine the contractor’s performance in meeting the incentive target and the appropriate price revision, if any, for the items or services. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 440. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 880. Hours per Response: 1.5. Total Burden Hours: 1,320. C. Public Comments A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 25457 on June 1, 2018. No comments were received. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000– 0067, Incentive Contracts, in all correspondence. Dated: October 18, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–23352 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0152; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 24] Information Collection; Service Contracting 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 of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning service contracting. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, 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 9000–0152, Service Contracting’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0152, Service Contracting’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53875 Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0152, Service Contracting. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0152, Service Contracting, 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: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202–501–1448 or via email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The policies implemented at FAR 37.115, Uncompensated Overtime, are based on Section 834 of Public Law 101–510 (10 U.S.C. 2331). The policies require insertion of FAR provision 52.237–10, Identification of Uncompensated Overtime, in all solicitations valued at or above the simplified acquisition threshold, for professional or technical services to be acquired on the basis of the number of hours to be provided. The provision requires that offerors identify uncompensated overtime hours, in excess of 40 hours per week, and the uncompensated overtime rate for direct charge Fair Labor Standards Act— exempt personnel. This permits Government contracting officers to ascertain cost realism of proposed labor rates for professional employees and discourages the use of uncompensated overtime. B. Annual Reporting Burden The burden placed on offerors is the time required to identify and support any hours in excess of 40 hours per week included in their proposal or subcontractor’s proposal. It is estimated that there will be 27,546 service contracts awarded annually at $150,000 or more, of which 65 percent, or 17,905, contracts will be competitively awarded. About seven proposals will be received for each contract award. Of the total 125,335 (17,905 × 7) proposals received, only 25 percent, or 31,334, proposals are expected to include uncompensated overtime hours. It is estimated that offerors will take about E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0067; Docket No. 2018-0003; Sequence No. 10]


Submission for OMB Review; Incentive Contracts

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 of a previously approved information collection requirement 
concerning incentive contracts.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 26, 2018.

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 9000-0067, Incentive Contracts''. Follow 
the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0067, Incentive Contracts'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. 
Mandell/IC 9000-0067, Incentive Contracts.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0067, Incentive Contracts, in all correspondence 
related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted 
without change to regulations.gov, including any personal and/or 
business confidential

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information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please 
check regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three business days after 
submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of 
comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA 202-208-4949 or via email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    In accordance with FAR 16.4, incentive contracts are normally used 
when a firm fixed-price contract is not appropriate and the required 
supplies or services can be acquired at lower costs, and sometimes with 
improved delivery or technical performance, by relating the amount of 
profit or fee payable under the contract to the contractor's 
performance.
    The information required periodically from the contractor, such as 
cost of work already performed, estimated costs of further performance 
necessary to complete all work, total contract price for supplies or 
services accepted by the Government for which final prices have been 
established, and estimated costs allocable to supplies or services 
accepted by the Government and for which final prices have not been 
established, is needed to negotiate the final prices of incentive-
related items and services. Contractors are required to submit the 
information in accordance with several incentive fee FAR clauses: FAR 
52.216-16, Incentive Price Revision--Firm Target; FAR 52.216-17, 
Incentive Price Revision--Successive Targets; and FAR 52.216-10, 
Incentive Fee.
    The contracting officer evaluates the information received to 
determine the contractor's performance in meeting the incentive target 
and the appropriate price revision, if any, for the items or services.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 440.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Annual Responses: 880.
    Hours per Response: 1.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,320.

C. Public Comments

    A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 
25457 on June 1, 2018. No comments were received.
    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. 9000-0067, Incentive Contracts, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: October 18, 2018.
Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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