Information Collection; Service Contracting, 53875-53876 [2018-23354]

Download as PDF 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 53876 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Notices 30 minutes to identify and support any hours in excess of 40 hours per week included in their proposal or subcontractor’s proposal. Number of Respondents: 31,334. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 31,334. Average Burden Hours per Response: .5. Total Burden Hours: 15,667. 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 Regulation (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. 9000–0152, Service Contracting, 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. 2018–23354 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning labor-related requirements. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before December 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit comments on this collection by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions on the site. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0066, Labor-related Requirements. Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0066, Labor-related Requirements. Comments received in response to this docket generally will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided, at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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). This information collection is pending at the FAR Council. The Council will submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7207, or email zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: A. Overview of Information Collection NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Description of the Information Collection [OMB Control No. 9000–0066; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 21] 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision/Renewal of a currently approved collection. 2. Title of the Collection—Laborrelated Requirements. 3. Agency form number, if any:—SF 1413, SF 1444. Information Collection; Labor-related Requirements Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 Solicitation of Public Comment Written comments and suggestions from the public should address one or more of the following four points: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. B. Purpose This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 9000– 0066, currently titled ‘‘Professional Employee Compensation Plan,’’ is proposed to be retitled ‘‘Labor-related Requirements,’’ due to consolidation with currently approved information collection requirements OMB Control Nos. 9000–0175, 9000–0089, 9000– 0014, and 9000–0155. This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors must submit to comply with the following labor requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): 1. 52.222–2, Payment for Overtime Premiums. Paragraph (b) of this clause requires a contractor requesting overtime premiums that exceed the amount specified in paragraph (a) of the clause to do the following: (1) Identify the work unit; e.g., department or section in which the requested overtime will be used, together with present workload, staffing, and other data of the affected unit sufficient to permit the Contracting Officer to evaluate the necessity for the overtime; (2) Demonstrate the effect that denial of the request will have on the contract delivery or performance schedule; (3) Identify the extent to which approval of overtime would affect the performance or payments in connection with other Government contracts, together with identification of each affected contract; and (4) Provide reasons why the required work cannot be performed by using multishift operations or by employing additional personnel. 2. 52.222–6, Construction Wage Rate Requirements, paragraph (c) requires the contractor to establish additional classifications, if any laborer or mechanic is to be employed in a E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 207 (Thursday, October 25, 2018)]
[Notices]
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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

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 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 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 [email protected].

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 x 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

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30 minutes to identify and support any hours in excess of 40 hours per 
week included in their proposal or subcontractor's proposal.
    Number of Respondents: 31,334.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 31,334.
    Average Burden Hours per Response: .5.
    Total Burden Hours: 15,667.

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 Regulation (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. 9000-0152, Service Contracting, 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. 2018-23354 Filed 10-24-18; 8:45 am]
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