Information Collection; Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements, 29207-29208 [2019-13140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0078; Docket No. 2019–0003; Sequence No. 25] Information Collection; Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning certain Federal Acquisition Regulation part 15 requirements. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and whether the proposed consolidation of the information collections is problematic. OMB has approved this information collection for use through July 31, 2019. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. DATES: DoD, GSA, and NASA will consider all comments received by August 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite 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, jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Lois Mandell/IC 9000–0078, Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements. Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0078, Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements. 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: Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7207, or zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) 9000–0078, Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements. B. Need and Uses DoD, GSA, and NASA are in the process of combining OMB control numbers for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR part. This consolidation is expected to improve industry’s ability to easily and efficiently identify all burdens associated with a given FAR part. The review of the information collections by FAR part allows improved oversight to ensure there is no redundant or unaccounted for burden placed on industry. Lastly, combining information collections in a given FAR part is also expected to reduce the administrative burden associated with processing multiple information collections. This justification supports revision and extension of the expiration date of OMB control number 9000–0078 and combines it with the previously approved information collections OMB control numbers 9000–0115 and 9000– 0173, with the new title ‘‘Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements’’. Upon approval of this consolidated information collection, OMB control numbers 9000–0115 and 9000–0173 will be discontinued. The burden requirements previously approved under the discontinued numbers will be covered under OMB control number 9000–0078. This clearance covers the information that offerors/contractors must submit to comply with the following FAR requirements: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29207 1. 15.407–2(e), Make-or-buy programs. When prospective contractors are required to submit proposed make-orbuy program plans for negotiated acquisitions, paragraph (e) requires the following information in their proposal: A description of each major item or work effort; categorization of each major item or work effort as ‘‘must make,’’ ‘‘must buy, or ‘‘can either make or buy;’’ for each item or work effort categorized as ‘‘can either make or buy,’’ a proposal either to ‘‘make’’ or to ‘‘buy;’’ reasons for categorizing items and work efforts as ‘‘must make’’ or ‘‘must buy,’’ and proposing to ‘‘make’’ or to ‘‘buy’’ those categorized as ‘‘can either make or buy;’’ designation of the plant or division proposed to make each item or perform each work effort, and a statement as to whether the existing or proposed new facility is in or near a labor surplus area; identification of proposed subcontractors, if known, and their location and size status; any recommendations to defer make-or-buy decisions when categorization of some items or work efforts is impracticable at the time of submission; and any other information the contracting officer requires in order to evaluate the program. 2. 52.215–9, Changes or Additions to Make-or-Buy Program. This clause requires the contractor to submit, in writing, for the contracting officer’s advance approval a notification and justification of any proposed change in the make-or-buy program incorporated in the contract. 3. 52.215–19, Notification of Ownership Changes. This clause requires contractors to notify the administrative contracting officer when the contractor becomes aware that a change in its ownership has occurred, or is certain to occur, that could result in changes in the valuation of its capitalized assets in the accounting records. Notice of changes of ownership are necessary to adequately administer the cost principle at FAR 31.205–52, Asset valuations, which addresses the allowability of certain costs resulting from asset valuations following business combinations. 4. 52.215–22, Limitations on PassThrough Charges—Identification of Subcontract Effort. This provision requires offerors submitting a proposal for a contract, task order, or delivery order to provide the following information with their proposal: (1) The total cost of the work to be performed by the offeror, and the total cost of the work to be performed by each subcontractor; (2) if the offeror intends to subcontract more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed, E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 29208 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Notices the amount of the offeror’s indirect costs and profit/fee applicable to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s), and a description of the value added by the offeror as related to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s); and (3) if any subcontractor proposed intends to subcontract to a lower-tier subcontractor more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed the amount of the subcontractor’s indirect costs and profit/fee applicable to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s), and a description of the added value provided by the subcontractor as related to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s). 5. 52.215–23, Limitations on PassThrough Charges. This clause requires contractors to provide a description of the value added by the contractor or subcontractor, as applicable, as related to the subcontract effort if this effort changes from the amount identified in the proposal such that it exceeds 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed. The following contract types are excluded from this information collection requirement: A firm-fixedprice contract awarded on the basis of adequate price competition; a fixedprice contract with economic price adjustment awarded on the basis of adequate price competition; a firmfixed-price contract for the acquisition of a commercial item; a fixed-price contract with economic price adjustment, for the acquisition of a commercial item; a fixed-price incentive contract awarded on the basis of adequate price competition; or a fixedprice incentive contract for the acquisition of a commercial item. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents/Recordkeepers: 4,653. Total Annual Responses: 29,953. Total Burden Hours: 62,241 (62,236 reporting hours + 5 recordkeeping hours). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. 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 number 9000–0078, Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements, in all correspondence. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: June 17, 2019. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–13140 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION A. Solicitation of Public Comment NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0074; Docket No. 2019–0003; Sequence No. 14] Information Collection; Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council invites the public to comment upon an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning limitation of costs/funds. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 20, 2019. 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 9000–0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0074, Contract Funding— Limitation of Costs/Funds, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Kevin Funk, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA at 202–357–5805 or kevin.funk@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public should address one or more of the following four points: (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 In accordance with FAR 52.232–20 and 52.232–22, firms performing under fully funded or incrementally funded cost-reimbursement Federal contracts are required to notify the contracting officer in writing whenever they have reason to believe— (1) The costs the contractors expect to incur under the contracts in the next 60 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of the contracts; or (2) The total cost for the performance of the contracts will be greater or substantially less than estimated. As a part of the notification, the contractors must provide a revised estimate of total cost. The frequency of this collection of information is variable, contingent upon both funding and spending patterns. C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,928. Responses per Respondent: 6. Total Annual Responses: 11,568. Hours per Response: 0.33. Total Burden Hours: 3,817. E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0078; Docket No. 2019-0003; Sequence No. 25]


Information Collection; Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Part 15 Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and 
NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning 
certain Federal Acquisition Regulation part 15 requirements. DoD, GSA, 
and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; ways to 
minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology; and whether the proposed consolidation of the 
information collections is problematic. OMB has approved this 
information collection for use through July 31, 2019. DoD, GSA, and 
NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional 
years beyond the current expiration date.

DATES: DoD, GSA, and NASA will consider all comments received by August 
20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite 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: Lois Mandell/IC 9000-0078, Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Part 15 Requirements.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 
9000-0078, Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements. 
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: Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-969-7207, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s)

    9000-0078, Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 
Requirements.

B. Need and Uses

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are in the process of combining OMB control 
numbers for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR part. This 
consolidation is expected to improve industry's ability to easily and 
efficiently identify all burdens associated with a given FAR part. The 
review of the information collections by FAR part allows improved 
oversight to ensure there is no redundant or unaccounted for burden 
placed on industry. Lastly, combining information collections in a 
given FAR part is also expected to reduce the administrative burden 
associated with processing multiple information collections.
    This justification supports revision and extension of the 
expiration date of OMB control number 9000-0078 and combines it with 
the previously approved information collections OMB control numbers 
9000-0115 and 9000-0173, with the new title ``Certain Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements''. Upon approval of this 
consolidated information collection, OMB control numbers 9000-0115 and 
9000-0173 will be discontinued. The burden requirements previously 
approved under the discontinued numbers will be covered under OMB 
control number 9000-0078.
    This clearance covers the information that offerors/contractors 
must submit to comply with the following FAR requirements:
    1. 15.407-2(e), Make-or-buy programs. When prospective contractors 
are required to submit proposed make-or-buy program plans for 
negotiated acquisitions, paragraph (e) requires the following 
information in their proposal: A description of each major item or work 
effort; categorization of each major item or work effort as ``must 
make,'' ``must buy, or ``can either make or buy;'' for each item or 
work effort categorized as ``can either make or buy,'' a proposal 
either to ``make'' or to ``buy;'' reasons for categorizing items and 
work efforts as ``must make'' or ``must buy,'' and proposing to 
``make'' or to ``buy'' those categorized as ``can either make or buy;'' 
designation of the plant or division proposed to make each item or 
perform each work effort, and a statement as to whether the existing or 
proposed new facility is in or near a labor surplus area; 
identification of proposed subcontractors, if known, and their location 
and size status; any recommendations to defer make-or-buy decisions 
when categorization of some items or work efforts is impracticable at 
the time of submission; and any other information the contracting 
officer requires in order to evaluate the program.
    2. 52.215-9, Changes or Additions to Make-or-Buy Program. This 
clause requires the contractor to submit, in writing, for the 
contracting officer's advance approval a notification and justification 
of any proposed change in the make-or-buy program incorporated in the 
contract.
    3. 52.215-19, Notification of Ownership Changes. This clause 
requires contractors to notify the administrative contracting officer 
when the contractor becomes aware that a change in its ownership has 
occurred, or is certain to occur, that could result in changes in the 
valuation of its capitalized assets in the accounting records. Notice 
of changes of ownership are necessary to adequately administer the cost 
principle at FAR 31.205-52, Asset valuations, which addresses the 
allowability of certain costs resulting from asset valuations following 
business combinations.
    4. 52.215-22, Limitations on Pass-Through Charges--Identification 
of Subcontract Effort. This provision requires offerors submitting a 
proposal for a contract, task order, or delivery order to provide the 
following information with their proposal: (1) The total cost of the 
work to be performed by the offeror, and the total cost of the work to 
be performed by each subcontractor; (2) if the offeror intends to 
subcontract more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be 
performed,

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the amount of the offeror's indirect costs and profit/fee applicable to 
the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s), and a description of 
the value added by the offeror as related to the work to be performed 
by the subcontractor(s); and (3) if any subcontractor proposed intends 
to subcontract to a lower-tier subcontractor more than 70 percent of 
the total cost of work to be performed the amount of the 
subcontractor's indirect costs and profit/fee applicable to the work to 
be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s), and a description of 
the added value provided by the subcontractor as related to the work to 
be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s).
    5. 52.215-23, Limitations on Pass-Through Charges. This clause 
requires contractors to provide a description of the value added by the 
contractor or subcontractor, as applicable, as related to the 
subcontract effort if this effort changes from the amount identified in 
the proposal such that it exceeds 70 percent of the total cost of work 
to be performed. The following contract types are excluded from this 
information collection requirement: A firm-fixed-price contract awarded 
on the basis of adequate price competition; a fixed-price contract with 
economic price adjustment awarded on the basis of adequate price 
competition; a firm-fixed-price contract for the acquisition of a 
commercial item; a fixed-price contract with economic price adjustment, 
for the acquisition of a commercial item; a fixed-price incentive 
contract awarded on the basis of adequate price competition; or a 
fixed-price incentive contract for the acquisition of a commercial 
item.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents/Recordkeepers: 4,653.
    Total Annual Responses: 29,953.
    Total Burden Hours: 62,241 (62,236 reporting hours + 5 
recordkeeping hours).
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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 number 9000-0078, Certain Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements, in all correspondence.

    Dated: June 17, 2019.
Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-13140 Filed 6-20-19; 8:45 am]
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