Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest, 75325-75326 [2020-26096]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 25, 2020 / Notices Dated: November 20, 2020. April J. Tabor, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–26104 Filed 11–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0018; Docket No. 2020–0053; Sequence No. 18] Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest 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 an extension concerning alternatives to Government-unique standards. 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; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2021. 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 January 25, 2021. ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite interested persons to submit comments on this collection through http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions on the site. This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 24, 2020 Jkt 253001 field or attach a file for lengthier comments. If there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202– 501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000–0018, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hawes, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7386, or jennifer.hawes@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) 9000–0018, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest. B. Need and Uses DoD, GSA, and NASA are combining OMB Control Nos. 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 the revision and extension of OMB Control No. 9000–0018 and combines it with the previously approved information collections under OMB Control No. 9000–0091, with the new title ‘‘Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest.’’ Upon approval of this consolidated information collection, OMB Control No. 9000–0091 will be discontinued. The burden requirements previously approved under the discontinued number will be covered under OMB Control No. 9000– 0018. This clearance covers the information collection that offerors or contractors must submit to comply with the following requirements in FAR Part 3: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75325 • 52.203–2, Certificate of Independent Price Determination. This solicitation provision requires an offeror to certify that the prices in their offer have been arrived at independently, have not been or will not be knowingly disclosed, and have not been submitted for the purpose of restricting competition. This clause is used to ensure that Government contracts are not awarded to firms violating antitrust laws. • 52.203–7, Anti-Kickback Procedures. This contract clause requires contractors to report in writing to the inspector general of the contracting agency, the head of the contracting agency if the agency does not have an inspector general, or the Attorney General possible violations of 41 U.S.C. Chapter 87, Kickbacks, and to notify the contracting officer when monies are withheld from sums owed a subcontractor under the prime contract when the contracting officer has directed the prime contractor to do so to offset the amount of a kickback. The information reported by contractors will be used by the Federal agency to investigate potential violations. • 52.203–13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct. This contract clause requires contractors and subcontractors to report to the agency Office of the Inspector General, whenever it has credible evidence that a principal, employee, agent, or subcontractor of the contractor has committed a violation of Federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations found in Title 18 U.S.C., or a violation of the Civil False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3729–3733). The information will be used by the Federal agency to investigate suspected violations. • 52.203–16, Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest. This contract clause requires contractors and subcontractors to obtain and maintain from employees assigned to a task under a contract, a disclosure of interests that might be affected by the task to which the employee has been assigned. Contractors must report to any personal conflict of interest violation by a covered employee and the proposed actions to be taken. In exceptional circumstances, the contractor may request the head of the contracting activity approve a plan to mitigate the personal conflict of interest or waive the requirement to prevent personal conflicts of interest. This information is used by the contractor and the contracting officer to identify and mitigate personal conflicts of interest. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 75326 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 25, 2020 / Notices C. Annual Burden Respondents: 10,275. Recordkeepers: 8,391. Total Annual Responses: 342,019. Total Burden Hours: 627,162 (123,702 reporting hours + 503,460 recordkeeping hours). Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division by calling 202–501–4755 or emailing GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000– 0018, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest. William F. Clark, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–26096 Filed 11–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Models of Care That Include Primary Care for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Request for Supplemental Evidence and Data Submissions AGENCY: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review on Models of Care that Include Primary Care for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ’s Evidencebased Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. DATES: Submission Deadline on or before December 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Email submissions: epc@ ahrq.hhs.gov. Print submissions: Mailing Address: Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ATTN: EPC SEADs Coordinator, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E53A, Rockville, MD 20857. Shipping Address (FedEx, UPS, etc.): Center for Evidence and Practice jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 24, 2020 Jkt 253001 Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ATTN: EPC SEADs Coordinator, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E77D, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenae Benns, Telephone: 301–427–1496 or Email: epc@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has commissioned the Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program to complete a review of the evidence for Models of Care that Include Primary Care for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. AHRQ is conducting this systematic review pursuant to Section 902 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299a. The EPC Program is dedicated to identifying as many studies as possible that are relevant to the questions for each of its reviews. In order to do so, we are supplementing the usual manual and electronic database searches of the literature by requesting information from the public (e.g., details of studies conducted). We are looking for studies that report on Models of Care that Include Primary Care for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer, including those that describe adverse events. The entire research protocol is available online at: https:// effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/products/ pediatric-adolescent-cancersurvivorship/protocol. This is to notify the public that the EPC Program would find the following information on Models of Care that Include Primary Care for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer helpful: D A list of completed studies that your organization has sponsored for this indication. In the list, please indicate whether results are available on ClinicalTrials.gov along with the ClinicalTrials.gov trial number. D For completed studies that do not have results on ClinicalTrials.gov, a summary, including the following elements: Study number, study period, design, methodology, indication and diagnosis, proper use instructions, inclusion and exclusion criteria, primary and secondary outcomes, baseline characteristics, number of patients screened/eligible/enrolled/lost to follow-up/withdrawn/analyzed, effectiveness/efficacy, and safety results. D A list of ongoing studies that your organization has sponsored for this indication. In the list, please provide the ClinicalTrials.gov trial number or, if the trial is not registered, the protocol for the study including a study number, the study period, design, methodology, indication and diagnosis, proper use PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 instructions, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and primary and secondary outcomes. D Description of whether the above studies constitute ALL Phase II and above clinical trials sponsored by your organization for this indication and an index outlining the relevant information in each submitted file. Your contribution is very beneficial to the Program. Materials submitted must be publicly available or able to be made public. Materials that are considered confidential; marketing materials; study types not included in the review; or information on indications not included in the review cannot be used by the EPC Program. This is a voluntary request for information, and all costs for complying with this request must be borne by the submitter. The draft of this review will be posted on AHRQ’s EPC Program website and available for public comment for a period of 4 weeks. If you would like to be notified when the draft is posted, please sign up for the email list at: https:// www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ email-updates. The systematic review will answer the following questions. This information is provided as background. AHRQ is not requesting that the public provide answers to these questions. Contextual and Key Questions We have developed contextual questions to guide our preliminary discussions with the stakeholders, as well as the specific review questions (or key questions) to be addressed. Contextual Questions (CQ) CQ1. How is effectiveness defined and measured for survivorship care models for adult survivors of childhood cancer? CQ2. What are the models of survivorship care for adult survivors of childhood cancer? a. Which of these models include primary care? i. What is the evidence of effectiveness of the different models that include primary care? CQ3. What survivorship care resources are available for adult survivors of childhood cancer and their families? a. What are the intended outcomes of the different resources available for adult survivors of childhood cancer and their families? b. What is the evidence of effectiveness of the different resources available for adult survivors of childhood cancer and their families? c. What are the monetary costs to access these resources? E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 25, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0018; Docket No. 2020-0053; Sequence No. 18]


Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 3: 
Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest

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 an extension concerning 
alternatives to Government-unique standards. 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; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the 
use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use 
through February 28, 2021. 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 
January 25, 2021.

ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite interested persons to submit 
comments on this collection through http://www.regulations.gov and 
follow the instructions on the site. This website provides the ability 
to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file 
for lengthier comments. If there are difficulties submitting comments, 
contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or 
[email protected].
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000-
0018, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 3: Improper Business 
Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission 
to verify posting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hawes, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-969-7386, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s)
    9000-0018, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 3: Improper 
Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest.

B. Need and Uses

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are combining OMB Control Nos. 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 the revision and extension of OMB 
Control No. 9000-0018 and combines it with the previously approved 
information collections under OMB Control No. 9000-0091, with the new 
title ``Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 3: Improper Business 
Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest.'' Upon approval of this 
consolidated information collection, OMB Control No. 9000-0091 will be 
discontinued. The burden requirements previously approved under the 
discontinued number will be covered under OMB Control No. 9000-0018.
    This clearance covers the information collection that offerors or 
contractors must submit to comply with the following requirements in 
FAR Part 3:
     52.203-2, Certificate of Independent Price Determination. 
This solicitation provision requires an offeror to certify that the 
prices in their offer have been arrived at independently, have not been 
or will not be knowingly disclosed, and have not been submitted for the 
purpose of restricting competition. This clause is used to ensure that 
Government contracts are not awarded to firms violating antitrust laws.
     52.203-7, Anti-Kickback Procedures. This contract clause 
requires contractors to report in writing to the inspector general of 
the contracting agency, the head of the contracting agency if the 
agency does not have an inspector general, or the Attorney General 
possible violations of 41 U.S.C. Chapter 87, Kickbacks, and to notify 
the contracting officer when monies are withheld from sums owed a 
subcontractor under the prime contract when the contracting officer has 
directed the prime contractor to do so to offset the amount of a 
kickback. The information reported by contractors will be used by the 
Federal agency to investigate potential violations.
     52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct. 
This contract clause requires contractors and subcontractors to report 
to the agency Office of the Inspector General, whenever it has credible 
evidence that a principal, employee, agent, or subcontractor of the 
contractor has committed a violation of Federal criminal law involving 
fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations found in 
Title 18 U.S.C., or a violation of the Civil False Claims Act (31 
U.S.C. 3729-3733). The information will be used by the Federal agency 
to investigate suspected violations.
     52.203-16, Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest. This 
contract clause requires contractors and subcontractors to obtain and 
maintain from employees assigned to a task under a contract, a 
disclosure of interests that might be affected by the task to which the 
employee has been assigned. Contractors must report to any personal 
conflict of interest violation by a covered employee and the proposed 
actions to be taken. In exceptional circumstances, the contractor may 
request the head of the contracting activity approve a plan to mitigate 
the personal conflict of interest or waive the requirement to prevent 
personal conflicts of interest. This information is used by the 
contractor and the contracting officer to identify and mitigate 
personal conflicts of interest.

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C. Annual Burden

    Respondents: 10,275.
    Recordkeepers: 8,391.
    Total Annual Responses: 342,019.
    Total Burden Hours: 627,162 (123,702 reporting hours + 503,460 
recordkeeping hours).
    Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information 
collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division by 
calling 202-501-4755 or emailing [email protected].
    Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0018, Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts 
of Interest.

William F. Clark,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-26096 Filed 11-24-20; 8:45 am]
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