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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 5, 2021 / Notices the contract by electronic funds transfer (EFT): (1) The contract number (or other procurement identification number). (2) The Contractor’s name and remittance address, as stated in the contract(s). (3) The signature (manual or electronic, as appropriate), title, and telephone number of the Contractor official authorized to provide this information. (4) The name, address, and 9-digit Routing Transit Number of the Contractor’s financial agent. (5) The Contractor’s account number and the type of account (checking, saving, or lockbox). (6) If applicable, the Fedwire Transfer System telegraphic abbreviation of the Contractor’s financial agent. (7) If applicable, the Contractor shall also provide the name, address, telegraphic abbreviation, and 9-digit Routing Transit Number of the correspondent financial institution receiving the wire transfer payment if the Contractor’s financial agent is not directly on-line to the Fedwire Transfer System; and, therefore, not the receiver of the wire transfer payment. The burden to provide the information required by the FAR clause at 52.232–33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer—System for Award Management, is covered by OMB Control Number 9000–0159, System for Award Management Registration (SAM). OMB Control Number 9000–0159 accounts for new registrations and renewals in SAM, which includes providing the EFT information. The OMB Control number title was changed to ‘‘Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer—Other than System for Award Management’’ to be consistent with the accounted burden. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 3,196. Total Annual Responses: 3,196. Total Burden Hours: 1,598. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES D. Public Comment A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 67742, on October 26, 2020. No comments were received. 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. 9000–0144, Payment by VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jan 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 Electronic Fund Transfer-Other than System for Award Management. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–29172 Filed 1–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0037; Docket No. 2020–0053; Sequence No. 11] Submission for OMB Review; Presolicitation Notice and Response Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding presolicitation notice and response. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Additionally, submit a copy to GSA 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. Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000–0037, Presolicitation Notice and Response. 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. If there are PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. 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) 9000–0037, Presolicitation Notice and Response. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUMMARY: 305 B. Need and Uses Presolicitation notices are used by the Government to inform, and, where specified, solicit a response from potential offerors or bidders. The primary purposes of the notices are to improve small business access to acquisition information and enhance competition by identifying contracting and subcontracting opportunities. This clearance covers the information that offerors must submit to comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements: • For sealed bidding (FAR 14.205), presolicitation notices briefly describe requirements and provide other essential information to enable potential bidders to determine whether they have an interest in the invitation and if appropriate, respond by communicating their interest in receiving the invitation for bid. • For contracting by negotiation (FAR 15.201(c)), presolicitation notices provide a means of early exchanges of information about future acquisitions between Government and industry, to which potential offerors may respond with feedback concerning acquisition strategy, terms and conditions, and any other concerns or questions. • For construction contracts (FAR 36.213–2), presolicitation notices are required for construction requirements in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold to communicate essential information on the requirements, to which potential bidders may respond communicating their interest in receiving the invitation for bid. Contracting officers use the information as follows: • For sealed bidding, to include interested bidders in the distribution of the invitations for bids; and • For contracting by negotiation, to consider the industry feedback in shaping the acquisition strategy. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 59,420. Total Annual Responses: 178,260. Total Burden Hours: 14,261. E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 306 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 5, 2021 / Notices D. Public Comment A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 66565, on October 20, 2020. One comment was received; however, it did not change the estimate of the burden. Comment: The commenter requested the requirement for presolicitation notices be removed from the FAR. The commenter does not see their value; and stated that presolicitation notices lengthen the acquisition timelines unnecessarily. Response: Presolicitation notices are required by statute; see FAR 5.201. The primary purposes of the notices are to improve small business access to acquisition information and enhance competition by identifying contracting and subcontracting opportunities. The commenter did not express an opinion on whether the estimated number of burden hours is accurate; or ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information. 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. 9000–0037, Presolicitation Notice and Response. William F. Clark, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–29171 Filed 1–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Request for State All Payer Claims Databases Advisory Committee (SAPCDAC) Nominations U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). ACTION: Request for letters of nomination and resumes. AGENCY: The No Surprises Act, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 required the Secretary of Labor to convene an Advisory Committee of 15 members to advise on the standardized format for the voluntary reporting, by group health plans to State All Payer Claims Databases, of medical claims, pharmacy claims, dental claims, and eligibility and provider files collected from private and public payers. The Committee shall also advise the Secretary on the guidance provided to States on the jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jan 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 process by which States may collect such data in the standardized reporting format. This Committee will be responsible for issuing a report to the Secretary of Labor and certain congressional committees within 180 days of the enactment of the Act, which shall include recommendations on the standardized format and guidance described above. The Act provides for members of this Committee to have distinguished themselves in fields of health services research, health economics, health informatics, data privacy and security, or the governance of State All Payer Claims Databases, or who represent organizations likely to submit data to or use the database, including patients, employers, employee organizations that sponsor group health plans, health care providers, health insurance issuers, or third-party administrators of group health plans. The Act gave the Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, responsibility for appointing 9 of the 15 members to include eight representatives of various agencies within the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, as well as one representative of a State All Payer Claims Database. The Act gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing the remaining 6 of the committee’s 15 members, including 1 representative of an employer that sponsors a group health plan; 1 representative of an employee organization that sponsors a group health plan; 1 academic researcher with expertise in health economics or health services research; 1 consumer advocate; and 2 additional members. GAO is accepting nominations of individuals for Committee appointments that will be effective in March 2021. Nominations should be sent to the email address listed below. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0037; Docket No. 2020-0053; Sequence No. 11]


Submission for OMB Review; Presolicitation Notice and Response

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision 
and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement 
regarding presolicitation notice and response.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under Review--Open for Public 
Comments'' or by using the search function.
    Additionally, submit a copy to GSA 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.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000-
0037, Presolicitation Notice and Response. 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. If 
there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory 
Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or [email protected].

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)

    9000-0037, Presolicitation Notice and Response.

B. Need and Uses

    Presolicitation notices are used by the Government to inform, and, 
where specified, solicit a response from potential offerors or bidders. 
The primary purposes of the notices are to improve small business 
access to acquisition information and enhance competition by 
identifying contracting and subcontracting opportunities. This 
clearance covers the information that offerors must submit to comply 
with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements:
     For sealed bidding (FAR 14.205), presolicitation notices 
briefly describe requirements and provide other essential information 
to enable potential bidders to determine whether they have an interest 
in the invitation and if appropriate, respond by communicating their 
interest in receiving the invitation for bid.
     For contracting by negotiation (FAR 15.201(c)), 
presolicitation notices provide a means of early exchanges of 
information about future acquisitions between Government and industry, 
to which potential offerors may respond with feedback concerning 
acquisition strategy, terms and conditions, and any other concerns or 
questions.
     For construction contracts (FAR 36.213-2), presolicitation 
notices are required for construction requirements in excess of the 
simplified acquisition threshold to communicate essential information 
on the requirements, to which potential bidders may respond 
communicating their interest in receiving the invitation for bid.
    Contracting officers use the information as follows:
     For sealed bidding, to include interested bidders in the 
distribution of the invitations for bids; and
     For contracting by negotiation, to consider the industry 
feedback in shaping the acquisition strategy.

C. Annual Burden

    Respondents: 59,420.
    Total Annual Responses: 178,260.
    Total Burden Hours: 14,261.

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D. Public Comment

    A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 
66565, on October 20, 2020. One comment was received; however, it did 
not change the estimate of the burden.
    Comment: The commenter requested the requirement for 
presolicitation notices be removed from the FAR. The commenter does not 
see their value; and stated that presolicitation notices lengthen the 
acquisition timelines unnecessarily.
    Response: Presolicitation notices are required by statute; see FAR 
5.201. The primary purposes of the notices are to improve small 
business access to acquisition information and enhance competition by 
identifying contracting and subcontracting opportunities. The commenter 
did not express an opinion on whether the estimated number of burden 
hours is accurate; or ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information.
    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. 9000-0037, Presolicitation Notice and Response.

William F. Clark,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-
wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Government-wide Policy.
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