Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to solicit competitive bids for property repairs exceeding $1,000.00.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 13, 2000.
Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0432” in any correspondence.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947. Start Printed Page 55680End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C., 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Invitation, Bid, and/or Acceptance or Authorization, VA Form 26-6724.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0432.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: The form is used to solicit competitive bids; serves as a work order for repair of properties acquired by VA; serves as a record of contractor bids, VA acceptance of bids, inspection of completed work and contractor invoices and payments.
Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
Estimated Annual Burden: One (1) hour is being claimed for inventory purposes. The solicitations of bids is a common practice in the real estate management industry, and the submission of bids is routine with repair contractors.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000.Start Signature
Dated: August 29, 2000.
By direction of the Acting Secretary.
Donald L. Neilson,
Director, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 00-23572 Filed 9-13-00; 8:45 am]
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