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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Proposed Collection; Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire (SF 254)

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


Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000-0004).


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat 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 Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire (SF 254). The clearance currently expires on March 31, 2002.

Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the 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.


Submit comments on or before January 22, 2002.


Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.

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Cecelia Davis, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219-0202.

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A. Purpose

Standard Form 254 is used by all Executive agencies to obtain uniform information about a firm's experience in architect-engineering (A-E) projects. The form is submitted annually as required by 40 U.S.C. 541-544 by firms wishing to be considered for Government A-E contracts. The information obtained on this form is used to determine if a firm should be solicited for A-E projects.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 5,000.

Responses Per Respondent: 7.

Total Responses: 35,000.

Hours Per Response: 1.

Total Burden Hours: 35,000.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requester may obtain a copy of the proposal from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0004, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire (SF 254), in all correspondence.

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Dated: November 7, 2001.

Al Matera,

Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 01-29123 Filed 11-20-01; 8:45 am]