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Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Special Contracting Methods

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through December 31, 2002. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use through December 31, 2005.

DATES:

DoD will consider all comments received by June 14, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Respondents may submit comments directly on the World Wide Web at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/​dar/​dfars.nsf/​pubcomm. As an alternative, respondents may e-mail comments to: dfars@acq.osd.mil. Please cite OMB Control Number 0704-0214 in the subject line of e-mailed comments.

Respondents that cannot submit comments using either of the above methods may submit comments to: Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Ms. Susan L. Schneider, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite OMB Control Number 0704-0214.

At the end of the comment period, interested parties may view public comments on the World Wide Web at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/​dar/​dfars.nsf.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Susan L. Schneider, (703) 602-0326. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available electronically on the World Wide Web at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/​dp/​dars/​dfars.html. Paper copies are available from Ms. Susan L. Schneider, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and related provisions and clauses at DFARS 252.217-7012, Liability and Insurance, DFARS 252.217-7018, Change in Plant Location—Bakery and Dairy Products, DFARS 252.217-7026, Identification of Sources of Supply, and 252.217-7028, Over and Above Work; OMB Control Number 0704-0214. Start Printed Page 18178

Needs and Uses: DFARS Part 217 prescribes policies and procedures for acquiring supplies and services by special contracting methods. Contracting officers use the required information as follows:

The clause at DFARS 252.217-7012 is used in master agreements for repair and alteration of vessels. Contracting officers use the information required by paragraph (d) of the clause to determine that the contractor is adequately insured. This requirement supports prudent business practice, because it limits the Government's liability as a related party to the work the contractor performs. Contracting officers use the information required by paragraphs (f) and (g) of the clause to keep informed of lost or damaged property for which the Government is liable, and to determine the appropriate course of action for replacement or repair of the property.

Contracting officers use the information required by the clause at DFARS 252.217-7018 to determine the place of performance under contracts for bakery and dairy products. This information helps to ensure that food products are manufactured and processed in sanitary facilities.

Contracting officers use the information required by the provision at DFARS 252.217-7026 to identify the apparently successful offeror's sources of supply so that competition can be enhanced in future acquisitions. This collection complies with 10 U.S.C. 2384, Supplies: identification of supplier and sources, which requires the contractor to identify the actual manufacturer or all sources of supply for supplies furnished under contract to DoD.

Contracting officers use the information required by the clause at 252.217-7028 to determine the extent of “over and above” work before the work commences. This requirement allows the Government to review the need for pending work before the contractor begins performance.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.

Annual Burden Hours: 765,498.

Number of Responses: 53,160.

Responses per Respondent: 1.3.

Average Burden Per Response: 14.4 hours.

Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

Each provision or clause requires the offeror or contractor to submit certain information:

a. Paragraph (d)(3) of the clause at DFARS 252.217-7012 requires the contractor to show evidence of insurance under a master agreement for vessel repair and alteration.

b. Paragraphs (f) and (g) of the clause at DFARS 252.217-7012 require the contractor to notify the contracting officer of any property loss or damage for which the Government is liable, and to submit to the contracting officer a request for reimbursement of the cost of replacement or repair with supporting documentation.

c. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of the clause at DFARS 252.217-7018 require the offeror or contractor to obtain contracting officer approval before changing the place of performance of a contract for bakery or dairy products.

d. The provision at 252.217-7026 requires the apparently successful offeror to identify its sources of supply.

e. Paragraphs (c) and (e) of the clause at DFARS 252.217-7028 require the contractor to submit to the contracting officer a work request and a proposal for “over and above” work.

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Michele P. Peterson,

Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

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[FR Doc. 02-9052 Filed 4-12-02; 8:45 am]

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