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Submission for OMB Review and Extension; GSAR 516.506, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, 552.216-72, Placement of Orders Clause and 552.216-73, Ordering Information Clause

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General Services Administration (GSA).


Notice of a request for review and extension of the collection (3090-0248).


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration (GSA) has submitted to the office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection that pertains to GSAR 516.506, Solicitation provisions and contract clauses, and GSAR Placement of Orders clause and Ordering Information clause. The information collected is required by regulation. The information collected under this collection is collected through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in accordance with the Federal Government's mandate to increase electronic commerce. A request for public comments was published at 67 FR 19758, April 23, 2002. No comments were received.

Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether the information collection required by GSAR 516.506 and generated by the GSAR clauses, 552.216-72, Placement of Orders, and 552.216-73, Ordering Information, is necessary to ensure the Federal Supply Service (FSS) maximizes the use of Start Printed Page 48654computer-to-computer electronic data interchange (EDI) to place delivery orders; 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.


Comments Due Date: August 26, 2002.


Please submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Ms. Jeanette Thornton, GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to Ms. Stephanie Morris, General Services Administration, Acquisition Policy Division, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, or fax to (202) 501-4067. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0248.

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Julia Wise, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 208-1168.

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A. Purpose

The General Services Administration (GSA) has various mission responsibilities related to the acquisition and provision of Federal Supply Service's (FSS's) Stock, Special Order, and Schedules Programs. These mission responsibilities generate requirements that are realized through the solicitation and award of various types of FSS contracts. Individual solicitations and resulting contracts may impose unique information collection and reporting requirements on contractors, not required by regulation, but necessary to evaluate particular program accomplishments and measure success in meeting program objectives.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 5380.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Total Responses: 5380.

Hours Per Response: .25.

Total Burden Hours: 1,345.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals

Requester may obtain a copy of the proposal from the General Services Administration, Acquisition Policy (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 208-7312. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0248 in all correspondence.

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Dated: July 15, 2002.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-18881 Filed 7-24-02; 8:45 am]