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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Authorized Negotiators

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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 (9000-0048).


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning authorized negotiators. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 68 FR 52574 on September 4, 2003. No comments were received.

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 November 14, 2003.


Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this Start Printed Page 59381burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Streets, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.

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

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A. Purpose

Firms offering supplies or services to the Government under negotiated solicitations must provide the names, titles, and telephone numbers of authorized negotiators to assure that discussions are held with authorized individuals. The information collected is referred to before contract negotiations and it becomes part of the official contract file.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 65,660.

Responses Per Respondent: 8.

Total Responses: 525,280.

Hours Per Response: .017.

Total Burden Hours: 8,930.

Obtainting Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVA), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0048, Authorized Negotiators, in all correspondence.

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Dated: October 8, 2003.

Ralph J. Destefano,

Acting Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-26023 Filed 10-14-03; 8:45 am]