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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Standard Form 255, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire for Specific Project

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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 (9000-0005).


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 architect-engineer and related services questionnaire for specific project (SF 255). A request for public comments was published at 68 FR 60093, October 21, 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 January 20, 2004.


Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVA), 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 (SF) 255, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire for Specific Projects is used by all Executive agencies to obtain information from architect-engineer (A-E) firms interested in a particular project. The information on the form is reviewed by a selection panel composed of professional people and assists the panel in selecting the most qualified A-E firm to perform the specific project. The form is designed to provide a uniform method for A-E firms to submit information on experience, personnel, capabilities of the A-E firm to perform, along with information on the consultants they expect to collaborate with on the specific project.

The SF 330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications will replace SF 255, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire for Specific Projects. The SF 330 reflects current architect-engineer practices in a streamlined and updated format, and is organized into data blocks that readily support automation. The final version of the SF 330 has been published in the Federal Register and mandatory use is set for June 8, 2004. Therefore, it is necessary to extend this SF 255 for six months to cover this period of time.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 5,000.

Responses Per Respondent: 4.

Annual Responses: 20,000.

Hours Per Response: 1.2.

Total Burden Hours: 24,000.

Obtaining 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. 9000-0005, Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire for Specific Project (SF 255), in all correspondence.

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Dated: December 15, 2003.

Laura Auletta,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-31344 Filed 12-18-03; 8:45 am]