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AGENCY:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:

Notice of information collection.

SUMMARY:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES:

All comments should be submitted by February 28, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

All comments should be addressed to Ms. Celeste Dalton, Code HK, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ms. Nancy Kaplan, NASA Reports Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Code AO, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1372.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to renew an ongoing collection designed to collect information needed to evaluate bids and proposals from offerors to award purchase orders and to use bank cards for required goods and services with an estimated value of $100,000 or less. Bids are requested and evaluated in accordance with the OFPP Policy Act as amended by Pub. L. 96-83, the NASA Space Act, 42 U.S.C. et seq. As the need arises for goods and services valued at less than $100,000, NASA follows the procedures set forth in Part 13 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Part 1813 of the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) before an order can be awarded. Similarly, quotes voluntarily submitted in response to Request for Quotations (RFQs), contractors must furnish all information required by the FAR, the NFS, and Agency needs. This solicited information is used by NASA project and procurement managers in the selection of contractors for goods and services required to meet the Agency's mission.

II. Method of Collection

NASA collects this information electronically where feasible, but information may also be collected by mail or fax. Start Printed Page 75283

III. Data

Title: NASA Acquisition Process: Purchase Orders for Goods and Services With an Estimated Value of $100,000 or Less.

OMB Number: 2700-0086.

Type of review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 242,955.

Estimated Time Per Response: Varies, depending on type of response. Bank card transactions take an average of 20 minutes per response. Bids take an average of 15 minutes per response.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 73,152.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

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Dated: December 17, 2003.

Patricia L. Dunnington,

Chief Information Officer, Office of the Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 03-32009 Filed 12-29-03; 8:45 am]

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