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General Services Administration; Information Collection; Information Specific to a Contract or Contracting Action (Not Required By Regulation)

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Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA.


Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an existing OMB clearance.


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding information specific to a contract or contracting action (not required by regulation). A request for public comments was published at 69 FR 65433, November 12, 2004. No comments were received.

Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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.


Submit comments on or before: February 22, 2005.

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Linda Nelson, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, at telephone (202) 501-1900 or via email at

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Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect Start Printed Page 3204of 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 the Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), General Services Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0163, Information Specific to a Contract or Contracting Action (not required by regulation), in all correspondence.

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A. Purpose

The General Services Administration (GSA) has various mission responsibilities related to the acquisition and provision of supplies, transportation, ADP, telecommunications, real property management, and disposal of real and personal property. These mission responsibilities generate requirements that are realized through the solicitation and award of public contracts. Individual solicitations and resulting contracts may impose unique information collection/reporting requirements on contractors, not required by regulation, but necessary to evaluate particular program accomplishments and measure success in meeting special program objectives.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 126,870

Responses Per Respondent: 1.36

Total Responses: 172,500

Hours Per Response: .399

Total Burden Hours: 68,900

OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 208-7312. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0163, Information Specific to a Contract or Contracting Action (not required by regulation), in all correspondence.

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Dated: January 13, 2005.

Laura Auletta,

Director, Contract Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-1084 Filed 1-19-05; 8:45 am]