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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources

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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.


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning contractor use of Government supply sources. The clearance currently expires on May 31, 2005.

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 April 5, 2005.


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 (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No.

9000-0031, Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources, in all correspondence.Start Further Info


Linda Nelson, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501-1900.

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A. Purpose

When it is in the best interest of the Government and when supplies and services are required by a Government contract,contracting officers may authorize contractors to use Government supply sources in performing certain contracts.

The information informs the schedule contractor that the ordering contractor is authorized to use this Government supply source and fills the ordering contractor's order under the terms of the Government contract.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 300.

Responses Per Respondent: 7.

Annual Responses:


Hours Per Response: .25.

Total Burden Hours: 525.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4775. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0031, Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources, in all correspondence.

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Dated: January 28, 2005

Julia B. Wise

Acting Director, Contract Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-2198 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]