Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Notice of request for 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 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 place of performance. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 28855, May 18, 2006. 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Submit comments on or before August 28, 2006.
Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Michael Jackson, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 208-4949.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Start Printed Page 42635SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
The information relative to the place of performance and owner of plant or facility, if other than the prospective contractor, is a basic requirement when contracting for supplies or services (including construction). This information is instrumental in determining bidder responsibility, responsiveness, and price reasonableness. A prospective contractor must affirmatively demonstrate its responsibility. Hence, the Government must be apprised of this information prior to award. The contracting officer must know the place of performance and the owner of the plant or facility to (1) determine bidder responsibility; (2) determine price reasonableness; (3) conduct plant or source inspections; and (4) determine whether the prospective contractor is a manufacturer or a regular dealer. The information is used to determine the firm’s eligibility for awards and to assure proper preparation of the contract. Contractors can complete the provision electronically in the On-Line Representation and Certifications Application (ORCA); however, because the data being collected could change for a specific solicitation, contractor’s will still be required to submit place of performance information on an exceptional basis; that is, whenever the place of performance for a specific solicitation is different from the place of performance shown in ORCA.
B. Annual Reporting Burden
Responses Per Respondent: 14. -
Total Responses: 1,111,558.
Hours Per Response: .07.
Total Burden Hours: 77,810.
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) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0047, Place of Performance, in all correspondence.Start Signature
Dated: July 21, 2006.
Ralph De Stefano,
Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. E6-12042 Filed 7-26-06; 8:45 am]
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