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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Davis Bacon Act-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)

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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 Regulatory 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 the Davis-Bacon Act price adjustment (actual method). The clearance currently expires on March 31, 2009

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.

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Submit comments on or before January 13, 2009.


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, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405.

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Mr. Ernest Woodson, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501-3775.

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A. Purpose

The clause at 52.222-32, Davis-Bacon Act—Price Adjustment (Actual Method), requires that a contractor must submit at the exercise of each option to extend the term of the contract, a statement of the amount claimed for incorporation of the most current wage determination by the Department of Labor, and any relevant supporting data, including payroll records, that the contracting officer may reasonably require.

The contracting officer may include this clause in fixed-price solicitations and contracts, subject to the Davis-Bacon Act, that will contain option provisions to extend the term of the contract and the Contracting Officer determines the most appropriate method to establish contract price is the method at 22.404-12(c)(3).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 900.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 900.

Hours Per Response: 90.

Total Burden Hours: 81,000.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), Room 4041, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0154, Davis-Bacon Act—Price Adjustment (Actual Method), in all correspondence.

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Dated: October 30, 2008.

Al Matera,

Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.

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[FR Doc. E8-27098 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]