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General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, Placement of Orders Clause, and Ordering Information Clause

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Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA.


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 General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding solicitation provisions and contract clauses, placement of orders clause, and ordering information clause. The clearance currently expires on May 31, 2008.

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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.


Submit comments on or before: April 27, 2009.

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Warren Blankenship, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501-1900.

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Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), General Services Administration, Room 4041, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0248, Solicitation Start Printed Page 8259Provisions and Contract Clauses, Placement of Orders Clause, and Ordering Information Clause, 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 the Federal Acquisition Service's (FAS's) Stock, Special Order, and Schedules Programs. These mission responsibilities generate requirements that are realized through the solicitation and award of various types of FAS contracts. Individual solicitations and resulting contracts may impose unique information collection and reporting requirements on contractors, not required by regulation, but necessary to evaluate particular program accomplishments and measure success in meeting program objectives. As such, GSAR 516.506, Solicitation provision and clauses, specifically directs contracting officers to insert 552.216-72, Placement of Orders, when the contract authorizes FAS and other activities to issue delivery or task orders and 552.216-73, Ordering Information, directs the Offeror to elect to receive orders placed by FAS by either facsimile transmission or computer-to-computer Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 6,493.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 6,493.

Hours Per Response: .25.

Total Burden Hours: 1,623.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0248, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, Placement of Orders Clause, and Ordering Information Clause, in all correspondence.

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Dated: February 19, 2009.

Al Matera,

Director, Contract Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. E9-3888 Filed 2-23-09; 8:45 am]