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Submission for OMB Review; Limitations on Pass-Through Charges

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:

Notice of request for public comments regarding a new OMB information clearance.

SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding Limitations on Pass-Through Charges.

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.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before January 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

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, Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0173, Limitations on Pass-Through Charges, in all correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, at telephone (202) 501-3221 or via e-mail to Edward.chambers@gsa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

To enable contracting officers to verify that pass-through charges are not excessive, the provision at 52.215-22 requires offerors submitting a proposal for a contract, task order, or delivery order to provide the following information with its proposal: (1) The percent of effort the offeror intends to perform and the percent expected to be performed by each subcontractor. (2) If the offeror intends to subcontract more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed—(i) The amount of the Start Printed Page 66663offeror's indirect costs and profit/fee applicable to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s); and (ii) A description of the value added by the offeror as related to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s). (3) If any subcontractor intends to subcontract to a lower-tier subcontractor more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed under its subcontract—(i) The amount of the subcontractor's indirect costs and profit/fee applicable to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s); and (ii) A description of the value added by the subcontractor as related to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 25,380.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Hours per Response: 147,515.

Total Burden Hours: 13,260.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0173, Limitations on Pass-Through Charges, in all correspondence.

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Dated: December 10, 2009.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. E9-29876 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]

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