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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-Quarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors

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


Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000-0169).


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation 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 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—Quarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors.

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 November 23, 2010.


Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-0169 by any of the following methods:

  • Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting “Information Collection9000-0169” under the heading “Enter Keyword or ID” and selecting “Search”. Select the link “Submit a Comment” that corresponds with “Information Collection 9000-0169”. Follow the instructions provided at the “Submit a Comment” screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Information Collection 9000-0169” on your attached document.
  • Fax: 202-501-4068.
  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0169.

Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0169, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

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Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, at telephone (202) 501-3775 or via e-mail to

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A. Purpose

Quarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors. Elements updated quarterly for which the burden is imposed by the FAR requirements on the prime contractor include the following:

a. The amount of Recovery Act funds invoiced by the contractor, cumulative since the beginning of the contract ((d)(2));

b. A list of all significant services performed or supplies delivered, including construction, for which the contractor has invoiced ((d)(3));

c. An assessment of the contractor's progress towards the completion of the overall purpose and expected outcomes or results of the contract (i.e., not started, less than 50 percent completed, completed 50 percent or more, or fully completed). This covers the contract (or portion thereof) funded by the Recovery Act ((d)(6));

d. A narrative description of the employment impact of the Recovery Act funded work ((d)(7)(i) through (ii)); and

e. For subcontracts valued at less than $25,000 or any subcontracts awarded to an individual, or subcontracts awarded to a subcontractor that in the previous tax year had gross income under ($300,000, the contractor shall only report the aggregate number of such first tier subcontracts awarded in the quarter and their aggregate total dollar amount ((d)(9)).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 20,013.

Responses per Respondent: 1.25.

Total Annual Reponses: 25,016.

Hours per Response: 4.

Total Burden Hours: 100,065.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0169, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements—Quarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors, in all correspondence.

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Dated: September 17, 2010.

Edward Loeb,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 2010-23880 Filed 9-23-10; 8:45 am]