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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Architect-Engineer Qualifications (SF 330)

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AGENCIES:

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

ACTION:

Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance.

SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement for the Architect-Engineer Qualifications form (SF 330).

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 October 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-0157 by any of the following methods:

  • Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting “Information Collection 9000-0157” under the heading “Enter Keyword or ID” and selecting “Search”. Select the link “Submit a Comment” that corresponds with “Information Collection 9000-0157”. Follow the instructions provided at the “Submit a Comment” screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Information Collection 9000-0157” on your attached document.
  • Fax: 202-501-4067.
  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417. Attn: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0157.

Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0157, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Curtis Glover, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501-1448 or e-mail Curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

Standard Form 330, Part I is used by all Executive agencies to obtain information from architect-engineer firms interested in a particular project. The information on the form is reviewed by a selection panel composed of professional people and assists the panel in selecting the most qualified architect-engineer firm to perform the specific project. The form is designed to provide a uniform method for architect-engineer firms to submit information on experience, personnel, capabilities of the architect-engineer firm to perform along with information on the consultants they expect to collaborate with on the specific project.

Standard Form 330, Part II is used by all Executive agencies to obtain general uniform information about a firm's experience in architect-engineering projects. Architect-engineer firms are encouraged to update the form annually. The information obtained on this form is used to determine if a firm should be solicited for architect-engineer projects.

A notice published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 20351, on April 12, 2011. One comment was received.

General Comment

A respondent suggested including language in Section F, item 24 of the SF 330 to inform contractors they can submit photos and/or graphics that are relevant to the projects described in this section.

Agency Response

The ability for contractors to submit photos and/or graphics is contingent on the government requesting this type of information for their evaluation, and is addressed under the Standard Form 330 instructions (Page 2 of Instructions, number 24). These instructions state that the contractor is to enter any other information requested by the agency for each example project.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 5,000.

Responses per Respondent: 4.

Total Responses: 20,000.

Hours per Response: 29.

Total Burden Hours: 580,000.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Branch (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0157, Architect-Engineer Qualifications (SF 330), in all correspondence.

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Dated: September 1, 2011.

Laura Auletta,

Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2011-22870 Filed 9-6-11; 8:45 am]

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