Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension of an existing OMB clearance.
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 concerning limitation of costs/funds.
Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 February 19, 2013.
Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds by any of the following methods:
Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link “Submit a Comment” that corresponds with “Information Collection 9000-0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds”. Follow the instructions provided at the “Submit a Comment” screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Information Collection 9000-0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds” on your attached document.
Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds.
Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds, 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501-3221 or email Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firms performing under Federal cost-reimbursement contracts are required to notify the contracting officer in writing whenever they have reason to believe—
(1) The costs the contractors expect to incur under the contracts in the next 60 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of the contracts; or
(2) The total cost for the performance of the contracts will be greater or substantially less than estimated. As a part of the notification, the contractors must provide a revised estimate of total cost.
B. Annual Reporting Burden
Based on Federal Procurement Data System data for Fiscal Year 2011, the number of responses for the type of actions related to this information collection requirement increased from 53,456 to 57,460. As a result, there is an upward adjustment to the estimated burden hours since the last notice for an extension to this information collection published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 56639, November 2, 2009.
Responses per Respondent: 15.96999.
Annual Responses: 57,460.
Hours per Response: .5.
Total Burden Hours: 28,730.
Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds, in all correspondence.
Dated: December 8, 2012.
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmnetwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-30514 Filed 12-18-12; 8:45 am]
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