Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension without change of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate bidder's qualification and to support claims for price adjustment due to delay in construction caused by severe weather.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 1, 2014.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Waleska Pierantoni-Monge, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420; or email: email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0623” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Waleska Pierantoni-Monge at (202) 632-5400, Fax 202-343-1434.
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Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501—3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236.91.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0623.
Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.Start Printed Page 5529
Abstract: VAAR Clause 852.236.91 requires bidders to furnish information on previous experience, technical qualifications, financial resources, and facilities available to perform the work. The clause also requires contractors submitting a claim for price adjustment due to severe weather delay to provide climatologically data covering the period of the claim and covering the same period for the ten preceding years. VA uses the data collected to evaluate the bidder's qualification and responsibility, and to evaluate the contractor's claims for contract price adjustment due to weather-related delays.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.
Estimated Annual Burden: 778 hours.
a. Qualifications Data: 758 hours.
b. Weather Data: 20 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 1 hour, 30 mins.
a. Qualifications Data: 30 min.
b. Weather Data: 1 hour.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,536.
a. Qualifications Data: 1,516
b. Weather Data: 20.
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Dated: January 27, 2014.
By direction of the Secretary.
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-01907 Filed 1-30-14; 8:45 am]
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