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Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested

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AGENCY:

U.S. Agency for International Development.

ACTION:

Notice of public information collections.

SUMMARY:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is making efforts to reduce the paperwork burden and invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act for 1995. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed or continuing collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before April 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Address all comments concerning this notice to Lyudmila Bond, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/P), Room 867, SA-44, Washington, DC 20523-2052. Send comments, identified by title of the action, by any of the following methods:

Email: lbond@usaid.gov.

Mail: USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition & Assistance, Policy Division, Room 867, SA-44, Washington, DC 20523-2052.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

M/OAA/P, Ms. Lyudmila Bond, Room 867, SA-44, NW., U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC 20523-2053. Telephone (202) 567-4753; internet: lbond@usaid.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB No: OMB 0412-0520.

Form No.: AID 1420-17.

Title: Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet.

Type of Review: Renewal of Information Collection.

Purpose: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is authorized to make contracts with any corporation, international organization, or other body of persons in or outside of the United States in furtherance of the purposes and within limitations of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA). The information collections requirements placed on the public are published in 48 CFR chapter 7, and include such items as the Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet and Performance and Progress Reports (AIDAR 752.7026). These are all USAID unique procurement requirements. The pre-award requirements are based on a need for prudent management in the determination that an offeror either has or can obtain the ability to competently manage development assistance programs utilizing public funds.

The requirements for information collection during the post-award period are based on the need to administer public funds prudently.

Annual Reporting Burden:

Respondents: 14,570.

Total annual responses: 31,337.

Total annual hours requested: 42,700 hours.

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Dated: January 19, 2014.

Aman S. Djahanbani,

Procurement Executive.

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