Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA).
Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance.
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 regarding preparation, submission, and negotiation of subcontracting plans.
This information collection will ensure that small and small, disadvantaged business concerns are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in negotiated procurements. The Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of the Subcontracting Plans provision requires for all negotiated solicitations, having an anticipated award value over $650,000 ($1,500,000 for construction), the submission of a subcontracting plan with an offeror's proposal. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 27308 on May 13, 2015. No Comments were received.
Submit comments on or before: September 4, 2015.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Christina Mullins, Procurement Analyst, General Services Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, 202-969-4066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans by any of the following methods:
Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link “Submit a Comment” that corresponds with “Information Collection 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans”. Follow the instructions provided at the “Submit a Comment” screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Information Collection 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans” on your attached document.
Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans.
Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans, 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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The GSAR provision at 552.219-72 requires all offerors, other than small business concerns, responding to a negotiated solicitation to submit a subcontracting plan with their respective offers so that a plan can be negotiated concurrently with other parts of the proposal, including price and any technical and management proposals. The respondents are potential GSA contractors. The provision may be used when the contracting officer believes that the potential contract provides significant opportunities for small businesses as subcontractors.
The contracting officer will use the information to evaluate whether GSA's expectation that subcontracting opportunities exist for small businesses is reasonable under the circumstances; negotiate goals consistent with statutory requirements and acquisition objectives; and expedite the award process. The provision is not applicable if an offeror submits a previously-approved commercial subcontracting plan.
B. Annual Reporting Burden
Responses per Respondent: 1.
Total Annual Responses: 1,440.
Hours per Response: 12.
Total Burden Hours: 17,280.
C. Public Comments
Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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.Start Printed Page 46585
Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0252, Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans, in all correspondence.
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Dated: July 30, 2015.
Jeffrey A. Koses,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy, Senior Procurement Executive.
[FR Doc. 2015-19222 Filed 8-4-15; 8:45 am]
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