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Information Collection; Place of Performance

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


Notice of request for public 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 currently approved information collection requirement concerning place of performance.


Submit comments on or before January 2, 2018.


Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-0047, Place of Performance by any of the following methods:

Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB Control number 9000-0047. Select the link “Comment Now” that corresponds with “Information Collection 9000-0047, Place of Performance”. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Information Collection 9000-0047 Place of Performance” on your attached document.

  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Lois Mandell/IC 9000-0047, Place of Performance.

Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0047 Place of Performance, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

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Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division at 202-208-4949 or email

A. Purpose

The information relative to the place of performance and owner of plant or facility, if other than the prospective contractor, is a basic requirement when contracting for supplies or services (including construction). A prospective contractor must affirmatively demonstrate its responsibility. Hence, the Government must be apprised of this information prior to award. The contracting officer must know the place of performance and the owner of the plant or facility to (1) determine bidder responsibility; (2) determine price reasonableness; (3) conduct plant or source inspections; and (4) determine whether the prospective contractor is a manufacturer or a regular dealer.

The information is used to determine the prospective contractor's eligibility for awards and to assure proper preparation of the contract. Prospective contractors are only required to submit place of performance information on an exceptional basis; that is, whenever the place of performance for a specific solicitation is different from the address of the prospective contractor as indicated in the proposal.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Time required to read, prepare, and record information is estimated at 2.73 minutes per completion. The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) shows that for fiscal year 2016, there were 1,960,218 solicitations that would have contained the two provisions (including contracts and orders, excluding modifications) for manufacturing in the United States. The 1,960,218 actions will be used as the new basis for total annual responses.

Respondents: 16,754.

Responses per Respondent: 117.

Total Responses: 1,960,218.

Hours per Response: .0455.

Total Burden Hours: 89,190.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Reporting Frequency: On occasion.

C. Public Comments

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.

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. 9000-0047, Place of Performance, in all correspondence.

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Dated: October 31, 2017.

Lorin S. Curit,

Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2017-23980 Filed 11-2-17; 8:45 am]