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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts

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Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury.




The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The public is invited to submit comments on the collection(s) listed below.


Written comments must be received on or before October 29, 2018.


You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

Email: The subject line should contain the OMB number and title for which you are commenting.

Mail: Thomas O'Linn, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Metropolitan Square, Suite 6B113, Washington DC 20220.

All responses to this notice will be included in the request for OMB's approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

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Requests for additional information or a copy of the information collection can be directed to the addresses provided above.

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Title: Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts.

OMB Control Number: 1505-0081.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: Treasury Bureaus and the Office of the Procurement Executive collect information when inviting firms to submit proposals for public contracts for supplies and services. The information collection is necessary for compliance with the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (41 U.S.C. 251 et seq.), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (48 CFR Chapter 1) and applicable acquisition regulations. Information requested of offerors is specific to each procurement solicitation, and is required for Treasury to properly evaluate the capabilities and experience of potential contractors who desire to provide the supplies or services to be acquired.

Form: None.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,781.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Hours per Response: 9.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 214,029.

Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information.

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Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

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Dated: August 24, 2018.

Spencer W. Clark,

Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-18761 Filed 8-28-18; 8:45 am]