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 service contracting.
Submit comments on or before December 24, 2018.
Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, 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 9000-0152, Service Contracting”. Follow the instructions provided at the “Submit a Comment” screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Information Collection 9000-0152, Service Contracting” on your attached document.
Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0152, Service Contracting.
Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0152, Service Contracting, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202-501-1448 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The policies implemented at FAR 37.115, Uncompensated Overtime, are based on Section 834 of Public Law 101-510 (10 U.S.C. 2331). The policies require insertion of FAR provision 52.237-10, Identification of Uncompensated Overtime, in all solicitations valued at or above the simplified acquisition threshold, for professional or technical services to be acquired on the basis of the number of hours to be provided.
The provision requires that offerors identify uncompensated overtime hours, in excess of 40 hours per week, and the uncompensated overtime rate for direct charge Fair Labor Standards Act—exempt personnel. This permits Government contracting officers to ascertain cost realism of proposed labor rates for professional employees and discourages the use of uncompensated overtime.
B. Annual Reporting Burden
The burden placed on offerors is the time required to identify and support any hours in excess of 40 hours per week included in their proposal or subcontractor's proposal. It is estimated that there will be 27,546 service contracts awarded annually at $150,000 or more, of which 65 percent, or 17,905, contracts will be competitively awarded. About seven proposals will be received for each contract award. Of the total 125,335 (17,905 × 7) proposals received, only 25 percent, or 31,334, proposals are expected to include uncompensated overtime hours. It is estimated that offerors will take about Start Printed Page 5387630 minutes to identify and support any hours in excess of 40 hours per week included in their proposal or subcontractor's proposal.
Number of Respondents: 31,334.
Responses per Respondent: 1.
Total Annual Responses: 31,334.
Average Burden Hours per Response: .5.
Total Burden Hours: 15,667.
C. Public Comments
Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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. 9000-0152, Service Contracting, in all correspondence.
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Dated: October 18, 2018.
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-23354 Filed 10-24-18; 8:45 am]
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