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Submission for OMB Review; Small Business Size Rerepresentation

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




Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding small business size rerepresentation.


Submit comments on or before May 14, 2021.


Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

Additionally, submit a copy to GSA through and follow the instructions on the site. This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier comments.

Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000-0163, Small Business Size Rerepresentation. Comments received generally will be posted without change to, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. If there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or

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Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202-969-7207, or

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A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s)

9000-0163, Small Business Size Rerepresentation.

B. Needs and Uses

This clearance covers the information that contractors must submit to comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements:

52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation. This clause requires contractors who originally represented themselves as a small business for a contract award to rerepresent their size and socioeconomic status at the prime contract level by updating their representations in the Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM). Contractors are also required to notify the contracting officer by email, or otherwise in writing, that the rerepresentations have been made, and provide the date on which they were made.

Small business contractors are required to rerepresent their size and socioeconomic status upon occurrence of any of the following:

  • Within 30 days after execution of a novation agreement or within 30 days after modification of the contract to include FAR clause 52.219-28 if the novation agreement was executed prior to inclusion of this clause in the contract.
  • Within 30 days after a merger or acquisition that does not require a novation or within 30 days after modification of the contract to include FAR clause 52.219-28 if the merger or acquisition occurred prior to inclusion of this clause in the contract.
  • For long-term contracts—

Within 60 to 120 days prior to the end of the fifth year of the contract; and

Within 60 to 120 days prior to the date specified in the contract for exercising any option thereafter.

  • When contracting officers explicitly require it for an order issued under a multiple-award contract.

The collected information is used by the Small Business Administration, Congress, Federal agencies and the general public for various reasons such as determining if agencies are meeting statutory goals, set-aside determinations, and market research.

C. Annual Burden

Respondents: 2,647.

Total Annual Responses: 4,029.

Total Burden Hours: 2,014.5.

D. Public Comment

A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 86 FR 8019, on February 3, 2021. No comments were received.

Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division, by calling 202-501-4755 or emailing Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0163, Small Business Size Rerepresentation.

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Janet Fry,

Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2021-07568 Filed 4-13-21; 8:45 am]