[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 30265]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12331]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0163; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 6]


Submission for OMB Review; Small Business Size Representation

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

ACTION: Notice of request for an extension to an existing OMB 
clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of a previously approved 
information collection requirement regarding small business size 
representation. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 
13329, on March 6, 2012. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0163, Small Business Size Representation, 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 9000-0163, Small Business Size 
Representation''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0163, Small Business Size 
Representation'' on your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: 
Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Karlos Morgan, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501-
0044 or karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.301 and the FAR clause at 
52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Representation implement 
the Small Business Administration (SBA) Final Rule (71 FR 66434), Small 
Business Size Regulations; Size for Purposes of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Contracts, Multiple Award Schedule Contracts and Other 
Long-Term Contracts; 8(a) Business Development/Small Disadvantaged 
Business; Business Status Determinations. FAR 19.301 and the FAR clause 
at 52.219-28, requires that contractors represent size status by 
updating their representations and certifications at the prime contract 
level in the Online Representations and Certifications Application 
(ORCA)., and notify the contracting office that it has made the 
required representation.
    The purpose of implementing small business rerepresentation in the 
FAR is to ensure that small business size status is accurately 
represented and reported over the life of long-term contracts. The FAR 
also provides for provisions designed to ensure more accurate reporting 
of size status for contracts that are novated, merged or acquired by 
another business. This information is used by the SBA, 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.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 10,000.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Hours per Response: 0.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,000.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0163, Small Business Size Rerepresentation, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: May 16, 2012.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-12331 Filed 5-21-12; 8:45 am]
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