Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


[OMB Control No. 9000-0027; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 26]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Value Engineering Requirements

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension of a previously existing OMB clearance.
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 to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Value Engineering Requirements. A notice was published in theFederal Registerat 77 FR 43076, on July 23, 2012. No comments were received.

Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 5, 2012.
ADDRESSES: * comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link "Submit a Comment" that corresponds with "Information Collection 9000-0027, Value Engineering Requirements". Follow the instructions provided at the "Submit a Comment" screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and "Information Collection 9000-0027,Value Engineering Requirements" on your attached document.


*Mail:General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0027, Value Engineering Requirements.

Instructions:Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0027, Value Engineering Requirements, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501-1448 or email
A. Purpose

Per Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 48, value engineering is the technique by which contractors (1) voluntarily suggest methods for performing more economically and share in any resulting savings or (2) are required to establish a program to identify and submit to the Government methods for performing more economically. These recommendations are submitted to the Government as value engineering change proposals (VECP's) and they must include specific information. This information is needed to enable the Government to evaluate the VECP and, if accepted, to arrange for an equitable sharing plan.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Based on adjustments to the number of respondents using Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Procurement Data System Data, the number of responses and the estimated hours, the annual estimated reporting burden increased from the noticed published in theFederal Registerat 77 FR 43076, on July 23, 2012.


Responses per Respondent:2.

Annual Responses:3,868.

Hours per Response:15.

Total Burden Hours:58,020.

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. 9000-0027, Value Engineering Requirements, in all correspondence.

Dated: October 31, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division,Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.