Modifications (Multiple Award Schedules): GSAR Part Affected: 552.238-82

ICR 202206-3090-001

OMB: 3090-0302

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3090-0302 202206-3090-001
Received in OIRA 201907-3090-004
Modifications (Multiple Award Schedules): GSAR Part Affected: 552.238-82
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/15/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 08/31/2022
14,200 28,752
49,700 100,632
2,918,384 6,842,976

The information being collected is required by General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) clause 552.238-82, Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule). The GSAR clause requires GSA FSS Contractors to submit information that supports their request for a contract modification. The clause specifically covers only the following three types of contract modification: additional items/additional SINs, deletions, and price reduction.


Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 19936 04/06/2022
87 FR 36127 06/15/2022

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Modifications (Multiple Award Schedules): GSAR Part Affected: 552.238-82

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 14,200 28,752 0 -14,552 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 49,700 100,632 0 -50,932 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 2,918,384 6,842,976 0 -3,924,592 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
For Items 12, an updated estimated # of respondents (year) was used. This number is calculated by adding the total number of GSA FSS contracts for fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021 and then dividing that number by 3 (note the actual number came to 14,199.6, however only a whole number can be used for this purpose. As a result, the number was rounded up to 14,200). The decrease in this number may be a result of the GSA FSS consolidation effort. The consolidation effort enabled existing GSA FSS Contractors to have only a single GSA FSS contract versus having two or more contracts. For Item 12, an updated estimated # of submissions per respondent was used. This number is calculated by dividing the average # of modifications issued by the estimated # of respondents (year), then in this instance rounding down to the nearest whole number. The average # of modifications issued was calculated by adding the total number of modifications issued during fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021 that were identified as deletions, additions, and pricing and then dividing the number by 3. The decrease in this number can be attributed to an improved methodology for estimating the number of requests per GSA FSS contract (year). In this case, the data collection for this information collection has improved to the extent that GSA is now able to identify the type of modification issued during a given fiscal year. Being able to make this distinction is important as the GSAR clause tied to this information collection only covers three types of modifications: deletions, additions (i.e., items/additional SINs), and price reductions. Note. At this point in time, GSA is unable to verify whether not a particular modification identified as falling into one of these three categories is actually attributed to the GSAR clause covered by this information collection. As a result, it is possible that the number provided is higher than the actual number. For example, not every pricing modification falls under this GSAR clause given there are price increases, price reductions, and other changes that impact pricing. This GSAR clause only addresses price reductions. For Items 12 & 14, an updated estimated cost per hour (i.e., hourly rate) was used. This number is based on the OPM GS-12, Step 5 salary of $43.10 per hour (see OPM Salary Table 2022-GS, Effective January 2022), plus a fringe factor of 36.25% ($15.62) (see OMB Memo M-08-13 for use in public-private competition). For Item 14, an updated estimate total # of submissions (year) was used. The updated number used here is the same number used in Item 12 for the estimated total # of submissions (year). The decrease in this number can be attributed to the aforementioned improved methodology for estimating the number of modification requests covered by this information collection as well as possibly the GSA FSS Consolidation effort.

Thomas O'Linn 202 445-0390 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
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    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
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