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Administrative Delegation #1


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20857
MAR 18 1993

Administrative #1

TO: Director
Division of Contracts and Grants Policy

FROM: Associate Director
Office of Administration and Management

SUBJECT: Delegation of Acquisition Authorities

AUTHORITY DELEGATED AND TO WHOM

Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Associate Director, Office of Administration and Management, Indian Health Service (IHS), on March 17, 1993, I hereby delegate to the Director, Division of Contracts and Grants Policy, IHS, the acquisition authority to conduct the acquisition program of IHS, to be exercised IHS-wide.  This includes the authority to award, modify, administer, and terminate contracts and other acquisition instruments, and to appoint contracting officers.

You are designated the "Principal Official Responsible for Acquisition (PORA)" and shall exercise those authorities in accordance with, and to the extent permitted by the Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulations (HHSAR), "Head of the Contracting Activity", and shall exercise those authorities in Title 48, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 3, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Title 48, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1.

REDELEGATIONS

"Principal Official Responsible for Acquisition" authorities may be redelegated, but only as specified in the HHSAR, or in the absence of coverage in the HHSAR, the FAR.  Redelegations outside or below the authority levels permitted by the HHSAR, or in the absence of HHSAR coverage, the FAR, are prohibited.

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

These authorities shall be exercised in accordance with legislative, regulatory, policy and procedural provisions, including those under the HHSAR and PHS supplements thereto, the FAR, IHS Contract Policy Letters, and IHS Acquisition Operating Instructions.

PRIOR DELEGATIONS

This delegation supersedes the delegation contained in the Indian Health Manual, Part 1, Chapter 5, Exhibit 1-5.2H-3, Subject:  Acquisition and Related Delegations of Authority, Transmittal Notice 85.5 dated June 28, 1985.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/George Buzzard/
George Buzzard


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