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Transmittal Notice 12-03


TN 2012-03
03/05/12

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this Transmittal Notice (TN) is to transmit a copy of the Part 9, Chapter 6, "Assisted Acquisitions," Indian Health Manual (IHM).  This chapter establishes the policy, procedures, and responsibilities for managing assisted acquisitions in the Indian Health Service (IHS).  All assisted acquisitions must be supported by an Interagency Agreement (IA) and an Assisted Contracting Determination and Finding.  An IA serves two purposes in an interagency acquisition.  First, the IA establishes the general terms and conditions that govern the relationship between the requesting agency and the servicing agency.  Second, the IA provides information that is required to demonstrate a bona fide need and authorize the transfer and obligation of funds.

/Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H./
Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H.
Director
Indian Health Service

MATERIAL TRANSMITTED

Part 9, Chapter 6, "Assisted Acquisitions," IHM


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED

None.


MANUAL MAINTENANCE

Insert the attached copy of Part 9, Chapter 6, "Assisted Acquisitions," IHM, including the chapter Table of Contents, in its place after Part 9, Chapter 5, IHM.  Log and file this TN in sequential order.



Distribution:  IHS wide
Date:  March 5, 2012


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