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Administrative Delegation #2


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

DEC 18 1995
Administrative #2

TO: Director of Headquarters Operations

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Procurement Authority, Federal Information Processing Resources

Authority Delegated and To Whom

Pursuant to the authority delegated from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Management and Budget) to the Public Health Service (PHS) Agency Heads, dated August 23, 1995, I hereby delegate to the Director of Headquarters Operations, Indian Health Service (IHS), the authority to acquire federal information processing (FIP) resources up to $20 million competitive and $10 million noncompetitive.

Redelegation

This authority may be redelegated to the Associate Director, Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM), IHS.  The Associate Director, OIRM, may further delegate all or part of this authority.

Information and Guidance

Only the information requirements of this delegation are to be administered by the Associate Director, OIRM.  The acquisition of FIP resources approved by the Associate Director, OIRM, or his/her designee, can only be authorized by a contracting officer who has been appointed in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations subpart 1.6.

For FIP resources acquisitions that exceed the delegated authority identified above, IHS officials will seek specific acquisition delegations in accordance with the Federal Information Resources Management Regulations (FIRMR) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) information resources management policies as presented in the HHS Information Resources Management (IRM) Manual.

With this increased authority comes the responsibility to comply with the applicable General Services Administration policies, the FIRMR, the HHS IRM manual, and the PHS IRM manual.  Compliance to all policy requirements shall be monitored by the IHS OIRM through triennial reviews of the IHS IRM programs.

Supersedure

This delegation of authority supersedes my delegation of July 19, 1994, to the Director of Headquarters Operations, IHS.

Effective Date

This delegation of authority is effective upon date of signature.

/Michael Trujillo, M.D./
Michael H. Trujillo, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Surgeon General


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