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Administrative Delegation #2

JUL 19 1994

Administrative #2

TO: Director
Phoenix Area

FROM: Associate Director
Office of Information Resources Management

SUBJECT: Increase in Procurement Authority for the Acquisition of Federal Information Processing (FIP) Resources


Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Associate Director, Office of Information Resources Management, by the Director of Headquarters Operations, on July 19, 1994, I hereby delegate to the Director, Phoenix Area, the authority for the acquisition of Federal Information Processing (FIP) Resources, including Public Law 93-638 contracts, for the Phoenix Areas as follows:

  1. Delegation of Procurement Authority is:  $100,000 per requirement for acquisition of FIP resources.
  2. For FIP acquisitions from Federal Supply Schedules, the order limit is the maximum order limitation of the schedule or $250,000, whichever is less.
  3. For all other requirements, authority must be obtained from the Associate Director, Office of Information Resources Management.


This authority may be redelegated to the Phoenix Area Information Systems Coordinator.


This delegation of authority is to be used to permit the Phoenix Area to function as a "Reinvention Laboratory" pursuant to the National Performance Review.

The information requirements of this delegation are to be administered by the Associate Director, Office of Information Resources Management, and is to be used in conjunction with established procedures published in the Indian Health Manual, Part 5, Chapter 17, Acquisition of Federal Information Processing Resources.

For FIP acquisitions that exceed the delegated authority identified above, IHS officials will continue to seek specific acquisition delegations in accordance with existing IHS, GSA, Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), and Public Health Service (PHS) Information Resources Management (IRM) policies.

With this increased authority comes the responsibility to comply with the applicable GSA policies, presented in the FIRMR, HHS policies, presented in the HHS IRM Manual and supplemented by the DHHS IRM Circular series, and PHS IRM policies, presented in the PHS IRM Manual.  Compliance with all of these policies will be monitored through triennial reviews of the IRM programs of the IHS.


Previous regulatory delegations of procurement authority for the acquisition of FIP resources, issued by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) in PHS IRM Manual Chapter 4-10-90 Approval Process for Federal Information Processing (FIP) Resources Within PHS Agencies, and referenced in PHS Chapter 4-30 Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) for the Procurement of FIP Resources and PHS Chapter 4-35 OASH Agency Procurement Request (APR) Approval Thresholds for FIP Resources, are obsolete as of the date of this memorandum.  Exhibit 4-10-A, PHS IRM Manual Chapter 4-10, will be updated in the near future to reflect the procurement authority described above, and possibly other increases which may be forthcoming from GSA.


This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/Richard M. Church
Richard M. Church
Assistant Surgeon General

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