Adminitrative Delegation #55
|SUBJECT:||Delegation of Authority, Administrative #55, "Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Title I"|
Pursuant to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, as amended, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Director is authorized to administer programs "under which health care is provided to Indians based upon their status as Indians which are administered by the Secretary, including programs under ... the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act" (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. § 5301 et seq. 25 U.S.C. § 1661(c)(3)(E). ISDEAA contracts are not subject to or administered under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), 25 U.S.C. § 5324(a)(1). Except as delegated herein, the authority to award and decline contracts and subsequent modifications to contracts awarded under Title I rests with the IHS Director.
I hereby delegate to those individuals listed below the authorities under Title I of the ISDEAA, 25 U.S.C. §§ 5321-5332, including the authority to award and decline contracts and subsequent modifications to contracts awarded under Title I, as amended.
TO WHOM DELEGATED
|TO WHOM DELEGATED||AREA OF AUTHORITY||DOLLAR THRESHOLD
|IHS Deputy Director||IHS Service Wide||$50 million & above|
|Area Directors, IHS Area Offices||Respective Population Served Within Scope of Organizational Responsibility||Up to $50 million|
|Area Chief Contracting Officer||Respective Population Served Within Scope of Organizational Responsibility||Up to $50 million|
These authorities shall be exercised in accordance with all applicable ISDEAA regulations issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and in accordance with all other regulations issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
All approvals to award or decline contracts and subsequent modifications to contracts shall be in writing. All substantive issues must be resolved prior to granting approval.
AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE
These authorities may not be redelegated.
- This delegation does not include entering into agreements to settle Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims for unpaid contract support costs, which require the approval of the Director, Indian Health Service.
- This delegation limits the authority of an Area Director/Contracting Officer to issue a declination letter pursuant to 25 U.S.C. § 5321, requiring Headquarters Leadership Team review and clearance prior to issuance of the letter.
- This delegation does not include the authority for the execution of Service-wide Construction Contracting as specified under Special General Memorandum 2015-04.
This delegation supersedes the Indian Health Manual, Part 1, Chapter 11, "Authorized Dollar Thresholds - P.L. 93-638 Contracts & Grants By Area," dated February 17, 1981.
This delegation is effective on the date of signature.
RADM Chris Buchanan, R.E.H.S., M.P.H.
Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS
Indian Health Service
Area Chief Contracting Officers