Delegation of Procurement Authority and Chief Acquisition Officer Functions, 46240-46241 [2013-18294]

Download as PDF 46240 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices delegated to the Senior Procurement Executive remain with the Chief Acquisition Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5701–D–01] Designations of Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive Office of the Secretary, HUD. Notice of designations and delegation of authority. AGENCY: ACTION: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to delegate functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. In this notice the Secretary of HUD designates the Deputy Secretary as the Chief Acquisition Officer and designates the Chief Procurement Officer as the Senior Procurement Executive. DATES: Effective Date: July 24, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa D. Maguire, Assistant Chief Procurement Officer for Policy and Systems, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 5276, Washington, DC 20410–3000; telephone number 202– 708–0294 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice includes the Department’s designations of the Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive. Previously, the designations were set forth in a Federal Register notice published on August 30, 2011 (76 FR 53936). Accordingly, the Secretary hereby revokes the August 30, 2011, designations and designates as follows: SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Section A. Designation of Chief Acquisition Officer 1. The Deputy Secretary is designated to serve as the Department’s Chief Acquisition Officer. Functions of the Chief Acquisition Officer are outlined at 41 U.S.C. 414. If the Deputy Secretary position is vacant, the Senior Procurement Executive will perform all of the duties and functions of the Chief Acquisition Officer. 2. The authority of the Chief Acquisition Officer includes the authority to redelegate any of the duties and functions of the Chief Acquisition Officer to the Senior Procurement Executive. Such delegations will be made via separate notice published in the Federal Register. Any functions not VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Section B. Designation of Senior Procurement Executive 1. The Chief Procurement Officer is designated as the Department’s Senior Procurement Executive. 2. The Senior Procurement Executive shall report directly to the Deputy Secretary, without intervening authority, for all procurement-related matters. 3. The authority of the Senior Procurement Executive includes the authority to redelegate the duties and functions of the Senior Procurement Executive. Section C. Authority Superseded This designation revokes and supersedes all previous designations concerning the Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive. Authority: 41 U.S.C. 414; section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)). Dated: July 24, 2013. Shaun Donovan, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–18291 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5701–D–02] Delegation of Procurement Authority and Chief Acquisition Officer Functions Office of the Secretary, HUD. Notice of delegation of authority. AGENCY: ACTION: In this notice, the Deputy Secretary of HUD, as the Chief Acquisition Officer, delegates procurement authority and certain Chief Acquisition Officer functions to the Senior Procurement Executive. DATES: Effective Date: July 23, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa D. Maguire, Assistant Chief Procurement Officer for Policy and Systems, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 5276, Washington, DC 20410–3000; telephone number 202– 708–0294 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 This notice delegates procurement authority and certain functions from the Chief Acquisition Officer to the Senior Procurement Executive. This notice also revises the delegation to the Senior Procurement Executive to include these functions. Accordingly, and in accordance with the authority set forth in the designation of the Deputy Secretary as the Chief Acquisition Officer, published elsewhere in today’s Federal Register, the Deputy Secretary as Chief Acquisition Officer, delegates as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section A. Delegation of Authority and Functions to the Senior Procurement Executive 1. The Senior Procurement Executive is delegated authority to perform the following functions of the Chief Acquisition Officer, set forth in 41 U.S.C. 414: a. Monitoring the performance of the Department’s acquisition activity and acquisition programs, evaluating the performance of those programs on the basis of applicable performance measurements, and advising the Chief Acquisition Officer and the Secretary regarding the appropriate business strategy to achieve the mission of the Department; b. Increasing the use of full and open competition in the acquisition of property and services by establishing policies, procedures, and practices that ensure that the Department receives a sufficient number of sealed bids or competitive proposals from responsible sources, to fulfill the Federal Government’s requirements (including performance and delivery schedules) at the lowest cost or best value considering the nature of the property or service procured; c. Increasing appropriate use of performance-based contracting and performance specifications; d. Making acquisition decisions consistent with all applicable laws and establishing clear lines of authority, accountability, and responsibility for acquisition decisionmaking within the Department; e. Managing the direction of acquisition policy for the Department, including development and implementation of the unique acquisition policies, regulations, and standards of the Department; f. Developing and maintaining the Department’s Acquisition Career Management Program to ensure that there is an adequate professional workforce, including working with the Department’s Chief Human Capital Officer and principal program managers E:\FR\FM\30JYN2.SGM 30JYN2 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 to develop and implement an annual Acquisition Human Capital Plan; g. As part of the strategic planning and performance evaluation process required under section 306 of title 5 and sections 1105(a)(28), 1115, 1116, and 9703 of title 31: (1) Assessing the requirements established for Department personnel regarding knowledge and skill in acquisition resources management and the adequacy of such requirements for facilitating the achievement of the performance goals established for acquisition management; (2) In order to rectify any deficiency in meeting such requirements, developing strategies and specific plans for hiring, training, and professional development; and (3) Reporting to the Chief Acquisition Officer or, as directed by the Chief Acquisition Officer, to the Secretary on the progress made in improving acquisition management capability; h. Promoting a high-performing, ethical, and dynamic supplier base by: (1) Ensuring the timely completion of complete and accurate contractor past performance assessments; and (2) Ensuring the submission and use of contractor business integrity data; and i. Prioritizing efforts that help the Department buy smarter, specifically; (1) Working with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) to increase the Department’s use of governmentwide and agencywide strategic sourcing vehicles to save money and reduce duplication; (2) Identifying goals for increasing competition and reducing the use of high-risk contracts, and tracking agency progress toward these goals; (3) Supporting the agency’s CIO in ongoing information technology (IT) portfolio investment reviews and working with the CIO to determine how best to support high risk IT acquisition, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 such as through the development of a specialized IT acquisition cadre; and (4) Working with the CFO to target administrative savings opportunities. 2. The Chief Acquisition Officer retains all functions not delegated to the Senior Procurement Executive in section A of this notice. 3. The Senior Procurement Executive is also delegated the authority to exercise all duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Secretary with respect to departmental procurement activities. The authority delegated to the Senior Procurement Executive includes the following duties, responsibilities, and powers: a. Authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate all procurement contracts (as well as interagency agreements entered into under the authority of the Economy Act) for property and services required by the Department, and make related determinations and findings; b. Authority to order the sanctions of debarment, suspension, and/or limited denial of participation pursuant to 48 CFR 2409.7001 and 2 CFR part 2424; c. Responsibility for procurement program development, including: (1) Implementation of procurement initiatives, best practices, and reforms; and (2) In coordination with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, determination of specific areas where governmentwide performance standards should be applied and development of relevant Departmentwide procurement policies, regulations, and standards. 4. The Senior Procurement Executive is authorized to issue rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the authority delegated under this section A. Section B. Authorities that the Senior Procurement Executive May Redelegate The Senior Procurement Executive may redelegate, by use of contracting PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 46241 officer Certificates of Appointment that clearly define the limits of the delegated authority, the following authority: 1. The procurement authority in section A.3. to qualified personnel within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer. 2. Limited purchasing authority to other qualified departmental employees, as follows: a. Simplified acquisitions (FAR Part 13), including the Government Purchase Card purchases; and b. Issuance of delivery and task orders under contracts established by other Federal Government sources in accordance with FAR Part 8, or under prepriced indefinite-delivery contracts established by the Department. Section C. No Authority to Redelegate The authorities delegated in section B that may be redelegated from the Senior Procurement Executive do not include the authority to further redelegate. Section D. Authority Superseded This delegation of authority supersedes all previous delegations concerning the Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive and revokes and supersedes all previous delegations of authority to the Senior Procurement Executive. Federal Register notices published on August 30, 2011, entitled ‘‘Designation by the Chief Procurement Officer of Contracting Officers’’ (76 FR 53936) and ‘‘Order of Succession for the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer’’ (76 FR 53938) remain in full force and effect. Authority: 41 U.S.C. 414; section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)). Dated: July 23, 2013. Maurice A. Jones, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–18294 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\30JYN2.SGM 30JYN2

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46240-46241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18294]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5701-D-02]


Delegation of Procurement Authority and Chief Acquisition Officer 
Functions

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of delegation of authority.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Deputy Secretary of HUD, as the Chief 
Acquisition Officer, delegates procurement authority and certain Chief 
Acquisition Officer functions to the Senior Procurement Executive.

DATES: Effective Date: July 23, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa D. Maguire, Assistant Chief 
Procurement Officer for Policy and Systems, Office of the Chief 
Procurement Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 5276, Washington, DC 20410-3000; telephone number 
202-708-0294 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or 
speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice delegates procurement authority 
and certain functions from the Chief Acquisition Officer to the Senior 
Procurement Executive. This notice also revises the delegation to the 
Senior Procurement Executive to include these functions. Accordingly, 
and in accordance with the authority set forth in the designation of 
the Deputy Secretary as the Chief Acquisition Officer, published 
elsewhere in today's Federal Register, the Deputy Secretary as Chief 
Acquisition Officer, delegates as follows:

Section A. Delegation of Authority and Functions to the Senior 
Procurement Executive

    1. The Senior Procurement Executive is delegated authority to 
perform the following functions of the Chief Acquisition Officer, set 
forth in 41 U.S.C. 414:
    a. Monitoring the performance of the Department's acquisition 
activity and acquisition programs, evaluating the performance of those 
programs on the basis of applicable performance measurements, and 
advising the Chief Acquisition Officer and the Secretary regarding the 
appropriate business strategy to achieve the mission of the Department;
    b. Increasing the use of full and open competition in the 
acquisition of property and services by establishing policies, 
procedures, and practices that ensure that the Department receives a 
sufficient number of sealed bids or competitive proposals from 
responsible sources, to fulfill the Federal Government's requirements 
(including performance and delivery schedules) at the lowest cost or 
best value considering the nature of the property or service procured;
    c. Increasing appropriate use of performance-based contracting and 
performance specifications;
    d. Making acquisition decisions consistent with all applicable laws 
and establishing clear lines of authority, accountability, and 
responsibility for acquisition decisionmaking within the Department;
    e. Managing the direction of acquisition policy for the Department, 
including development and implementation of the unique acquisition 
policies, regulations, and standards of the Department;
    f. Developing and maintaining the Department's Acquisition Career 
Management Program to ensure that there is an adequate professional 
workforce, including working with the Department's Chief Human Capital 
Officer and principal program managers

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to develop and implement an annual Acquisition Human Capital Plan;
    g. As part of the strategic planning and performance evaluation 
process required under section 306 of title 5 and sections 1105(a)(28), 
1115, 1116, and 9703 of title 31:
    (1) Assessing the requirements established for Department personnel 
regarding knowledge and skill in acquisition resources management and 
the adequacy of such requirements for facilitating the achievement of 
the performance goals established for acquisition management;
    (2) In order to rectify any deficiency in meeting such 
requirements, developing strategies and specific plans for hiring, 
training, and professional development; and
    (3) Reporting to the Chief Acquisition Officer or, as directed by 
the Chief Acquisition Officer, to the Secretary on the progress made in 
improving acquisition management capability;
    h. Promoting a high-performing, ethical, and dynamic supplier base 
by:
    (1) Ensuring the timely completion of complete and accurate 
contractor past performance assessments; and
    (2) Ensuring the submission and use of contractor business 
integrity data; and
    i. Prioritizing efforts that help the Department buy smarter, 
specifically;
    (1) Working with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief 
Information Officer (CIO) to increase the Department's use of 
governmentwide and agencywide strategic sourcing vehicles to save money 
and reduce duplication;
    (2) Identifying goals for increasing competition and reducing the 
use of high-risk contracts, and tracking agency progress toward these 
goals;
    (3) Supporting the agency's CIO in ongoing information technology 
(IT) portfolio investment reviews and working with the CIO to determine 
how best to support high risk IT acquisition, such as through the 
development of a specialized IT acquisition cadre; and
    (4) Working with the CFO to target administrative savings 
opportunities.
    2. The Chief Acquisition Officer retains all functions not 
delegated to the Senior Procurement Executive in section A of this 
notice.
    3. The Senior Procurement Executive is also delegated the authority 
to exercise all duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Secretary 
with respect to departmental procurement activities. The authority 
delegated to the Senior Procurement Executive includes the following 
duties, responsibilities, and powers:
    a. Authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate all 
procurement contracts (as well as interagency agreements entered into 
under the authority of the Economy Act) for property and services 
required by the Department, and make related determinations and 
findings;
    b. Authority to order the sanctions of debarment, suspension, and/
or limited denial of participation pursuant to 48 CFR 2409.7001 and 2 
CFR part 2424;
    c. Responsibility for procurement program development, including:
    (1) Implementation of procurement initiatives, best practices, and 
reforms; and
    (2) In coordination with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, 
determination of specific areas where governmentwide performance 
standards should be applied and development of relevant Departmentwide 
procurement policies, regulations, and standards.
    4. The Senior Procurement Executive is authorized to issue rules 
and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the authority 
delegated under this section A.

Section B. Authorities that the Senior Procurement Executive May 
Redelegate

    The Senior Procurement Executive may redelegate, by use of 
contracting officer Certificates of Appointment that clearly define the 
limits of the delegated authority, the following authority:
    1. The procurement authority in section A.3. to qualified personnel 
within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer.
    2. Limited purchasing authority to other qualified departmental 
employees, as follows:
    a. Simplified acquisitions (FAR Part 13), including the Government 
Purchase Card purchases; and
    b. Issuance of delivery and task orders under contracts established 
by other Federal Government sources in accordance with FAR Part 8, or 
under prepriced indefinite-delivery contracts established by the 
Department.

Section C. No Authority to Redelegate

    The authorities delegated in section B that may be redelegated from 
the Senior Procurement Executive do not include the authority to 
further redelegate.

Section D. Authority Superseded

    This delegation of authority supersedes all previous delegations 
concerning the Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement 
Executive and revokes and supersedes all previous delegations of 
authority to the Senior Procurement Executive. Federal Register notices 
published on August 30, 2011, entitled ``Designation by the Chief 
Procurement Officer of Contracting Officers'' (76 FR 53936) and ``Order 
of Succession for the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer'' (76 FR 
53938) remain in full force and effect.

    Authority:  41 U.S.C. 414; section 7(d) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)).

    Dated: July 23, 2013.
Maurice A. Jones,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-18294 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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