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PART 19–1-GENERAL

Director of the U.S. Information Agency Sec.

pursuant to the authority of the United 19–1.000 scope of part.

States Information and Educational Ex

change Act of 1948, Reorganization Plan Subpart 19–1.1- Introduction

No. 8 of 1953, and the Federal Property 19-1.100 Scope of subpart.

and Administrative Services Act of 1949, 18–1.101 Establishment of USIA procure as amended.

ment policies and procedures. 19–1.102 Authority.

$ 19–1.103 Relationship of Chapter 19 19-1.103 Relationship of Chapter 19 to

to the FPR and other procurement the FPR and other procurement instructions.

instructions. 19–1.104 Applicability.

(a) Chapter 19 implements and sup19-1.105 Method of Issuance.

plements the FPR. Material published 19-1.106 Exclusions.

in the FPR, which has Government-wide 19-1.107 Arrangement.

applicability, becomes effective through19–1.107-1 General plan. 19–1.107–2 Numbering.

out the USIA upon the effective date of 19–1.107-3 Citation.

the particular FPR material. Such ma19-1.108 Deviation.

terial generally will not be repeated, 19–1.108-1 Description.

paraphrased, or otherwise restated in 19–1.108-2 Procedure.

Chapter 19. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part

(b) Implementing material is that 19–1 issued under sec. 205(c), 63 Stat. 390;

which expands upon related FPR ma40 U.S.C. 486(c).

terial. It will treat a similarly numbered SOURCE: The provisions of this part 19–1 portion of the FPR in greater detail or appear at 27 F.R. 6044, June 27, 1962.

indicate the manner of compliance or $ 19–1.000 Scope of part.

deviation. This part describes the method by

(c) Supplementing material is that for

which there is no counterpart in the which the United States Information Agency implements and supplements the

FPR.

(d) The absence of a corresponding Federal Procurement Regulations, and contains procedures which implement

part, subpart, section, etc. in Chapter 19

indicates that the FPR is applicable as and supplement Part 1-1 of the Federal

written, Procurement Regulations.

(e) Procurement instructions, necesSubpart 19–1.1- Introduction sary to implement or supplement the

FPR and Chapter 19, will be issued by the § 19–1.100 Scope of subpart.

Chief of the Contract and ProcureThis subpart establishes Chapter 19 of ment Division, Office of Administration the Federal Procurement Regulations (IOA/C). These instructions, together System, and states its relationship to with the FPR and Chapter 19, constitute the Federal Procurement Regulations the U.S. Information Agency Procure(FPR), and to other instructions govern- ment Regulations (IAPR). ing contracting and procurement operations of the U.S. Information Agency

$ 19–1.104 Applicability. & 19–1.101 Establishment of USIA pro

Chapter 19 applies to all purchases and

contracts made by the U.S. Information curement policies and procedures.

Agency for the procurement of personal This subpart establishes U.S. Informa property and nonpersonal services (intion Agency (USIA) procurement policies cluding construction). Unless otherwise and procedures (Chapter 19) as pre- specified, Chapter 19 applies to purchases scribed by the Director of USIA, to pro- and contracts within and outside the vide uniform policies and procedures United States. applicable to procurement of personal

§ 19–1.105 Method of issuance. property and nonpersonal services (including construction) for all USIA ac (a) All Chapter 19 material deemed tivities including the USIS (United necessary for an understanding, by busiStates Information Service) as the ness concerns and others interested, of Agency is known overseas.

basic and significant USIA policies and

procedures, will be published in the FED§ 19–1.102 Authority.

ERAL REGISTER. Other related material The U.S. Information Agency Procure- also may be published in the FEDERAL ment Regulations are prescribed by the REGISTER when its inclusion will provide a logical, comprehensive statement of the FPR, the implementing part, subUSIA procurement policies and proce- part, section or subsection of Chapter 19 dures.

will be numbered (and captioned) to (b) The Chapter 19 material pub correspond to the FPR part, subpart, lished in the FEDERAL REGISTER will be section, or subsection. published in cumulative form in Chap (c) Where Chapter 19 supplements ter 19 of Title 41 of the Code of Federal the FPR and thus deals with subject Regulations. The FEDERAL REGISTER and matter not contained in the FPR, the Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regula numbers in the group 50 through 69 will tions may be purchased from the Super be assigned to the respective suppleintendent of Documents, Government menting parts, subparts, or section. Printing Office, Washington 25, D.C.

(d) Where the subject matter con

tained in the part, subpart, section, or § 19–1.106 Exclusions.

subsection of the FPR requires no im. (a) Certain policies and procedures plementation, Chapter 19 will contain within the scope of this Chapter 19 may no corresponding part, subpart, section, be excluded when any of the following or subsection. Thus, there may be gaps criteria are applicable:

in the Chapter 19 series of part, subpart, (1) Subject matter which bears a se section, or subsection; in such cases, refcurity classification.

erence must be made to the FPR for (2) Policies or procedures which are policy and procedure applicable to USIA. expected to be effective for a period of

§ 19–1.107–3 less than six months.

Citation. (3) Policies and procedures which are

USIA procurement regulations will be

cited in accordance with Federal Regiseffective on an experimental basis for a

ter standards approved for the FPR. reasonable period.

Thus, this section, when referred to in (4) Policies and procedures pertain

divisions of the IAPR, should be cited ing to other functions of USIA as well

as “$ 19–1.107-3 of this chapter.” When as to procurement functions and there

this section is referred to formally in is need to make the issuance available

official documents, such as legal briefs, simultaneously to all USIA employees

it should be cited as “41CFR 19–1.107-3." concerned.

Any section of the USIA Procurement (5) Speed of issuance is essential, numerous changes are required in Chap

Regulations may be informally identiter 19, and all necessary changes can

fied, for purposes of brevity, as IAPR

followed by the section number; i.e., not be made promptly.

"IAPR 19–1.107–3." (b) Procurement procedures and instructions issued in other than the FPR 8 19_1.108 Deviation. System format under (a) (4) and (5), above, will be codified into Chapter 19 § 19–1.108–1 Description. at the earliest practicable date, but in The term "deviation" includes any of any event not later than six months the following actions: from date of issuance.

(a) When a prescribed contract clause 8 19–1.107 Arrangement.

is set forth verbatim, use of a contract

clause covering the same subject matter § 19–1.107-1 General plan.

which varies from that set forth. Chapter 19 is divided into parts, sub (b) When a standard or other form parts, sections, subsections, and further is prescribed, use of any other form for subdivisions as necessary.

the same purpose. $ 19–1.107-2 Numbering.

(c) Alteration of a prescribed stand

ard or other form, except as may be (a) Generally, the numbering system authorized by regulations. used in Chapter 19 conforms to that in (d) The imposition of lesser or, where the FPR (See § 1-1.007-2). Thus, a the regulation expressly prohibits, greatparticular procurement policy or pro er limitations than are imposed upon cedure is identified by the same number the use of a contract clause, form, proin both the FPR and in Chapter 19 ex- cedure, type of contract, or upon any cept that the first number in the FPR other procurement action, including but will be 1 rather than 19.

not limited to, the making or amendment (b) Where Chapter 19 implements a of a contract, or actions taken in conpart, subpart, section, or subsection of nection with the solicitation of bids or

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