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CHAPTER 14—DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Part
14-1 General.

PART 14–1-GENERAL Sec. 141.000 Scope of part.

Subpart 14-1.1-Introduction 14–1.100 Purpose. 14-1.101 Authority 14-1.102 Adoption of the Federal Procure

ment Regulations System. 14-1.103 Relationship. 14-1.104 Applicability. 14-1.105 Method of issuance. 14-1.106 Exclusions. 14-1.107 Arrangement. 14–1.107–1 Numbering.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 14-1 issued under R.S. 161; 5 U.S.C. 22.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 14-1 appear at 27 F.R. 776, Jan. 26, 1962, unless otherwise noted.

$ 14–1.000 Scope of part.

This part establishes a system of procurement procedures applicable to purchases of personal property and nonpersonal services (including construction) by all bureaus and offices of the Department of the Interior, based upon the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and the Federal Procurement Regulations, and describes the method by which the Department of the Interior implements and supplements Federal Procurement Regulations, and sets forth policies and procedures which implement and supplement Part 1-1 of the Federal Procurement Regulations.

§ 14–1.101 Authority.

Title III of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 provides a procurement system applicable to purchases of personal property and services by the General Services Administration and by other executive agencies to which the Administrator of General Services, pursuant to section 302(a) (2) of the Act, has delegated authority to apply the provisions of Title III. The Administrator on March 10, 1959, issued Delegation of Authority 363 (24 F.R. 1921, March 17, 1959) authorizing all executive agencies (except those governed by the Armed Services Procurement Act) to utilize the provisions of Title III, other than section 305, relating to advance payments The Federal Procurement Regulations System was established by the Administrator in March 1959 (Procurement Circular 1, 24 F.R. 1933, March 17, 1959), to prescribe policies and methods of procurement by all executive agencies acting under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. Executive agencies are authorized by FPR 1-1.008 to prescribe agency regulations to implement, supplement, and deviate from Federal Procurement Regulations. For the Department of the Interior, the Secretary of the Interior is empowered by law to prescribe such regulations (5 U.S.C. 22). $ 14–1.102 Adoption of the Federal

Procurement Regulations System. Pursuant to authority delegated by the Administrator of General Services, the provisions of Title III of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and Federal Procurement Regulations shall, unless an exception is made by the Secretary for any purchase or class of purchases, govern the procurement of personal property and non-personal services (including construction) by all bureaus and offices of the Department of the Interior. $ 14–1.103 Relationship.

(a) Chapter 14 implements and supplements the FPR. Material published in the FPR, which has Government-wide applicability, becomes effective throughout the Department of the Interior upon the effective date of the particular FPR issuance. Such material will not be repeated, paraphrased, or otherwise stated in Chapter 14 except to the extent necessary to implemert, supplement or authorize deviations from the FPR.

Subpart 14-1.1- Introduction $ 14–1.100 Purpose.

Department of the Interior Procurement Regulations are hereby established as Chapter 14 of the Federal Procurement Regulations System in order to provide uniform policies and procedures for procurement of personal property and services by all bureaus and offices of the Department of the Interior in conformity with the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act and regulations thereunder. The material in this subpart explains the relationship of Department of the Interior Procurement Regulations to Federal Procurement Regulations and to other procurement instructions governing Department of the Interior operations.

(b) Procurement instructions neces- (1) Subject matter which bears a sary to implement or supplement the security classification. FPR and Chapter 14 will be issued by the (2) Policies or procedures which are Office of the Administrative Assistant expected to be effective for a period of Secretary, when necessary to accomplish

less than six months. Department-wide procurement objec- (3) Experimental policies or protives. Such issuances will be promul- cedures, for a reasonable period. gated in the Departmental Manual.

Procurement policies, procedures and (c) Instructions necessary to supple- instructions issued in other than FPR ment the FPR, Chapter 14, and the De- System format under subparagraphs (2) partmental Manual will be issued by the and (3) of this paragraph will be codified heads of the bureaus and contracting into Chapter 14 at the earliest practioffices, and by their delegates in sub- cable date. ordinate offices. $14_1.104 Applicability. (a) Chapter 14 applies to all purchases

f 14–1.107 Arrangement. and contracts made by any bureau or office of the Department of the Interior

§ 14–1.107-1 Numbering. for the procurement of personal property and nonpersonal services (including con

(a) The numbering system used in struction). Unless otherwise specified,

Chapter 14 conforms to that of the FPR. it applies to purchases and contracts

Thus, a particular procurement policy within and outside the United States.

or procedure will be identified by the (b) This chapter shall not be con

same number in Chapter 14 as in FPR, strued or applied in such a way as to

except that the first digit of the number impair the exercise of special statutory

is 1 (FPR) or 14 (Department of the authority governing the production, sale

Interior). or exchange of electric energy, the

(b) Similarly, procedure and instrucprocessing and sale of helium gas, or

tions which ay be issued by the bureaus the production and sale of water or other

and offices of the Department of the products under the saline water pro- Interior will be identified by alphabetigram.

cal designations immediately following $ 14–1.105 Method of issuance.

the Departmental Code (14), as illus

trated below: All Chapter 14 material deemed necessary for business concerns and others

14A Office of the Secretary.

14B interested to understand basic and sig

Office of Management Operations.

14C Bureau of Commercial Fisheries. nificant Department of the Interior pro

14D Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. curement policies and procedures will be 14E Bureau of Mines. published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. 14F Geological Survey. Other related material will be promul- 14G Office of Coal Research. gated in the Departmental Manual, and 141 Bureau of Indian Affairs. copies of such material will be made

14J

Bureau of Land Management.

14K National Park Service. available to interested individuals or or

14L

Office of Territories. ganizations upon request.

14M

Alaska Railroad. $ 14–1.106 Exclusions.

14N Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.

14R Omce of Saline Water. (a) Certain Department of the Inte

14S Bureau of Reclamation. rior policies and procedures which come 14T Bonneville Power Administration. within the scope of this chapter may be 14U Southeastern Power Administration, excluded therefrom when there is jus- 14W Southwestern Power Administration. tification therefor. These exclusions will (27 F.R. 776, Jan. 26, 1962, as amended at include the following categories:

29 F.R. 2452, Feb. 14, 1964)

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