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Redelegations of the authority conferred by this part, as well as revisions thereof, shall be in writing over the signature of the person vested with redelegation authority and shall specify the authority delegated.
Scope of subpart.
This subpart delegates the authority of the Secretary to make purchases and contracts for property and services and to appoint contracting officers.
§ 3-75.101 Head of the procuring activity.
The following officials of the Department are designated "Head of the Procuring Activity," as defined in FPR 1-1.206:
(a) Commissioner of Education.
(b) Commissioner of Food and Drugs. (c) Surgeon General of the Public Health Service.
(d) Administrator, Social and Rehabilitation Service.
(e) Commissioner of Social Security. (f) Directors, DHEW Regional Offices. (g) Executive Officer, Office of the Secretary.
(h) Director of General Services, Office of the Secretary.
§ 3-75.102 Authority delegated.
Heads of the Procuring Activity are authorized hereby to: (a) Enter into, modify, administer, and terminate contracts for property and services and to make related determination and findings; (b) settle terminations claims; (c) appoint contracting officers; and (d) establish procurement policy and publish procurement regulations in conformance with: (1) Title III, Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (41 U.S.C. 251 et seq.); (2) implementing regulations of the Administrator, General Services Administration; (3) regulations of this Department; and (4) other applicable law.
§ 3-75.104-2 Fixed fee.
(a) Proposed fees under cost-plus-afixed-fee contracts which exceed the following shall be approved only by the Head of the Procuring Activity or his designee:
(1) 10 percent of the estimated cost, exclusive of fee, of any cost-plus-a-fixedfee contract for experimental, development or research work.
(2) 7 percent of the estimated cost, exclusive of fee, of any other cost-plusa-fixed-fee contract.
§ 3-75.104-3 Review and approval of contracts. [Reserved]
§ 3-75.104-4 Consolidated procure
(a) Office of the Secretary Support. (1) Except for the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine, the National Center for Radiological Health, out-patient clinics of the Public Health Service, field activities of the Social Security Administration, and St. Elizabeths Hospital, offices of operating agencies located within the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., shall submit all requests for procurement of the following property and services to the Supply Operations Branch, Office of the Executive Officer, Office of the Secretary:
erty in accordance with the requirements and conditions stipulated in section 203, Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 484); implementing regulations of the Administrator, General Services Administration; and the procurement and property regulations of this Department. §3-75.202 Redelegation.
Heads of the Procuring Activity may redelegate the authority conferred in §3-75.201.
Subpart 3-75.3-Publication of Advertisements, Notices or Proposals
Scope of subpart.
This subpart authorizes Heads of the Procuring Activity designated in § 3-75.101 to publish advertising, notices, and contract proposals in newspapers and periodicals.
§3-75.301 Authority delegated.
Heads of the Procuring Activity designated in § 3-75.101 are authorized hereby to publish advertisements, notices and contract proposals in newspapers and periodicals in accordance with the requirements and conditions stipulated in 44 U.S.C., 321, 322, and 324; Title 7, Chapter 5200, General Accounting Office Policy and Procedure Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies and HEWPR 3-4.51.
Heads of the Procuring Activity may redelegate the authority conferred by § 3-75.301.
Subpart 3-75.4-Authority To Sign Applications To Procure Tax-Free and Specially Denatured Alcohol and To Sign Treasury Department Forms for Purchase of Narcotics
CHAPTER 4-DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
4-2 Procurement by formal advertising. Procurement by negotiation.
44 Special types and methods of procurement. 4-5 Special and directed sources of supply.
4-6 Foreign purchases.
Termination of contracts.
4-10 Bonds and insurance.
4-14 Inspection and acceptance.
4-15 Contract cost principles and procedures.
4-16 Procurement forms.
4-17 Extraordinary contractual actions to facilitate the national defense. 4-30 Contract financing.
4-50 Disputes and appeals policy and procedure.