48 CFR 701.601 - General

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701.601 General
(a)
(1) Pursuant to the delegations in ADS 103.5.10, the M/OAA Director is authorized to act as the Head of the Agency for all purposes described in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR, 48 CFR Chapter 1), except for the authority in (48 CFR) FAR sections 6.302-7(a)(2), 6.302-7(c)(1), 17.602(a), 19.201(c), 27.306(a), 27.306(b), and 30.201-5, or where the “head of the agency” authority is expressly not delegable under the FAR or AIDAR. Further, the M/OAA Director is responsible for implementing the procurement related aspects of the Foreign Assistance Act, Executive Order 11223, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, and other statutory and Executive Branch procurement policies and requirements applicable to USAID operations, except for those authorities and responsibilities delegated to the Procurement Executive as specified in ADS 103.5.10f.
(2) The M/OAA Director has specified authority to:
(i) Select and appoint contracting officers and terminate their appointments in accordance with section 1.603 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; and
(ii) Exercise in person or by delegation the authorities stated in subpart 1.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation with regard to deviations from that regulation.
(b) Except as otherwise prescribed, the head of each contracting activity (as defined in 702.170) is responsible for the procurement of supplies and services under or assigned to the procurement cognizance of his or her activity. The heads of USAID contracting activities are vested with broad authority to carry out the programs and activities for which they are responsible. This authority includes authority to execute contracts and the establishment of procurement policies, procedures, and standards appropriate for their programs and activities, subject to government-wide and USAID requirements and restrictions, such as those found at 701.376-4 and particularly 701.603-70, the USAID policy regarding the direct-hire status of contracting officers.
(c) The authority of heads of contracting activities to execute contracts is limited as follows:
(1) Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. Authority to execute contracts for disaster relief purposes during the first 72 hours of a disaster in a cumulative total amount not to exceed $500,000. Authority to execute simplified acquisitions up to $50,000 at any time. May issue warrants for simplified acquisitions up to $50,000 to qualified individuals on his or her staff.
(2) Director, Center for Human Capacity Development (G/HCD). Authority to execute simplified acquisitions up to $10,000. Unlimited authority for procuring participant training based on published catalog prices, using M/OAA/E approved forms. May issue warrants for simplified acquisitions up to $10,000 to qualified individuals on his or her staff.
(3) Overseas heads of contracting activities. Authority to sign contracts where the cumulative amount of the contract, as amended, does not exceed $250,000 (or local currency equivalent) for personal services contracts or $100,000 (or local currency equivalent) for all other contracts. May issue warrants for simplified acquisitions up to $50,000 to qualified individuals on his or her staff.
[53 FR 4980, Feb. 19, 1988, as amended at 55 FR 6802, Feb. 27, 1990; 56 FR 67224, Dec. 30, 1991; 58 FR 8702, Feb. 17, 1993; 59 FR 33445, June 29, 1994; 60 FR 11912, Mar. 3, 1995; 61 FR 39090, July 26, 1996; 62 FR 40466, July 29, 1997; 64 FR 42041, Aug. 3, 1999; 72 FR 19670, Apr. 19, 2007]

Title 48 published on 2014-10-01

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  • 2014-12-16; vol. 79 # 241 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 74986 - Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies in to the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR)
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      AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      Direct final rule.
      This rule is effective March 16, 2015 without further action, unless adverse comments are received by January 15, 2015. If adverse comments are received, USAID will publish a timely withdrawal of those portion(s) of the rule in the Federal Register . Submit comments on or before January 15, 2015.
      48 CFR Parts 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 709, 711, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 719, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 731, 732, 733, 736, 742, 745, 747, 750 and 752

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Title 48 published on 2014-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 48 CFR 701 after this date.

  • 2014-12-16; vol. 79 # 241 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 74681 - Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies Into the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR)
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      AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      Proposed rule.
      Submit comments on or before January 15, 2015.
      48 CFR Parts 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 709, 711, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 719, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 731, 732, 733, 736, 742, 745, 747, 750, and 752