(a) In General.— Except to the extent expressly prohibited by another provision of law, the head of an agency may delegate, subject to his direction, to any other officer or official of that agency, any power under this chapter.
(b) Procurements For or With Other Agencies.— Subject to subsection (a), to facilitate the procurement of property and services covered by this chapter by each agency named in section
2303 of this title for any other agency, and to facilitate joint procurement by those agencies—
(1)the head of an agency may delegate functions and assign responsibilities relating to procurement to any officer or employee within such agency;
(2)the heads of two or more agencies may by agreement delegate procurement functions and assign procurement responsibilities from one agency to another of those agencies or to an officer or civilian employee of another of those agencies; and
(3)the heads of two or more agencies may create joint or combined offices to exercise procurement functions and responsibilities.
(c) Approval of Terminations and Reductions of Joint Acquisition Programs.—
(1)The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations that prohibit each military department participating in a joint acquisition program approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics from terminating or substantially reducing its participation in such program without the approval of the Under Secretary.
(2)The regulations shall include the following provisions:
(A)A requirement that, before any such termination or substantial reduction in participation is approved, the proposed termination or reduction be reviewed by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council of the Department of Defense.
(B)A provision that authorizes the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics to require a military department whose participation in a joint acquisition program has been approved for termination or substantial reduction to continue to provide some or all of the funding necessary for the acquisition program to be continued in an efficient manner.
The words “in his discretion and” and “including the making of such determinations and decisions” are omitted as surplusage. The words “except the power to make determinations and decisions” are substituted for the words “Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section” and “The power of the agency head to make the determinations or decisions specified in paragraphs (12)–(16) of section
151(c) of this title and in section
154(a) of this title shall not be delegable”.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section
2308 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–355, § 1503(b)(1).
2001—Subsec. (c)(1), (2)(B). Pub. L. 107–107substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–355substituted “Assignment and delegation of procurement functions and responsibilities” for “Delegation” as section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Except as provided in section
2304(d)(2) of this title, the head of an agency may delegate, subject to his direction, to any other officer or official of that agency, any power under this chapter.”
1984—Pub. L. 98–577struck out “(a)” before “Except as provided in” and struck out subsec. (b) which related to delegation of authority by heads of procuring activities of agencies of certain functions.
Pub. L. 98–525designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
Pub. L. 98–369inserted provision relating to the exception provided in section
2304(d)(2) of this title and struck out provision that the power to make determinations and decisions under cls. (11)–(16) of section
2304(a) of this title could not be delegated, but that the power to make a determination or decision under section
2304(a)(11) of this title could be delegated to any other officer of official of that agency who was responsible for procurement, and only for contracts requiring the expenditure of not more than $5,000,000.
1981—Pub. L. 97–86struck out in first sentence cl. (1) designation and cl. (2) relating to authorizing of contracts in excess of three years under section
2306(g) of this title, and in second sentence substituted “$5,000,000” for “$100,000”.
1968—Pub. L. 90–378designated provisions after “the power to make determinations and decisions” as cl. (1) and added cl. (2).
1962—Pub. L. 87–653substituted “delegated to any other officer” for “delegated only to a chief officer” and “$100,000” for “$25,000”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–369applicable with respect to any solicitation for bids or proposals issued after Mar. 31, 1985, see section 2751 ofPub. L. 98–369, set out as a note under section
2302 of this title.
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