45 CFR 1309.52 - Procurement procedures.
(a) All facility construction and major renovation transactions must comply with the procurement procedure in 45 CFR part 75, and must be conducted in a manner to provide, to the maximum extent practical, open and free competition.
(b) All contracts for construction or major renovation of a facility to be paid for in whole or in part with Head Start funds require the prior, written approval of the responsible HHS official and shall be on a lump sum fixed-price basis.
(c) Prior written approval of the responsible HHS official is required for unsolicited modifications that would change the scope or objective of the project or would materially alter the costs of the project by increasing the amount of grant funds needed to complete the project.
(d) All construction and major renovation contracts for facilities acquired with grant funds shall contain a clause stating that the responsible HHS official or his or her designee shall have access at all reasonable times to the work being performed pursuant to the contract, at any stage of preparation or progress, and require that the contractor shall facilitate such access and inspection.