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§ 1122.
Functions
(a)
In General.—
The functions of the Administrator include—
(1)
providing leadership and ensuring action by the executive agencies in establishing, developing, and maintaining the single system of simplified Government-wide procurement regulations and resolving differences among the executive agencies in developing simplified Government-wide procurement regulations, procedures, and forms;
(2)
coordinating the development of Government-wide procurement system standards that executive agencies shall implement in their procurement systems;
(3)
providing leadership and coordination in formulating the executive branch position on legislation relating to procurement;
(4)
(A)
providing for and directing the activities of the computer-based Federal Procurement Data System (including recommending to the Administrator of General Services a sufficient budget for those activities), which shall be located in the General Services Administration, in order to adequately collect, develop, and disseminate procurement data; and
(B)
ensuring executive agency compliance with the record requirements of section 1712 of this title;
(5)
providing for and directing the activities of the Federal Acquisition Institute established under section 1201 of this title, including recommending to the Administrator of General Services a sufficient budget for such activities.1
1
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(6)
administering section 1703(a) to (i) of this title;
(7)
establishing criteria and procedures to ensure the effective and timely solicitation of the viewpoints of interested parties in the development of procurement policies, regulations, procedures, and forms;
(8)
developing standard contract forms and contract language in order to reduce the Federal Government’s cost of procuring property and services and the private sector’s cost of doing business with the Federal Government;
(9)
providing for a Government-wide award to recognize and promote vendor excellence;
(10)
providing for a Government-wide award to recognize and promote excellence in officers and employees of the Federal Government serving in procurement-related positions;
(11)
developing policies, in consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, that ensure that small businesses, qualified HUBZone small business concerns (as defined in section 31(b) of the Small Business Act), small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses owned and controlled by women are provided with the maximum practicable opportunities to participate in procurements that are conducted for amounts below the simplified acquisition threshold;
(12)
developing policies that will promote achievement of goals for participation by small businesses, small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, qualified HUBZone small business concerns (as defined in section 31(b) of the Small Business Act), small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and small businesses owned and controlled by women; and
(13)
completing action, as appropriate, on the recommendations of the Commission on Government Procurement.
(b)
Consultation and Assistance.—
In carrying out the functions in subsection (a), the Administrator—
(1)
shall consult with the affected executive agencies, including the Small Business Administration;
(2)
with the concurrence of the heads of affected executive agencies, may designate one or more executive agencies to assist in performing those functions; and
(3)
may establish advisory committees or other interagency groups to assist in providing for the establishment, development, and maintenance of a single system of simplified Government-wide procurement regulations and to assist in performing any other function the Administrator considers appropriate.
(c)
Assignment, Delegation, or Transfer.—
(1)
To administrator.—
Except as otherwise provided by law, only duties, functions, or responsibilities expressly assigned by this division shall be assigned, delegated, or transferred to the Administrator.
(2)
By administrator.—
(A)
Within office.—
The Administrator may make and authorize delegations within the Office of Federal Procurement Policy that the Administrator determines to be necessary to carry out this division.
(B)
To another executive agency.—
The Administrator may delegate, and authorize successive redelegations of, an authority, function, or power of the Administrator under this division (other than the authority to provide overall direction of Federal procurement policy and to prescribe policies and regulations to carry out the policy) to another executive agency with the consent of the head of the executive agency or at the direction of the President.
(Pub. L. 111–350, § 3, Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3685; Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title VIII, § 864(b)(3), Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1524; Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title XVII, § 1701(a)(4)(F)(i), Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1796.)
cite as: 41 USC 1122