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Part Number: 1402

Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation

Subpart 1402.1 - Definitions

1402.101 Definitions.

As used in this part:

Bureau procurement chief (BPC) is defined as the senior GS-1102 official in a bureau or office. His/her authority may be delegated, unless specified otherwise, to the CCO. If the BPC is also the CO for an action requiring approval of the BPC, then approval shall be at the HCA level.

Chief of the contracting office (CCO) is defined as the senior GS-1102 within a contracting office unless otherwise specified by bureau/office regulation. If the CCO is also the Contracting Officer (CO) for an action requiring approval of the CCO, then approval shall be at a level above the CCO in accordance with bureau procedures.

Contracting activity is defined as an office with delegated procurement authority. Within the Office of the Secretary (OS), the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is a contracting activity. The National Business Center (NBC) contracts for the OS.

Head of the agency (also called “agency head”) is defined as the Secretary of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget (AS/PMB).

Head of the contracting activity (HCA) is defined as the assistant or associate administrative head of each bureau and office who has overall responsibility for managing contracting. In reference to the OS, the HCAs are the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Policy and the Director, NBC. The authority of the HCA may be redelegated to the BPC unless otherwise specified.

Senior procurement executive is defined as the Director, Office of Acquisition and Property Management (PAM).

1402.170 Acronyms.

A&E Architect & Engineering

ACMIS Acquisition Career Management Information System

AMP Acquisition Manager's Partnership

AMR Acquisition Management Review

AS/PMB Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget

BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement

BPC Bureau Procurement Chief

CA Competition Advocate

CAAC Civilian Agency Acquisition Council

CAS Cost Accounting Standards

CASB Cost Accounting Standards Board

CBCA Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

CCO Chief of the Contracting Office

CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CIO Chief Information Officer

CO Contracting Officer

COA Certificate of Appointment

COI Conflicts of Interest

COR Contracting Officer's Representative

COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative

DISP Defense Industrial Security Program

DM Departmental Manual

DOI Department of the Interior

DOL Department of Labor

EC Electronic Commerce

FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation

FBMS Financial Business Management System

FPDS - NG Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation

GAO Government Accountability Office

GIDEP Government-Industry Data Exchange Program

GPE Government Point of Entry

GPO Government Printing Office

GSA General Services Administration

GSBCA General Services Board of Contract Appeals

HCA Head of the Contracting Activity

IT Information Technology

IPMD Interior Property Management Directives

MBDA Minority Business Development Agency

OCIO Office of Chief Information Officer

OIG/IG Office of Inspector General/Inspector General

OFPP Office of Federal Procurement Policy

OHA Office of Hearings and Appeals

OMB Office of Management and Budget

OS Office of the Secretary

OSDBU Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

PAM Office of Acquisition and Property Management

PMO Property Management Officer

PNM Procurement Negotiation Memorandum

SAT Simplified Acquisition Threshold

SBA Small Business Administration

SBS Small Business Specialist

SOL Office of the Solicitor

TFM Treasury Financial Manual

U.S.C. United States Code

VECP Value Engineering Change Proposal