U.S. Code, Title 41, Public Contracts

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 261. Assignment and Delegation of Procurement Functions and Responsibilities

(a) In general

     Except to the extent expressly prohibited by another provision of law, the head of an executive agency may delegate to any other officer or official of that agency, any power under this subchapter.

(b) Procurements for or with other agencies

     Subject to subsection (a) of this section, to facilitate the procurement of property and services covered by this subchapter by each executive agency for any other executive agency, and to facilitate joint procurement by those executive agencies—

     (1) the head of an executive 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 executive agencies may by agreement delegate procurement functions and assign procurement responsibilities, consistent with section 1535 of title 31 and regulations issued under section 1074 of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, from one executive agency to another of those executive agencies or to an officer or civilian employee of another of those executive agencies; and

     (3) the heads of two or more executive agencies may establish joint or combined offices to exercise procurement functions and responsibilities.

(June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title III, § 311, as added Pub. L. 103–355, title I, § 1552, Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3299.)

References in Text

     Section 1074 of the Federal Acquisition Streamling Act of 1994, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is section 1074 of Pub. L. 103–355, which is set out as a note under section 1535 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

Prior Provisions

     A prior section 261, Pub. L. 101–509, title V, § 532, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1470; Pub. L. 102–393, title V, § 529, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1761, related to Internal Revenue Service procurement of expert services, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–355, § 1055(c).

Effective Date

     For effective date and applicability of section, see section 10001 of Pub. L. 103–355, set out as an Effective Date of 1994 Amendment note under section 251 of this title.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 261. Assignment and Delegation of Procurement Functions and Responsibilities," U.S. Code, Title 41, Public Contracts in U.S. Code, Title 41, Public Contracts (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7Q498U28P9CTIW.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 261. Assignment and Delegation of Procurement Functions and Responsibilities." U.S. Code, Title 41, Public Contracts, in U.S. Code, Title 41, Public Contracts, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7Q498U28P9CTIW.

Harvard: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", '§ 261. Assignment and Delegation of Procurement Functions and Responsibilities' in U.S. Code, Title 41, Public Contracts. cited in 2002, U.S. Code, Title 41, Public Contracts, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7Q498U28P9CTIW.