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Title 48Chapter 4Subchapter A → Part 402

Title 48: Federal Acquisition Regulations System


402.000   Scope of part.

Subpart 402.1—Definitions

402.101   Definitions.

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 40 U.S.C. 486(c).

Source: 61 FR 53646, Oct. 15, 1996, unless otherwise noted.

402.000   Scope of part.

As used throughout this chapter, the following words and terms are used as defined in this subpart unless the context in which they are used clearly requires a different meaning, or a different definition is prescribed for a particular part or portion of a part.

Subpart 402.1—Definitions

402.101   Definitions.

Acquisition official means an individual who has been delegated authority to manage or to exercise acquisition functions and responsibilities.

Agency head or Head of the Agency means the Secretary of Agriculture, Deputy Secretary, or the Assistant Secretary for Administration.

Head of the contracting activity (HCA) means the official who has overall responsibility for managing the contracting activity (i.e., Chief, Forest Service; Administrator, Agricultural Research Service; etc.), or the individual designated by such an official to carry out the functions of the HCA.

Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) means the agency official appointed as such by the head of the agency pursuant to Executive Order 12931. The Director, Office of Procurement and Property Management, has been designated as the USDA SPE.

[61 FR 53646, Oct. 15, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 26994, May 15, 1998]

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