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Title 7Subtitle BChapter XVIIPart 1784 → Subpart E


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 1784—RURAL ALASKAN VILLAGE GRANTS


Subpart E—Design, Procurement, Construction, and Inspection


Contents
§1784.35   General.
§1784.36   Procurement by applicants eligible under this part
§1784.37   Procurement of recovered materials.
§§1784.38-1784.99   [Reserved]

§1784.35   General.

This subpart is specifically designed for use by owners including the professional or technical consultants or agents who provide assistance and services such as engineering, environmental, inspection, financial, legal or other services related to planning, designing, bidding, contracting, and constructing water and waste disposal facilities. The selection of engineers for a project design shall be done by a request for proposals by the applicant. These procedures do not relieve the owner of the contractual obligations that arise from the procurement of these services. For this subpart, an owner is defined as the grant recipient.

§1784.36   Procurement by applicants eligible under this part

(a) For applicants eligible under §1784.8(a)(2) and (3), contracting and procurement activities will follow DEC or ANTHC policies, procedures and methods which are based on and shall follow Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR part 200). In specifying materials, DEC and ANTHC will consider all materials normally suitable for the project based on sound engineering practices and project requirements.

(b) Contracts for procurement must contain applicable contract provisions listed at Appendix II to 2 CFR part 200.

(c) For grants proposed to be administered directly by applicants eligible under §1784.8(a)(1), the requirements outlined in 7 CFR part 1780, subpart C will be met by those eligible applicants with the exception of the following requirements:

(1) Preliminary engineering reports and Environmental Reports (§1780.55). Refer to the requirements of this subpart and subpart C §1784.22(n).

(2) Metering devices in §1780.57(m).

(3) Utility Purchase Contracts in §1780.62.

(4) Sewage treatment and bulk water sales contracts in §1780.63.

§1784.37   Procurement of recovered materials.

When a grant is made to the DEC, the state and its contractors must comply with section 6002 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The requirements of Section 6002 include procuring only items designated in guidelines of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 40 CFR part 247 that contain the highest percentage of recovered materials practicable, consistent with maintaining a satisfactory level of competition, where the purchase price of the item exceeds $10,000 or the value of the quantity acquired during the preceding fiscal year exceeded $10,000; procuring solid waste management services in a manner that maximizes energy and resource recovery; and establishing an affirmative procurement program for procurement of recovered materials identified in the EPA guidelines.

§§1784.38-1784.99   [Reserved]

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