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Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772-76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 68 FR 47065-47076, dated August 7, 2003) is amended to reorganize the Procurement and Grant Office.

Section C-B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows:

Delete in its entirety the functional statement for the Procurement and Grants Office and insert the following:

Procurement and Grants Office (HCAJ7). (1) Advises the Director, CDC, and the Director's Staff, and provides leadership and direction for CDC acquisition, assistance, and material management activities; (2) plans and develops CDC-wide policies, procedures, and practices in acquisition, assistance, and material management areas; (3) obtains research and development, services, equipment, supplies, and construction through acquisition processes; (4) maintains functions relating to personal property, transportation, and warehousing operations; (5) awards, administers, and terminates contracts, purchase orders, grants, and cooperative agreements; (6) maintains a continuing program of reviews, evaluations, inquiries, and oversight activities of CDC-wide acquisitions, assistance, and material management operations to ensure adherence to laws, policies, procedures, and regulations; (7) maintains liaison with HHS, GSA, GAO, and other Federal agencies on acquisition, assistance, and material management policy procedure, and operating matters.

Office of the Director (HCAJ71). (1) Provides leadership and guidance in all areas of Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) activities; (2) provides technical and managerial direction for the development of CDC-wide policies, procedures, and practices in the acquisition, assistance, and material management areas; (3) participates with senior management in program planning, policy determinations, evaluations, and decisions concerning acquisition, assistance, and material management; (4) provides direction for award, administration, measures of effectiveness and termination of contracts, purchases orders, grants, and cooperative agreements; (5) maintains a continuing program of reviews, evaluations, inquiries, and oversight activities of CDC-wide acquisitions, assistance, and material management operations to ensure adherence to laws, policies, procedures, and regulations; (6) maintains liaison with HHS, GSA, GAO and other Federal agencies on acquisition, assistance, and material management policy, procedure, and operating matters; (7) processes data for and maintains the contract information system for CDC and HHS; (8) provides technical and managerial direction for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Integrated Contracts Expert (ICE) System on a CDC-wide basis; (9) operates CDC's Small and Disadvantaged Business Program and provides direction and support to various other socioeconomic programs encompassing the acquisition and assistance activities; (10) provides cost advisory support to acquisition and assistance activities with responsibility for initiating requests for audits and evaluations and providing recommendations to contracting officer or grants management officer, as required, participates in negotiations with potential contractors and grantees, develops overhead rates for profit and nonprofit organizations, and provides professional advice on accounting and cost principles in resolving audit exceptions as they relate to the acquisition and assistance processes; (11) Develops and implements organizational strategic planning goals and objectives.

Acquisition and Assistance Field Branch (AAFB) (HCAJ72). (1) Plans, directs, and conducts the acquisition of non-personal services, supplies, equipment, research and development, studies, and data collection for NIOSH and NCHS through a variety of contractual mechanisms (competitive and non-competitive); (2) Plans, directs, and conducts assistance management activities for NIOSH and NCHS through the awards of through grants and cooperative agreements (competitive and non-competitive); (3) reviews statements of work and assistance applications from a management point of view for conformity to laws, regulations, and policies, and negotiates and issues contract, grant and cooperative agreement awards; (4) provides continuing surveillance of financial and administrative aspects of acquisition and assistance supported activities to assure compliance with appropriate HHS and CDC policies; (5) gives technical assistance, where indicated, to improve the management of acquisition and assistance supported activities and responds to request for management information from Office of Director , headquarters, regional staffs, NIOSH, NCHS and the public; (6) performs contract and purchasing administrative activities including coordination and negotiation of contract modifications, reviewing and approving contractor billings, resolving audit findings, and performing close-out/termination activities; (7) provides for the collection and reporting of business management and programmatic data, and analyzes and monitors business management data on grants and cooperative agreements; (8) assures that contractor and grantee performance is in accordance with contractual and assistance commitments; (9) provides leadership and guidance to NIOSH and NCHS project officers and program officials; (10) provides leadership, direction, procurement options and approaches in developing specification/statement of work and contract awards; (11) plans, directs, coordinates, and conducts the grants management Start Printed Page 53382functions and processes in support of assistance awards, including cooperative agreements, discretionary grants, block grants, and formula grants, to State and local governments, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, and other public and private organizations, small businesses, and minority- and/or women-owned businesses for NIOSH and NCHS; (12) participates with top program management in program planning, policy determination, evaluation, and directions concerning acquisition and assistance strategies and execution; (13) maintains Branch's official contract and assistance files; (14) maintains a close working relationship with NIOSH and NCHS components in carrying out their missions; (15) establishes Branch goals, objective, and priorities and assures their consistency and coordination with the overall objectives of PGO; (16) the acquisition and assistance functions in support of NIOSH and NCHS are accomplished with field office locations located in Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Cincinnati, OH; Spokane, WA; and Hyattsville, MD.

Acquisition and Assistance Branch A (HCAJ74). (1) Plans, directs, and conducts the acquisition of non-personal services, supplies, equipment, research and development, studies, and data collection for CDC through a variety of contractual mechanisms (competitive and non-competitive); (2) plans, directs, and conducts assistance management activities for CDC through the awards of grants and cooperative agreements (competitive and non-competitive); (3) reviews statements of work and assistance applications from a management point of view for conformity to laws, regulations, and policies, and negotiates and issues contract, grant and cooperative agreement awards; (4) provides continuing surveillance of financial and administrative aspects of acquisition and assistance supported activities to assure compliance with appropriate HHS and CDC policies; (5) gives technical assistance, where indicated, to improve the management of acquisition and assistance supported activities and responds to requests for management information from Office of Director, headquarters, regional staffs, CDC program offices and the public; (6) performs contract and purchasing administrative activities including coordination and negotiation of contract modifications, reviewing and approving contractor billings, resolving audit findings, and performing close-out/termination activities; (7) provides for the collection and reporting of business management and programmatic data, and analyzes and monitors business management data on grants and cooperative agreements; (8) assures that contractor and grantee performance is in accordance with contractual and assistance commitments; (9) provides leadership and guidance to CDC project officers and program officials; (10) provides leadership, direction, procurement options and approaches in developing specifications/statements of work and contract awards; (11) plans, directs, coordinates, and conducts the grants management functions and processes in support of assistance awards, including cooperative agreements, discretionary grants, block grants, and formula grants, to State and local governments, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, and other public and private organizations, small businesses, and minority- and/or women-owned businesses for CDC; (12) participates with top program management in program planning, policy determination, evaluation, and directions concerning acquisition and assistance strategies and execution; (13) maintains Branch's official contract and assistance files; (14) maintains a close working relationship with CDC program office components in carrying out their missions; (15) establishes Branch goals, objectives, and priorities and assures their consistency and coordination with the overall objectives of PGO.

Acquisition and Assistance Branch B (HCAJ75). (1) Plans, directs, and conducts the acquisition of non-personal services, supplies, equipment, research and development, studies, and data collection for CDC through a variety of contractual mechanisms (competitive and non-competitive); (2) plans, directs, and conducts assistance management activities for CDC through the awards of grants and cooperative agreements (competitive and non-competitive); (3) reviews statements of work and assistance applications from a management point of view for conformity to laws, regulations, and policies, and negotiates and issues contract, grant and cooperative agreement awards; (4) provides continuing surveillance of financial and administrative aspects of acquisition and assistance supported activities to assure compliance with appropriate HHS and CDC policies; (5) gives technical assistance, where indicated, to improve the management of acquisition and assistance supported activities and responds to requests for management information from Office of Director, headquarters, regional staffs, CDC program offices and the public; (6) performs contract and purchasing administrative activities including coordination and negotiation of contract modifications, reviewing and approving contractor billings, resolved audit findings, and performing close-out/termination activities; (7) provides for the collection and reporting of business management and programmatic data, and analyzes and monitors business management data on grants and cooperative agreements; (8) assures that contractor and grantee performance is in accordance with contractual and assistance commitments; (9) provides leadership and guidance to CDC project officers and program officials; (10) provides leadership, direction, procurement options and approaches in developing specifications/statements of work and contract awards; (11) plans, directs, coordinates, and conducts the grants management functions and processes in support of assistance awards, including cooperative agreements, discretionary grants, block grants, and formula grants, to State and local governments, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, and other public and private organizations, small businesses, and minority- and/or women-owned businesses for CDC; (12) participates with top program management in program planning, policy determination, evaluation, and directions concerning acquisition and assistance strategies and execution; (13) maintains Branch's official contract and assistance files; (14) maintains a close working relationship with CDC program office components in carrying out their missions; (15) establishes Branch goals, objectives, and priorities and assures their consistency and coordination with the overall objectives of PGO.

Acquisition and Assistance Branch C (HCAJ78). (1) Plans, directs, and conducts the acquisition of non-personal services, supplies, equipment, research and development, studies, and data collection for CDC/ATSDR through a variety of contractual mechanisms (competitive and non-competitive); (2) Plans, directs, and conducts and assistance management activities for CDC/ATSDR through the awards of grants and cooperative agreements (competitive and non-competitive); (3) reviews statements of work and assistance applications from a management point of view for conformity to laws, regulations, and policies, and negotiates and issues contract, grant and cooperative agreement awards; (4) provides Start Printed Page 53383continuing surveillance of financial and administrative aspects of acquisition and assistance supported activities to assure compliance with appropriate HHS and CDC policies; (5) gives technical assistance, where indicated, to improve the management of acquisition and assistance supported activities and responds to requests for management information from Office of Director, headquarters, regional staff, CDC/ATSDR program offices and the public; (6) performs contract and purchasing administrative activities including coordination and negotiation of contract modifications, reviewing and approving contractor billings, resolving audit findings, and performing close-out/termination activities; (7) provides for the collection and reporting of business management and programmatic data, and analyzes and monitors business management data on grants and cooperative agreements; (8) assures that contractor and grantee performance is in accordance with contractual and assistance commitments; (9) provides leadership and guidance to CD/ATSDR project officers and program officials; (10) provides leadership, direction, procurement options and approaches in developing specification/statements of work and contract awards; (11) plans, directs, coordinates, and conducts the grants management functions and processes in support of assistance awards, including cooperative agreements, discretionary grants, block grants, and formula grants, to State and local governments, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, and other public and private organizations, small businesses, and minority- and/or women-owned businesses for CDC/ATSDR; (12) participates with top program management in program planning, policy determination, evaluation, and directions concerning acquisition and assistance strategies and execution; (13) maintains Branch's official contract and assistance files; (14) maintains a close working relationship with CDC/ATSDR program office components in carrying out their missions; (15) establishes Branch goals, objectives, and priorities and assures their consistency and coordination with the overall objectives of PGO.

Construction and Facilities Management Branch (HCAJ76). (1) Directs and controls acquisition planning activities to assure total program needs are addressed and procurements are conducted in a logical, appropriate, and timely sequence; (2) plans, directs, and conducts the acquisition of non-personal services, institutional support services, architect-engineering services, construction of new buildings, alterations and renovations, and commodities and equipment in support of CDC/ATSDR facilities, utilizing a wide variety of contract types and pricing arrangements; (3) provides leadership, direction, procurement options and approaches in developing specification/statements of work and contract awards; (4) performs contract and purchasing administrative activities including coordination and negotiation of contract modifications, reviewing and approving contractor billings, resolving audit findings, and performing close-out/termination activities; (5) performs simplified acquisition activities in support of CDC/ATSDR program offices; (6) assures that contractor performance is in accordance with contractual commitments; (7) provides leadership and guidance to CDC/ATSDR project officers and program officials; (8) Participates with senior program management in program planning, policy determination, evaluation, and directions concerning acquisition strategies and execution; (9) plans, directs, and coordinates activities of the Branch; (10) maintains Branch's official contracts files; (11) maintains a close working relationship with Facilities Management and other CDC components in carrying out their missions; (12) establishes Branch goals, objectives, and priorities and assures their consistency and coordination with overall objectives of PGO.

International and Territories Acquisition and Assistance Branch (HCAJ77). (1) Plans, directs and conducts the acquisition of a wide variety of services, research and development, studies, data collection, equipment, materials, and personal and nonpersonal services in support of CDC's International operations, utilizing a wide variety of contract types and pricing arrangements; (2) plans, directs and conducts assistance management activities for CDC's International programs; (3) provides leadership, direction, and acquisition options and approaches in developing specifications/statements of work and grants announcements; (4) participates with top program management in program planning, policy determination, evaluation and directions concerning acquisition and grants strategies and execution; (5) provides innovative problem-solving methods in the coordination of International procurement and grants for a wide range plan with partners in virtually all major domestic and international health agencies dealing with United Nations Foundation health priorities/issues to include resolution of matters with the Department of State; (6) executes contracts and grants in support of International activities; (7) provides business management oversight for contracts and assistance awards.

Materiel Management Branch (HCAJ73). (1) Implements CDC-wide policies, procedures, and criteria required to implement Federal and Department regulations governing materiel management and transportation management; (2) evaluates operations to determine procedural changes needed to maintain effective management; (3) provides technical assistance to other parts of CDC on matters pertaining to materiel management, transportation management, fleet management; agent cashier services; (4) develops, designs, and tests materiel management systems and procedures; (5) represents CDC on inter- and intra-departmental materiel and transportation management committees; (6) maintains liaison with the Department and other Federal Federal agencies on materiel management and transportation and traffic management matters; (7) establishes Branch goals, objectives, and priorities and assures their consistency and coordination with the overall objectives of PGO.

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Dated: August 28, 2003.

William H. Gimson,

Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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[FR Doc. 03-22985 Filed 9-9-03; 8:45 am]

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