[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 16, 2007)]
[Page 27585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9434]



[Docket No. FR-5144-N-01]

Notice of Competition Advocate Designation Under the HUD 
Acquisition Regulation

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of competition advocate designation.


SUMMARY: In accordance with HUD's acquisition regulations (HUDAR), this 
notice announces HUD's designation of a competition advocate. Under the 
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), each agency designates a 
competition advocate whose responsibilities include, but are not 
limited to: Promoting the acquisition of commercial items, promoting 
full and open competition, challenging requirements that are not stated 
in terms of functions to be performed, performance required or 
essential physical characteristics, and challenging barriers to the 
acquisition of commercial items and full and open competition such as 
unnecessarily restrictive statements of work, unnecessarily detailed 
specifications, and unnecessarily burdensome contract clauses.

DATES: Effective Date: January 31, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Gloria Sochon, Assistant Chief 
Procurement Officer for Policy and Systems, Office of the Chief 
Procurement Officer, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5276, Washington, DC 
20410-3000, telephone (202) 708-0294. Persons with speech or hearing 
impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The uniform regulation for the procurement 
of supplies and services by federal departments and agencies, the FAR, 
was promulgated on September 19, 1983 (48 FR 42102). The FAR is 
codified in title 48, chapter 1, of the Code of Federal Regulations. 
HUD promulgated its regulation to implement the FAR on March 1, 1984 
(49 FR 7696). The HUDAR (title 48, chapter 24 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations) is prescribed by the Chief Procurement Officer under 
section 7(d) of the Department of HUD Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)); section 
205(c) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 
(40 U.S.C. 486(c)); the Secretary's delegation of authority effective 
October 6, 1998 (63 FR 54723) and the general authorization in FAR 
    Under 48 CFR 2401.601-70, the Chief Procurement Officer is HUD's 
Senior Procurement Executive. In accordance with 48 CFR 2406.501, HUD's 
Senior Procurement Executive shall designate the Department's 
competition advocate by notice in the Federal Register. Therefore, the 
Chief Procurement Officer designates a Special Assistant to the Chief 
Procurement Officer as HUD's competition advocate.
    This designation supersedes the previous designation of competition 
advocate published in the Federal Register on August 23, 1999 (64 FR 

    Dated: May 11, 2007.
Joseph A. Neurauter,
Chief Procurement Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-9434 Filed 5-15-07; 8:45 am]