(A) monitoring the performance of acquisition activities and acquisition programs of the executive agency, evaluating the performance of those programs on the basis of applicable performance measurements, and advising the head of the executive agency regarding the appropriate business strategy to achieve the mission of the executive agency;
(B) increasing the use of full and open competition in the acquisition of property and services by the executive agency by establishing policies, procedures, and practices that ensure that the executive agency receives a sufficient number of sealed bids or competitive proposals from responsible sources to fulfill the Federal Government's requirements (including performance and delivery schedules) at the lowest cost or best value considering the nature of the property or service procured;
(C) increasing appropriate use of performance-based contracting and performance specifications;
(D) making acquisition decisions consistent with all applicable laws and establishing clear lines of authority, accountability, and responsibility for acquisition decisionmaking within the executive agency;
(E) managing the direction of acquisition policy for the executive agency, including implementation of the unique acquisition policies, regulations, and standards of the executive agency;
(F) advising the executive agency on the applicability of relevant policy on the contracts of the agency for overseas contingency operations and ensuring the compliance of the contracts and contracting activities of the agency with such policy;
(G) developing and maintaining an acquisition career management program in the executive agency to ensure that there is an adequate professional workforce; and
(H) as part of the strategic planning and performance evaluation process required under section 306 of title 5 and sections 1105(a)(28), 1115, 1116, and 9703 (added by section 5(a) of Public Law 103–62 (107 Stat. 289)) of title 31—
(i) assessing the requirements established for agency personnel regarding knowledge and skill in acquisition resources management and the adequacy of those requirements for facilitating the achievement of the performance goals established for acquisition management;
(ii) developing strategies and specific plans for hiring, training, and professional development to rectify a deficiency in meeting those requirements; and
(iii) reporting to the head of the executive agency on the progress made in improving acquisition management capability.
(A) designate the Chief Acquisition Officer as the senior procurement executive for the executive agency; or
(B) ensure that the senior procurement executive designated under paragraph (1) reports directly to the Chief Acquisition Officer without intervening authority.
(Pub. L. 111–350, §3, Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3701; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title VIII, §849, Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1853.)
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|1702(a), (b)(1), (2)||41:414(a).||Pub. L. 93–400, §16, as added Pub. L. 98–191, §7, Dec. 1, 1983, 97 Stat. 1330; Pub. L. 98–369, title VII, §2732(b)(2), July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1199; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title XIV, §1421(a)(1), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1666.|
2013—Subsec. (b)(3)(F) to (H). Pub. L. 112–239, §849(a), added subpar. (F) and redesignated former subpars. (F) and (G) as (G) and (H), respectively.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–239, §849(b), added subsec. (d).