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FHWA Order M 1100.1.A

Order
Subject
FHWA Delegations and Organization Manual
Classification Code Date: Office of Primary Interest
M 1100.1A, Chg. 24 January 7, 2002 HAIM-10

Par1. What is the purpose of this change?
 2. Does this Order supplement an existing FHWA directive?
 3.Which part of FHWA Order M 1100.1A is being updated?
 4.What are the changes?
 5. Where can I get additional information concerning these changes?
  1. What is the purpose of this change? This change updates FHWA Order M 1100.1A, FHWA Delegations and Organization Manual.


  2. Does this Order supplement an existing FHWA directive? Yes. Changes included in this Order provide additional information concerning contracting authorities that Headquarters and field officials of the FHWA may exercise with regard to research project assistance agreements (grants and cooperative agreements), as discussed in FHWA Order 4410.3, September 19, 2001, subject: Processing Research Projects Under TEA-21, Section 5001.


  3. Which part of FHWA Order M 1100.1A is being updated? This Order makes changes to Part I (Delegations), Chapter 4 (Administrative).


  4. What are the changes? Changes to Section 4 (Acquisition Management), paragraph 85 (Purchasing and Contracting), are as follows:


    1. add subparagraph b (Contracting Authorities), to reflect the broad management authorities delegated to the Head of Contracting Activity (HCA), designation of the Director of Administration as a contracting officer by virtue of position and to specify requirements for appointment of all other FHWA contracting officers;


    2. amend subparagraph c (Chief of Contracting Office) and subparagraph d (Contracting Officers), to add Resource Center Managers and to delete previous references to Resource Center Directors and State Directors;


    3. add subparagraph e (Assistance Agreements), to specify that Headquarters initiated assistance agreements (grants or cooperative agreements) must be signed by a contracting officer and to delegate to Division Administrators and Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Division Engineers the authority to enter into cooperative agreements with State departments of transportation for research and development projects. In addition, authority is delegated to the Director, Office of Acquisition Management, to make agency determinations with regard to whether discretionary research projects should be administered by the Office of Acquisition Management or by FHWA division offices using Federal-aid procedures;


    4. add subparagraph i (Ratifying Official), to designate the Director of Administration as the FHWA Ratifying Official and to delegate to the FLH Program Manager ratification authorities and responsibilities for the FLH Program; and


    5. renumber subparagraphs within paragraph 85 and make minor editorial revisions.


  5. Where can I get additional information concerning these changes? If you have questions about these changes, you may contact the Office of Acquisition Management, Program Office Liaison Division.

 

  Signature: Mary E. Peters
Mary E. Peters
Federal Highway Administrator
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