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AGAR PART 408



PART 408

REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

SUBPART 408.4--FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES

408.404 Using schedules.

408.404-3 Requests for waivers.

A copy of the request for a waiver and the approval shall be placed in the contract file to support the acquisition of items off schedule.

SUBPART 408.7--ACQUISITION FROM NONPROFIT AGENCIES EMPLOYING PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED

408.701 Definitions.

"Committee Member" is the Presidential appointee representing USDA as a member of the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.

"Organization head" is the Under Secretary or Assistant Secretary of a mission area or the head of a USDA staff office.

408.705 Procedures.

(a) The organization head shall appoint one person as Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (JWOD) Liaison to represent the organization and to coordinate the organization's actions with the Committee Member.

(b) JWOD Liaisons may represent more than one organization. Liaisons need not be acquisition officials.

(c) The organization head shall issue and maintain a performance plan to promote and enhance the organization's acquisitions from JWOD participating nonprofit agencies.

(d) The performance plan shall: (1) announce the organization's support for the JWOD Act; (2) establish a promotion program for the products and services provided by the JWOD participating nonprofit agencies; (3) provide for the JWOD Liaison's role in acquisition planning; (4) establish measurable program goals for growth or other accomplishment in the organization's JWOD program actions; and (5) establish an awards program for successful participation in the JWOD program.

408.705-2 Direct order process.

(a) The chief of a contracting office may apply to a central nonprofit agency for authorization to order specific supplies or services directly from a JWOD participating nonprofit agency.

(b) A copy of the application should be provided to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.705-3 Allocation process.

(a) The chief of a contracting office may apply to a central nonprofit agency for a production allocation of specific supplies or services to a JWOD participating nonprofit agency.

(b) A copy of the application should be provided to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.705-4 Compliance with orders.

Prior to attempting to resolve a failure to perform by a participating nonprofit agency with the Committee, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.706 Purchase exemptions.

Prior to applying to the Committee for a purchase exemption, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.707 Prices.

Prior to applying for a price revision, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.711 Quality complaints.

Prior to attempting to resolve a complaint regarding the quality of goods or services provided by participating nonprofit agency with the Committee, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.712 Specification changes.

Prior to providing 90-days advance notification to the Committee on actions that affect supplies and services on the Procurement List, the chief of the contracting office should provide advance notice to the JWOD Liaison who will inform the USDA Committee Member.

408.714 Communications with the central nonprofit agencies and the Committee.

Any matter requiring referral to the Committee shall be provided to the JWOD Liaison who will coordinate the matter with the Committee Member.

SUBPART 408.8--ACQUISITION OF PRINTING AND RELATED SUPPLIES

408.802 Policy.

(a) The Director, Office of Communications (OC) has been designated as the central printing authority in USDA, with the authority to represent the USDA before the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP), the Government Printing Office, and other Federal and State agencies on all matters related to printing.

(b) Prior to contracting for any of the items defined in FAR 8.801, the contracting officer shall verify that the requisite approval has been received by the publication liaison officer or requisitioner.

(c) The approval from OC or the approval authority designated by OC shall be maintained in the contract file.

SUBPART 408.11--LEASING OF MOTOR VEHICLES

408.1103 Contract requirements.

If the requirement includes the need for the vendor to provide operational maintenance such as fueling, lubrication, or other fluid changes or replenishment, the contracting officer shall include in the contract:

(1) a requirement for the use of fluids and lubricants containing the maximum available, amounts of recovered materials and alternative fuels whenever available; and

(2) a preference for retreaded tires meeting the Federal retread specifications, tires with the maximum recovered material content, or retreading services for the tires on the vehicle.

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