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1DD/A Registry Approved For Release l flqI' 0498A000200070013 876 -.O-a 5' 8 OCT 1976 MEMORANDUM FOR: Acting Deputy Director for Administration FROM James H. McDonald Director of Logistics SUBJECT Agency Comments on Revisions of Office of Federal Procurement Policy Regulations Numbers 1 and 2 REFERENCE DD/A ltr to Mr. Hugh E. Witt, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, dated 2 Mar 1976, DD/A No. 76/0983 1. By means of the referent memorandum, the Agency concurred, generally, with the original Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Regulations Numbers 1 and 2. These regulations now have been somewhat modified and we have been asked for comments on the revised versions. 2. The "sunshine" provisions of both of these regulations have been expanded: a. Revised Regulation Number 2 now requires up to 60 days advance notice of any public meetings scheduled. b. Both Regulations 1 and 2 call for advance publi- cation of meetings and proposed changes in not only the Federal Register but in the Commerce Business Daily as well. 3. Two provisions have been added to Regulation Number 1 which more or less compensate for the new clauses mentioned above. One of these, found in paragraph 3, Authority, requires OFPP consultation with executive agencies prior to changes pro- posed in "policies, regulations, procedures and forms". We see this as a protective clause -- one which insures that the Agency will not be surprised by unanticipated changes in procurement policy. In addition, a new paragraph 7.h., Public Participation, on the face of it, provides us with more flexibility in our ' 1 RC1M USE ONLY Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP79-00498A000200070013-8 iVIF_i ?R :3 P~.r I, C Approved For Releas ` OO11O4m't : C1A-RDP79-00498A000200070013-8 SUBJECT: Agency Comments on Revisions of Office of Federal Procurement Policy Regulations Numbers 1 and 2 internal functions. The new paragraph reads as follows: "7.h. Intra-agency regulations or directives which deal primarily with matters other than pro- curement, or which are concerned primarily with matters of agency procedure or management, shall be subject to the foregoing procedures only if their procurement aspects are considered by an agency to be of significant public interest; questionable cases should be referred to OFPP." 4. In general, the revised regulations present no obstacle to the concurrence previously given. In fact, we believe that we have gained some advantages not provided in the original regulations. I recommend that you sign the attached letter reconfirming the Agency's general concurrence with OFPP Regula- tions Numbers 1 and 2. STATINTL -James H. McDonald 1A USE ONLY Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP79-00498A000200070013-8 P A _. )3 try l Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP79-00498A00020007 2 Mv! R 1976 rn x, he ,.onorable tiug h. t:.. Witt Administrator for Federal urerent Policy ice of iai a e%ent and' Budget inaton. D. C. 2051,13 Sir C'E'/n Your letter of Dec o :. requests the comments of this Agency on t.e Office Of Federal rocurevient Policy (OP { ) }ke ;ulation 21 un ets 1 and 2. This letter convoys our thoughts on the two regulations. The Central Intelligence agency (CIA) concurs generally with OVPP Regulation. :.umbers l and 2. As discussed Cl a eet ink on 24, February. :19 76 between :,representatives this Agency and yourself, there are special. circn.stauces Which have required the incorporation of a degree of flexibility into our internal procurement policies and regulations. Aside from these special circumstances., principal concerns are that (1) e continue to Operate our -arocur o ne: t system generally in accordance with the . ed. Services Procure, nt Regulations (AS .'s) and (2) we not be required to discuss in public forum the sensitive cts of our procure-eat system. Vhile .ay representatives have e lscussed with you the CIA procureitent policies and r'egulatio'ns deviate in certain areas from the letter of t 'he ASK s, let e hasten to also state that, we are in accord with the spirit of t~~mhdde AS+P~R'sy , g~a+nd {t~hatS_ ~u4r,~wsyston does includechhecksand. balances necessary to p,/r atect U. S. Government interests. Ins closing, may I. shay that this Agency fully endorses t he estab .1S..a.' nty as well as the objectives, of your office. I have asked officials within ray Office of Logistics to establish and ainta a liaison with, your office and to Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP79-00458A00i0070013-8 STATINTL `Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP79-00498A000200070013-8 the I lonor ih 1 e a s tl E. Witt provide infor-aation c. assistance, necessary to establish and maintain i".n appropriate working relatioash.lp with you. ~ahie7: of our P`trocurernenit Mtn crne at Sta f~ will continue to serve as the official CIA repr - sent;a, for procure).wnt ma t tt+rs . Sincerely, 7s7John. F. Elaka. John P. J3lake Deputy Director for : x'Si!`sistT tion I - ER Distribution: trig - Addressee Dp/ A'. : - ij ace I - ; L__O ff.i z a 1 Oriinating Office: 'tic: ae1 J. Ma anic Director of Logistics MIAR 1976 Approved For Release 2001/04/05: CIA-RDP79-00498A000200070013-8