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Consultation with executive a g e n c i e s and SBA.
PUBLIC LAW 93-400-AUG. 30, 1974
(3) monitoring and revising policies, regulations, procedures, and forms relating to reliance by the Federal Government on the private sector to provide needed property and services; (4) promoting and conducting research in procurement policies, regulations, procedures, and forms; (5) establishing a system for collecting, developing, and disseminating procurement data which takes into account the needs of the Congress, the executive branch, and the private sector; (6) recommending and promoting programs of the Civil Service Commission and executive agencies for recruitment, training, career development, and performance evaluation of procurement personnel. (e) I n the development of policies, regulations, procedures, and forms to be authorized or prescribed by him, the Administrator shall consult with the executive agencies affected, including the Small Business Administration and other executive agencies promulgating policies, regulations, procedures, and forms affecting procurement. To the extent feasible, the Administrator may designate an executive agency or agencies, establish interagency committees, or otherwise use agency representatives or personnel, to solicit the views and the agreement, so far as possible, of executive agencies affected on significant changes in policies, regulations, procedures, and forms. (f) The authority of the Administrator under this Act shall not be construed to— (1) impair or interfere with the determination by executive agencies of their need for, or their use of, specific property, services, or construction, including particular specifications therefor; or (2) interfere with the determination by executive agencies of specific actions in the award or administration of procurement contracts. (g) Except as otherwise provided by law, no duties, functions, or responsibilities, other than those expressly assigned by this Act, shall be assigned, delegated, or transferred to the Administrator. ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS
41 USC 406.
SEC. 7. Upon the request of the Administrator, each executive agency is directed to— (1) make its services, personnel, and facilities available to the Office to the greatest practicable extent for the performance of functions under this Act; and (2) except when prohibited by law, furnish to the Administrator and give him access to all information and records in its possession which the Administrator may determine to be necessary for the performance of the functions of the Office. RESPONSIVENESS TO CONGRESS
41 USC 407. Report to P r e s ident of the Senate and Speaker of the House. Report to cong r e s s i o n a l committees.
SEC. 8. (a) The Administrator shall keep the Congress and its duly authorized committees fully and currently informed of the major activities of the Office of Federal Procurement PolicyTand shall submit a report thereon to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives annually and at such other times as may be necessary for this purpose, together with appropriate legislative recommendations. (b) At least 30 dajs prior to the effective date of any major policy or regulation prescribed under section 6(a), the Administrator shall