PUBLIC LAW 103-355 —OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3299 "(1) The term 'procurement'. "(2) The term 'procurement system'. "(3) The term 'standards'. "(4) The term 'full and open competition'. "(5) The term 'responsible source'. "(6) The term 'technical data'. "(7) The term 'major system'. "(8) The term 'item'. "(9) The term 'item of supply*. "(10) The term 'supplies'. "(11) The term 'commercial item'. "(12) The term 'nondevelopmental item'. "(13) The term 'commercial component'. "(14) The term 'component'. "(d) The term 'simplified acquisition threshold' has the meaning provided that term in section 4 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403), except that, in the case of any contract to be awarded and performed, or purchase to be made, outside the United States in support of a contingency operation, the term means an amount equal to two times the amount specified for that term in section 4 of such Act. "(e) The term 'Federal Acquisition Regulation' means the Federal Acquisition Regulation issued pursuant to section 25(c)(1) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 421(c)(1)).". SEC. 1552. DELEGATION OF PROCUREMENT FUNCTIONS. Title III of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 251 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "SEC. 311. ASSIGNMENT AND DELEGATION OF PROCUREMENT FUNC- 41 USC 261. TIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. "(a) IN GENERAL. —Except to the extent expressly prohibited by another provision of law, the head of an executive agency may delegate to any other officer or official of that agency, any power under this title. "(b) PROCUREMENTS FOR OR WITH OTHER AGENCIES. —Subject to subsection (a), to facilitate the procurement of property and services covered by this title by each executive agency for any other executive agency, and to facilitate joint procurement by those executive agencies— "(1) the head of an executive agency may delegate functions and assign responsibilities relating to procurement to any officer or employee within such agency; "(2) the heads of two or more executive agencies may l^y agreement delegate procurement functions and assign procurement responsibilities, consistent with section 1535 of title 31, United States Code, and regulations issued under section 1074 of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, from one executive agency to another of those executive agencies or to an officer or civilian employee of another of those executive agencies; and "(3) the heads of two or more executive agencies may establish joint or combined offices to exercise procurement functions and responsibilities.".