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This Web page provides information and a list of important points of contact for Acquisition Management employees in Headquarters, RTP, and Cincinnati, as well as procurement personnel in the Regions and field offices. In addition, we hope this handbook will help our clients get their work done. This is a reference book that not only delineates the important elements of the contracting process and points of contact, but also provides information on the regulations and policies applicable to EPA acquisitions. Contact the EPA OAM Internet Coordination Team if you have any questions about this document.

Procurement actions are listed under each of the Contracting Division Home Pages:
  • Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (Washington, D.C.)
  • Superfund/RCRA Procurement Operations Division (Washington, D.C.)
  • Research Triangle Park, NC Procurement Operations Division
  • Cincinnati (Ohio) Procurement Operations Division
  • Regional Offices
  • For policy, training, and finance information, go to Policy Training and Oversight Division (PTOD).


    Vision, Values and Strategic Goals

     

    CONTENTS

    I.INTRODUCTION

    II. IMMEDIATE OFFICE

    III. POLICY, TRAINING, AND OVERSIGHT DIVISION

    IV. HEADQUARTERS PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS DIVISION

    V. SUPERFUND/RCRA REGIONAL PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS DIVISION

    VI. RTP PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS DIVISION

    VII. CINCINNATI PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS DIVISION

    XIII. EXTERNAL SUPPORT

    IX. REGULATIONS, MANUALS, AND GUIDANCE

    X. OAM COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT

    XI. CONTRACTING OFFICER WARRANTS CONTACTS

    XII. TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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    I. OFFICE OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

    INTRODUCTION

    The purpose of this handbook is to provide information and a list of important points of contact for Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) employees in Headquarters, RTP, and Cincinnati, as well as procurement personnel in the Regions and field offices. In addition, we hope this handbook will help our clients get their work done. This is a reference book that not only delineates the important elements of the contracting process and points of contact, but also provides information on the regulations and policies applicable to EPA acquisitions.

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    II. IMMEDIATE OFFICE

    The Office of Acquisition Management, under the supervision of the Director, is responsible for the policies, procedures, operations and support of the Agency's procurement and contracts management program, from contract planning through closeout. In addition, it is responsible for managing and formulating OAM's budget; serving as the Procurement Executive for the Agency; performing special projects; and managing Office activities. The Competition Advocate is responsible for reviewing acquisition plans and justifications for other than full and open competition; reviewing and coordinating protest files; serving as liaison to the Office of Small Business Programs to ensure appropriate utilization of preferential procurement programs in Headquarters procurement operations, and providing advice to contract operations. The Information Technology Service Center is responsible for managing office system hardware and software including the Local Area Network (LAN); managing operational modules of the EAS and other automated procurement systems; preparing short-and long-term IT plans; and coordinating IT-related training.

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    III. Policy, Training and Oversight Division

    The PTOD Director oversees the three service centers and the Quality Assessment Program within the Policy, Training and Oversight Division. The three service centers within the Policy, Training and Oversight Division include the following: the Acquisition Policy and Training Service Center, the Management Support Service Center and the Financial Analysis and Oversight Service Center.

    The IO is also responsible for the Division's administrative and budgetary functions.

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    IV. Headquarters Procurement Operations Division

    The Director oversees the five Service Centers within the Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (HPOD). Four of the Service Centers are responsible for simplified acquisitions and the award and administration of contracts in support of their primary mission and assigned customers. The fifth Service Center is responsible for special studies and initiatives that emanate from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) Balanced Scorecard Program. The Division provides support to nearly all the Agency's Program Offices. The HPOD immediate office is responsible for the Division's administrative and budgetary functions.

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    V. Superfund/RCRA Regional Procurement Operations Division

    The Director oversees four Service Centers within SRRPOD. The Director is the Chief of the Contracting Office (CCO) and is responsible for those actions that require CCO approval. The Director's Office is also responsible for the Division's administrative, budgetary, and personnel functions. The Service Center Managers are responsible for simplified acquisitions and the placement, management, and close-out of contracts in support of their Service Center's primary mission and assigned customers. Each Service Center Manager has cognizance over its assigned administrative, budgetary, and personnel functions.

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    VI. RTP Procurement Operations Division

    The Director oversees the three service centers within the Division and the Small Business Specialist. The Immediate Office is also responsible for the Division's administrative and budgetary functions, Freedom of Information Act requests, and cost advisory services.

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    VII. Cincinnati Procurement Operations Division

    The Director oversees three Service Centers within the Division and the Small Business Specialist. The Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialist maximizes contract opportunities for small and socioeconomically disadvantaged concerns. The Immediate Office is responsible for the Division's quality assurance program as well as all budgetary , personnel, and administrative functions including managing Freedom of Information Act requests. The Service Centers support the customers indicated for all requirements.

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    VIII. EXTERNAL SUPPORT

    The following areas are important to the conduct of procurement and contract management operations:

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    IX. REGULATIONS, MANUALS, AND GUIDANCE

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    X. X. OFFICE OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT

    Systems managed and supported by OAM via the Service Desk system (202)564-2327 are discussed below:

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