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Head of Contracting Activity (HCA)


The official designated by the Senior Procurement Executive with broad delegated authority regarding acquisition functions as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation and overall responsibility for managing a DOE element.

The official who has overall responsibility for managing the contracting activity.

The official who has overall responsibility for managing the contracting activity. This official is delegated HCA authority from the Department of Energy Senior Procurement Executive. This formal delegation prescribes the specific source and scope of the HCA's authority with respect to that individual's contracting actions. HCA delegations are unique and specific to an individual in a program or field activity, based on mission, workload, performance and other factors considered by the DOE Senior Procurement Executive.

The head of a Departmental element who has been delegated authority by the Director for Acquisition and Project Management to: award and administer contracts, sales contracts, and/or financial assistance instruments; appoint contracting officers, OPMOs or PAs to represent him/her in administering all contract requirements and obligations relating to Government personal property; and exercise the overall responsibility for managing the contracting activity.

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