Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 40 U.S.C. 121(c)(2).
(a) Public announcement. The contracting officer shall report awards, not exempt under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 5.303, to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation (Congressional Liaison Office.)
Written approval at least one level above the contracting officer shall be obtained prior to placing advertisements or notices in newspapers.
Pursuant to appropriations acts, this subpart prescribes requirements for posting presolicitation and award notices for actions funded in whole or in part from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). The requirements of this subpart enhance transparency to the public.
This subpart applies to all actions funded in whole or in part by the PPHF.
Notices of all proposed contract actions, funded in whole or in part by the PPHF, shall be identified on HHS’ Prevention and Public Health Fund website at http://www.hhs.gov/open/prevention/index.html no later than 1-day after issuance of the solicitation or other request for proposal or quotation document. When applicable, the notice shall provide a link to the full text; for example, a link to the FedBizOpps notice required by FAR 5.201.
Notices of contract actions exceeding $25,000, funded in whole or in part by the PPHF, shall be identified on HHS’ PPHF website at http://www.hhs.gov/open/prevention/index.html no later than 5 days after the contract action occurs.