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Change Number: Change 175 GSAR Case 2022-G519
Effective Date: 02/15/2024

507.7104 Executive Agent Designations

507.7104 Executive Agent Designations

(a) General.

(1)OMB issues executive agent designations to Federal agencies to establish and operate GWACs, per 40 U.S.C. § 11302.

(2)OMB may issue executive agent designations to Federal agencies to establish and operate certain other programs consistent with applicable statutory requirements.

(3)OMB requires an alternative of analysis (see 507.7103) or business case (see 507.7103) as part of their executive agent designation review process.

(b) Exceptions. Any statute that designates an executive agent does not require a request to OMB, including the GSA AutoChoice Program ( Pub. L. 107-217, Aug. 21, 2002) and GSA City Pair Program (CPP) ( Pub. L. 96-192, Feb. 15, 1980).

(c) Timeframe for development. An executive agent designation shall generally be developed no less than 18-24 months prior to award (see FAR 17.502-1(b) for additional details). Prior to developing an executive agent designation request, the contracting officer shall follow their Service-level procedures and the process in subpart 504.71 for purposes of notifying the SPE and, if applicable, scheduling an acquisition review.

(d) Coordination. The contracting officer shall coordinate with the Service-level acquisition policy organization, the category manager(s), and OSDBU when developing an executive agent designation request.

(e) Approval. OMB approves executive agent designations. The Administrator must approve an executive agent designation request prior to its submission to OMB.