539.7001 Policy.

      (a)GSA must provide information security for the information and information system that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or other source.

      (b)Employees responsible for procuring or managing information technology supplies, services and systems shall possess the appropriate security clearance associated with the level of security classification related to the acquisition. They include, but are not limited to contracting officers, contract specialists, project/program managers, and contracting officer representatives.

      (c)The contracting officer or contracting officer’s representative shall validate that all applicable contractor submissions meet contract requirements (e.g., statement of work, contractor’s accepted proposal) and are provided by the contractor in accordance with the contract schedule. The contracting officer or contracting officer’s representative shall coordinate with GSA IT as needed in determining contractor compliance. Guidance for identifying the applicable GSA IT point of contact is located on the Acquisition Portal at https://insite.gsa.gov/itprocurement.