(a) Delegation of authority. The chief procurement officer may delegate authority to execute and administer contracts to a procure officer who is responsible for administering procurement on behalf of an agency or governmental body under the provisions of this chapter. The chief procurement officer may delegate authority to supervise and control inventories belonging to the government. The chief procurement officer may also suspend, limit, or revoke any delegation of authority made under provisions of this subsection. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the following officials are delegated authority to execute and administer contracts, and control inventories of government property under the conditions prescribed:
(1) Director of Health. Execution and administration of purchase orders and contracts for routine procurement of drugs, medicines, and medical supplies and control of stores of medical supplies.
(2) Director of Public Works. Execution and administration of architect, engineer and construction contracts and control of stores necessary for day-to-day maintenance requirements.
(b) Procurement authority by law or executive order.
(1) Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority. Execution and administration of purchase orders and contracts for the Authority and control of stores necessary of day-to-day operations for the Authority pursuant to 15.01 ASCA et seq.
(2) Director of the Marine Railway Authority. Execution and administration of purchase orders and contracts for the Authority and control of stores necessary for day to day operation of the Authority pursuant Executive Order No. 3-1978.
(3) Director of the Department of Agriculture. Control of storage and distribution of fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, weedicides, other agricultural chemicals, and animal feeds and fertilizers pursuant to 24.1201 ASCA, et seq., and 24.2101 ASCA, et seq.
(c) Notification of delegations. Every official having procurement authority by delegation under this section or by law or executive order shall notify the chiefprocurement officer in writing of the name of title of any individual to whom that authority is delegated and the scope of the delegated authority.History: Rule 5-84, eff 11 Jul 84, (part).