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Procurement authority within the Department flows from the Secretary to the Senior Procurement Executives. DOE is unique in that it has two SPE’s, one for the Department excluding the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and one for NNSA. NNSA, although possessing authority to deviate from DOE policies and procedures, generally follows all DOE policy. Procurement policy is generally contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the DOE FAR Supplement (DEAR), DOE Acquisition Letters and DOE Orders and Directives. Financial Assistance policy is found in 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 910, and Financial Assistance Letters and guides.
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The Department expends approximately 90% of its budget through a variety of contracts and financial assistance agreements making it one of the largest civilian departments in the federal government. Through these expenditures, we impact a variety of industries and individuals across the nation. Our operations are nation-wide. The majority of our contract dollars are expended through a relatively small number of large Management and Operating (M&O) contracts (including Federally Funded Research and Development Centers) as well as large site and facility environmental cleanup contracts as reflected in the chart link below.
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