1. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment (ASA(I&E)) is the Army’s Component Competitive Sourcing Official (CCSO) as designated by the Secretary of Defense Competitive Sourcing Official (CSO) (Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment). The CCSO may delegate the Inventory Process responsibility, outlined in OMB Circular A-76, to another Army level Secretariat Official.
2. The CCSO will, in writing, appoint the ACSIM as the Delegated Competitive Sourcing Official (DCSO) who can re-delegate DCSO responsibilities 8-12 to each Major Command (MACOM), Direct Report Unit (DRU), Field Operating Agency (FOA), and Headquarters Staff Support Agency (HSSA) that will be conducting commercial activities A-76 studies. The DCSO is responsible for appointing, in writing, Competition Officials and holding these officials accountable for the timely and proper conduct of streamlined or standard competitions through the use of annual performance evaluations.
3. The Competition Officials (all inherently governmental) are the Agency Tender Official (ATO), Contracting Officer (CO), Performance Work Statement (PWS) Team Leader, Human Resource Advisor (HRA), and Source Selection Authority (SSA).
4. The ASA(I&E) provides oversight and guidance for CS Program policies and will designate an agency official as the point of contact for resolving CS Program related issues.