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									--S.1587-­

S. 1587

                         One Hund red T hird Co ngress

                               of the


                          Uni ted States of America


                         AT T HE SEC OND SESS ION

Beg un and held at the City of Washi ngto n on Tuesday, the twe nty -fifth day of January, one thousand nine
hund red and ninety- four

An Act

To rev ise and strea m line the acq uisition laws of the Fe deral Governm ent, and for other pur poses.

   Be it enacted by the Se nate and House of Re presen tatives of the United States of Ame rica in Co ngress
   assembled,

SECTION I . SHORT T ITLE .

   Thi s Act may be cited as the ' Federal Acq uisition Stream lining Act of 1994'.

SEC. 2. TA BLE OF CONTENTS.

   T he tab le of conten ts for this Act is as follows:

      Sec. I. Short title .

      Sec . 2. Tab le of conte nts.

TITLE I--C ONTRACT FORMATION

Subtitle A--Competition Statut es


Part I--Arm ed Serv ices Ac quisitions


SUBP ART A--COMPET ITION REQUIREMENTS


Sec. 100 I. References to Federa l Acquisition Regul ation.


Sec . 1002. Esta blishme nt or maint enance of alternative so urces of supply.


Sec. 1003. Cla rification of ap prova l authority for use of procedur es other than full and open competi tion.


Sec. 1004. Ta sk and del iv ery ord er contracts.


Sec . 1005. Acquisi tion o f expert services.


SUBPART B-- PLANNI NG , SOLTCITAT ION, EV ALUATI ON, AND

AWARD

Sec. 101 I. Source selection factors .


Sec. 1012. Solicitation provisi on regarding evaluation of purcha se options .


Sec. 10 13. Prompt notice of award .


Sec. 10 14. Post-award debriefings.


Sec. l OIS . Protest file.


Sec. 1016 . Agency actions on protests.


SUBPART C--KINDS OF CON TRACTS


Sec. 1021. Repeal of requirement for Secr etarial determination regarding use of cos t ty pe or incentive

contract.


Sec . 1022. Revision and reor gani zation of multi year contracting authority.


SUBPART D--MISCELLANEOUS


Sec . 1031. Repeal o f requi rement for annua l report by advocates for co mpetitio n.


Part IT--Civ ilian Ag ency Acq uisitions


SUBPART A--COMPETITIO N REQU IREMENTS


Sec . 1051. References to Fed eral Acquisition Regulation.


Sec. 1052. Establishment or maintenance of alternative sources of supply .


Sec . 105 3. Clarification of approval authority for use of procedures other than full and open competition.


Sec . 1054 . Task and delivery order contrac ts.


Sec . 1055 . Acqui sition of expert se rvic es.


SUBPART B--PLANNTNG, SOLICITA TION, EVA LUAT ION , AND

AWA RD


Sec . 106 1. Solicitation, evaluation , and award.


Sec . 1062. Solicitation provi sion rega rding evaluation of purchase opt ions.


Sec . 1063. Prompt notice of award.


Sec . 1064. Post-award debriefings.


Sec . 1065. Protest file .


Sec. 1066. Agency action s on protests.


SU BPA RT C--KINDS OF CONTRACTS


Sec . 107 1. Repeal of agen cy head determination regarding use of cost typ e o r incentive co ntract.

Sec. 1072. Multiyear contracting authority.

Sec. 1073. Severable services contracts crossing fiscal years.

Sec. 1074. Economy Act purchases.

Part 1I1--Acquisitions Generally

Sec. 1091. Policy regarding consideration of contractor past performance.

Sec. 1092. Repeal of requirement for annual report on competition.

Sec. 1093. Discouragement of nonstandard contract clauses.

Subtitle B-- Truth in Negotiations

Part J--Armed Services Acquisitions

Sec. 1201. Stabilization of dollar threshold of applicability.

Sec. 1202. Exceptions to cost or pricing data requirements.

Sec. 1203. Restrictions on additional authority to require cost or pricing data or other information.

Sec. 1204. Additional special rules for commercial items.

Sec. 1205. Right of United States to examine contractor records.

Sec. 1206. Required regulations.

Sec. 1207. Consistency of time references.

Sec. 1208. Exception for transfers between divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates.

Sec. 1209. Coverage of Coast Guard and NASA for interest and payments on certain overpayments.

Sec. 1210. Repeal of superseded provision.

Part JI--Civilian Agency Acquisitions

Sec. 1251. Revision of civilian agency provisions to ensure uniform treatment of cost or pricing data.

Sec. 1252. Repeal of obsolete provision.

Subtitle C--Research and Development

Sec. 130 I. Research projects.

Subtitle D--Procurement Protests

Part I--Protests to the Comptroller General

Sec. 140 I. Protest defined.

Sec. 1402. Review of protests and effect on contracts pending decision.
Sec. 1403 . Decisions on prote sts.


Sec. ]404. Regul ations.


Part II--Protests in Pro curements of Automatic Data Processing


Sec. 1431. Revocation of dele gation s of procurement authority.


Sec. 1432. Authority of the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeal s.


Sec. 1433. Peri ods for certain action s.


Sec . 1434 . Dismi ssals of protests.


Sec. 1435. Award of costs.


Sec. 1436 . Di smissal agreements.


Sec . 1437. Matters to be co vered in regul ations.


Sec. 1438. Definition of prote st.


Sec. 1439. Oversight of acquisiti on of automatic data processing equipment by Federal agenc ies .


Subtitl e E--P ol icy, Definitions, and Other Matters


Part I--Armed Serv ices Acquisition s


Sec . ISO1. Repeal of policy statement.


Sec. 1502. Definitions.


Sec . 1503. Dele gation of procurement functions.


Sec. 1504. Determin ations and decis ions.


Sec. 1505 . Re stri ctions on undefinitized contractual actions.


Sec. 1506. Rep eal of requirement relating to production special tooling and product ion spec ial test

equ ipment.


Sec. 1507. Re gul ations for bids .


Part II--Ci vilian Agen cy Acqui sitions


Sec . 1551. Defin itions.


Sec . 1552. Del egati on of procurement functions .


Sec. 1553. Det ermin ation s and decisions.


Sec. 1554. Repe al of preference for recycled toner cartridges.


Sec. 1555. Co oper ative purchasing .


TITLE I1 --CONTRACT ADMI NISTRATION

Subtitle A--Contract Paym ent

Part I--Arm ed Services Acqui sitions

Sec . 2001. Cont ract financin g .

Sec. 2002 . Repeal of vouchering procedures sect io n.

Part ll--Civili an Agency Acquisitions

Sec . 2051 . Contr act financing.

Part I1I--A cquisitions Generally

Sec. 2091. Government-wid e application of payment protecti ons for subcontract ors and suppliers.

Subtitle B--Cost Pri nciples

Part I--Armed Services Acquisitions

Sec . 210 l. Allowable contract costs .

Sec. 2102 . Repe al of authority for contract profit co ntrols during emergency peri ods.

Part II-- Ci vil ian Agency Acqu isitions

Sec. 2151. Allowable contract costs .

Part IIl- -Acquisiti ons Generally

Sec . 2 19 1. Tra vel expenses of Government contractors.

Sec . 2192. Re visi on of cost principle relatin g to entertainment, gi ft, and recreation costs for con tractor
employees .

Subtitle C-- Audit and Access to Records

Part I--Arm ed Services Acquis itions

Sec. 220 l. Co nso lidatio n and rev ision of auth ority to examine records of contractors.

Part II--Ci vil ian Ag ency Acq uis itio ns

Sec. 2251. Auth ority to exam ine records of co ntrac tors.

Subtitle D-- Claims and Disputes

Part I--Armed Services Acquisitions

Sec. 230 I. Cert ification of co ntract claim s.

Sec . 2302. Shi pbuilding claims .

Part ll--Acqu isit ions Generally
Sec. 23 5 1. Contract Disputes Act improvements.


Sec. 2352. Extension of a lternative disput e reso lution auth or ity.


Sec . 2353 . Ex pedited resolution of contract ad ministratio n matters.


Sec. 23 54. Authority for district courts to obta in advisory op inions from board s of co ntract appe als in

certai n cases.


Su btitle E--M iscellaneous


Part I-- Armed Services Acquis itions


Sec. 240 1. Clarifi cati on of provision relatin g to qual ity contr ol of certain sp are parts.


Sec. 24 02 . Contractor g uarantees reg ard ing weapon systems.


Part II--Ac q uisi tions Gen erally


Sec . 24 5 I . Secti on 3737 of the Re vised Statutes : exp ansion of author ity to proh ibit setoffs ag ainst

ass ignees; reorgani zation of

sec tion; revision of obs olete provisions.

Sec. 2452. Repeal of requirement for dep osit of contracts with GA O.


Sec . 24 53. Rep eal of obso lete de adl ine rega rding procedural regul ati ons for the Cos t Accounting Standa rds

Board.


Sec. 2454. Codification of accounting requ irement for contracted advisory and assistance servi ces.


Sec . 2455 . Unifo rm suspe ns ion and deb arm ent.


TITLE IJJ--SER VICE SPEC IF IC AN D M AJOR SY ST EMS STA TU TES


Subtitle A--Major Sys tems Statutes


Sec. 300 I . Weapon development and procur ement schedules.


Sec . 3002 . Se lec ted ac quisition rep ort requ irem ent.


Sec . 3003 . Unit cos t re port requiremen t.


Sec . 30 04. Requirement for independent cos t estimate and man power estim ate before developm ent or

prod ucti on .


Sec . 3005 . Baseline description.


Sec . 300 6. Rep eal of requ irement for co m petitive prototyp ing for majo r program s.


Sec . 3007. Repeal of requirement for com petitive altern ativ e sources for maj or programs.


Subt itle B--Te stin g Statutes


Sec . 30 II . Authority of Direct or of Op eratio na l Te st and Evaluati on to co mmunicate views d irectly to

Sec retary of Defense .

Sec . 3012. Responsibility of Director of Operational Test and Evaluation for live fire testin g.

Sec. 3013 . Requirement for unclassified version of annual report on operational test and evaluation .

Sec . 3014. Survivability and lethality testing .


Sec. 3015 . Limitation on quantities to be procured for low-r ate initial production .


Subtitle Cv-Servlce Specific Laws


Sec. 3021 . Gratuitous services of officers of certain reserve components.


Sec. 302 2. Auth ority to rent samples, drawings, and other information to others .


Sec. 302 3. Repeal of application of Public Contracts Act to certain naval vessel contracts.


Sec. 302 4. Repe al of requirement for construction of ve ssels on Pacific coast.


Sec . 3025. Scientific inve stigation and research for the N avy .


Subtitle D--Civil Reserve Air Fleet


Sec. 303 1. Definitions.


Sec. 3032. Consolidation of provisions relatin g to contractual commitment of aircraft.


Sec. 3033. Use of military installations by contractors.


Subtit le E--Miscellaneous


Sec. 306 1. Regul ations on procurement, product ion, warehousing, and supp ly distributi on functions.


Sec. 3062 . Repeal of requirements regarding product evalu ation activities.


Sec. 3063. Department of Defense acquisition of intellectu al property right s.


Sec . 3064. Liquid fuel s and natural gas : contracts for storage, handling, or dist ribution.


Sec. 30 65 . Codification and revision o f limitati on on lease of vessels , aircraft, and veh icles .


Sec. 3066. Soft drink supplies.


Sec. 3067. Disbursement of funds of military department to cover obli gations of another ag ency of

Department of Defense.


T1TLE IV--S1MPLl F1ED ACQU1SITION THRESHOLD


Subtitle A--Esta blishment of Threshold


Sec. 400 I. Simplified acquisition thre shold defined.


Sec. 4002. Establ ishment of simplified acquisition threshold for armed se rvices.


Sec. 4003. Establishment of simplified acquisition threshold for civilian agencies.


Sec . 4004. Sm all business reservation.

Subtitle B--Inapplicability of La ws to Acquisitio ns At or Bel ow the Simpli fied Acquis itio n
Thresho ld

Sec . 410 I . L ist of inapplicable law s in Federal Acqu isition Reg ulation.


Sec . 4 102. A rmed serv ices ac quis itio ns.


Sec . 4 103. Civi lia n age ncy acquisi tio ns .


Sec. 4 104. Acquisitions generally.


Subtitl e C--S im plified Acquisition Pro cedures


Sec . 420 I. S im plified ac quisition procedures.


Sec . 4202 . Procu rem ent not ice .


Sec. 4203 . Implementati on of sim plified acqui siti on procedures.


Subtitl e D--Micro-Purchase Procedures


Sec. 430 I. Procedures for purchases below micro-pu rchase thre shold .


Subtit le E--Conform ing Ame ndme nts


Sec . 440 I . Armed se rvices ac quisitio ns.


Sec. 44 02. Civ ilian agency ac quisitions.


Se c. 4403 . Offi ce of Federal Procurem ent Policy Ac t.


Sec . 440 4. Sma ll Business Act.


T ITL E V-- ACQU ISITION M AN AGEME NT


Subtitl e A--Armed Services Acquisitions


Sec. 500 1. Pe rformance based man agement.


Sec . 5002. Re view of acqu isition prog ram cy cle .


Subtitle B--Civil ian Agency Acqu isitions


Sec. 505 1. Performance based management.


Sec . 5052. Res u lts-oriented ac qu isition process.


Subtit le C- -Pi lot P rogram s


Sec . 5061 . OF PP test program for executi ve agencies.


Sec. 5062 . NASA m id-ran ge proc urement test program.


Sec . 5063 . Federal Aviation Administration acq uisiti on pilot program.

Sec . 5064 . Department of Defense acquisition pilot programs.

Subtitle D--Miscellaneous

Sec . 5091 . Vendor and employee excellence award s.

Sec . 5092 . Waiting period for significant changes proposed for acquisition regulations.

Sec. 5093 . Sense of Congress on negotiated rulemaking.

TlTLE VT--OTHER PROCUREMENT-RELATED MA TIERS

Sec . 600 I. Post-employment rules.

Sec. 6002. Contracting functions performed by Federal personnel.

Sec . 6003. Repeal of executed requirement for study and report.

Sec . 6004. Interests of Members of Congress.

Sec . 6005. Whistle blowe r prote ction s for contractor employee s of Department of Defense, Coas t Guard,
and National Aeronautics and Space Adm inistration.

Sec. 6006. Whistleblower protections for contractor employees of civ ilian agencies.

Sec. 6007 . Comptro ller General review of the provision of legal advice for Inspectors General.

Sec . 6008 . Cost savings for official travel.

Sec . 600 9. Prompt resolution of audit recommendations.

TITLE VIJ--SMALL BUSINESS AND SOCIOECONOMIC LAWS

Subtitle A--Small Business Law s

Sec. 7 101 . Repeal of cert ain requirements.

Sec . 7102. Contracting program for certain small business concerns.

Sec . 7103 . Extension of test program for negotiation of comprehensive small business subcontracting plans .

Sec . 7104. Small Business Pro curement Advisory Council.

Sec . 7105. Extension of defense contr act goal to Coast Guard and N ationa l Aeronautics and Space
Adm inistration.

Sec . 7 106. Procurement goals for small busine ss concerns owned by women.

Sec . 7 107 . Development of definitions regarding certa in small business concerns.

Sec . 7108 . Functions of Office of Federal Procurement Policy relating to small business.

Subtitle B--Socioeconomic Laws

Sec . 720 1. Acquisitions generally.
Sec . 7202 . Proh ibition on use of funds for docum enting eco no mic or em ployme nt impact of ce rtai n

ac quisition programs.


Sec. 72 03. Merit-based aw ard of co ntrac ts and gran ts.


Sec . 7204 . Maxi mum practicabl e op portu nities for appre ntices o n Fe de ral co nstruction proj ects.


Sec. 7205 . Repeal of obso lete prov ision.


Sec. 7206 . Re peal of obso lete and red unda nt provision s of law .


Subtit le C-- Wa iver of App lication of Prevailing Wage-Setting Requi rem ent s to Vo luntee rs


Sec . 730 I. Short titl e.


Sec. 7302. Pur pose.


Sec. 7303 . Wai ver for indiv iduals wh o perform vo lunteer serv ices for publi c en tities.


Se c. 7304 . Waive r for indiv idua ls who perfo rm vo lunteer services for nonp rofit e ntities.


Sec . 7305 . Co ntrac ts affected.


Sec. 7306 . Report.


T ITL E VIlI--COMMERCIAL ITE MS


Sub title A--Definitio ns and Regulat ions


Sec . 800 I. Definitions.


Sec . 8002 . Regul at ions on acquisition of co mmercial items .


Sec . 8003 . L ist of inapplicable law s in Federal Acqu isition Reg ulation.


Subtitle B--Arm ed Serv ices Acquisitio ns


Sec. 810 I . Establishm ent of new chapter in title 10.


Sec . 8102 . Re lationship to othe r prov isions of law .


Sec . 8 103. De fin itions.


Sec. 8 104 . Preference for acqui siti on of commercial items .


Sec. 8 105. Inap plicab ility of ce rtain provisions of law.


Sec. 8106. Presum ption that techn ical data under co ntracts for co mmerc ial items are deve loped exclu sively

at private ex pense .


Subtitle C--C ivi lian Agency Acq uisitio ns


Sec. 820 I . Relatio nship to oth er provisi ons of law .


Sec . 8202 . Definiti ons.
Sec . 8203. Preference for acquisition of co mmercial item s.

Sec. 8204 . Inapplicability of certain provi sions of law .

Subtitle D-- Acqui siti ons Generally

Sec. 830 I . Inapplicabili ty of certain prov isions of law.

Sec. 8302. F lex ible deadlin es for submi ssion of offers of co mmercial items.

Sec. 8303 . Additiona l respon sib ilities for advoc ates for co mpetition.

Sec. 8304. Provisions not a ffected.

Sec . 8305. Comptroller Gene ral review of Fed eral Gov e rnme nt use of ma rket resea rch.

TITLE IX-- FEDERAL ACQUISITI ON CO M PUTER NET WO RK


Sec. 900 I. Federal acqui sit ion computer network architecture and implementation .


Sec. 9002. Impl em entat ion of FAC NET capability in ar med serv ices .


Sec. 9003. Implementation of FACNET capa bility in civ ilian agen cies.


Se c. 9004. GA O determ inati on of eligibl e ag ency con tracts.


TITLE X--EF FECT IVE D ATES AND IMPLEMENT ATION


Sec. 1000 I. E ffect iv e date and applicability .


Sec . 10002. Impl ementing regul ati ons.


Sec. 10003. Evaluation by the Comptrolle r General.


Sec . 10004. Data collection through the Federal Procurem ent Data Sy stem .


Sec. 10005. Tec hnical and clerical am endments .

                      TIT LE I--CONTRACT FORMATION

                         Subt itle A--Co m petition Statutes

PART I--ARMED SE RVICES ACQ UISITIONS

Subpart A--C ompetition Requirements

SEC. 1001. REF ERENC ES TO FED ERA L ACQU IS 1TION RE GULA T10N .

   Secti on 2304 of titl e 10, United States Code, is amended-­

       ( 1) in subsection (a)( l) (A), by strik ing out ' modi fications' and all that follow s through 'n ote )' and
inserting in lieu ther eof ' Federal Acquis itio n Regulation'; and

       (2) in su bsection (g)( I), by striking out ' reg ulations mod ified' and all that foll ows throu gh ' note)' and
inserting in
       lieu thereof' Fede ral Acqu isition Regulatio n'.
SEC. I 002. ESTABLISHMENT OR MAINTEN ANCE OF ALTE RNATIV E SO URCES OF
SUPPLY.

  (a) ADDIT IONAL JUSTIFIC ATION FOR ESTABLISHING OR M AINT AINI NG ALTERNATI VE
SOURCES­
  Secti on 23 04(b)( 1) of such title is amended-­

      (1) by striking out ' or' at the end of subparagraph (B);

       (2) by striking out the peri od at the end of subparagraph (C) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon ;
and

       (3) by adding at the end the followin g new subparag raphs :

       ' (D) wo uld ensure the co ntinuous ava ilability of a reli able so urce of suppJy of such prope rty o r
service;

      '( E) wo uld satisfy proj ected need s for such prop erty or se rvice determined on the basi s of a hist ory of
high dem and for the property or service; or

      ' (F) in the case of medi cal supp lies, safety supplies, or emergency supplies, would sat isfy a critical
need for s uch supplies.'.

     (b) PROH!B!T!ON ON USE OF CLASSES OF PURCHASES OR CONTRACTS- Sect ion 2304 (b) of
title 10, United St ates Code, is amended by adding at the end the foll owin g new paragraph :

   ' (4) A determinat ion und er paragraph (I ) may not be mad e for a class of pur chases or co ntracts .'.

SEC. 1003. CLA RIFICA TION OF APPROVA L AUTHORITY FOR U SE OF PROCED URES
OTHER TH AN FULL AN D OP EN COMPETITION .

   Secti on 23 04(f)( I)(B)(i) of title 10, United State s Co de, is amended by inserting before the semicol on at
the end the foll owin g : ' o r by an offic ia l referred to in clause (ii), (iii), or (iv)' .

SEC. 1004 , TASK AN D DE LIV ERY ORDER CONTRACTS.

   (a) AUTHO RJTY - ( I) Chapter 137 of title 10, United States Code, is ame nded by inserting afte r section
2304 the foll owin g new sect ion s:

' Sec. 2304a. Task and delivery order cont racts: general authority

    ' (a) AU THORITY TO AW ARD- Subj ect to the requirement s of this section, sec tion 2304c of thi s title,
and other ap plicable law, the head of an agency may enter into a task or delivery o rde r contract (as defined
in sectio n 2304d of this title) fo r procur em ent of se rv ices or property .

   '(b) SO LIC IT ATI ON- Th e solicitati on for a task or deliv ery order co ntract shall include the follow ing :

      ' ( I) The period of the co ntrac t, including the number of opt ions to extend the co ntract a nd the per iod
for whi ch the cont ract may be extended under each option, ifany .

       ' (2) T he max imum quantity or doll ar value of the serv ices or prop erty to be proc ured und er the
co ntract.

       '(3) A statement of work , specifications, or other description tha t reasonably describes the gene ral
sco pe, nature, co m plex ity, a nd purp oses of the services or property to be procured under the co ntract.
    '(c) APPLICABILIT Y O F REST RICTION ON USE OF NONCOMPETITIVE PROCED URES- T he
head of an ag ency may us e procedures other than competitive proc edures to enter into a task or de livery
order co ntrac t under this sec tion only if an ex ceptio n in su bsection (c) of section 230 4 of this titl e app lies to
the co ntrac t and the use of suc h pro cedu res is approved in accorda nce wi th su bsect ion (f) of such section.

   ' (d) SINGLE AND MULTIPLE CONTRACT AW ARDS- ( I) The he ad of an age ncy may exercise the
authority provided in thi s section-­

       ' (A ) to awa rd a si ng le task or del ivery order co ntrac t; or

       ' ( B) if the soli citati on state s that the head of the ag ency has the option to do so , to award separate
task or del ivery order co ntracts for th e sa me or simil ar serv ices or property to tw o or more sou rces.

    ' (2) No det ermination under sec tio n 2304( b) of this title is requ ired for awa rd of multiple task or
del ive ry order contrac ts under paragraph ( I)( B),

   '(3) The regulations implementing thi s subsecti on sha ll-­

         ' (A) est ablish a preferenc e for awa rd ing, to the max imum ex tent practicable, m ultiple ta sk or
deli ve ry orde r co ntrac ts for the same o r s im ilar service s or prop erty under the aut ho rity of pa rag raph
(J )( B); and

       '(B) establish criteria for dete rmin ing when awa rd ofmultipJ e task or delivery order con tracts would
not be in the best inter est of the Fed eral Governme nt.

  ' (e) CONTRACT M OD IFICA TI ONS- A task or delivery order may not inc reas e the sco pe, period , or
maximum value of th e task or deliv ery order contract under whi ch the order is issued . The sco pe, per iod, or
maximum va lue of the co ntra ct may be increased onl y by modification of the con tract.

   ' (f) IN APPLI CABI LIT Y TO C ONT RACTS FOR ADV ISORY AND ASSISTANCE SE RV IC ES­
Exc ept as otherw ise speci fica lly prov ided in secti on 2304b of this title , this secti on does not apply to a task
or deliv ery order contract for the procu rement of adv isory and ass istan ce ser vices (as de fined in sec tio n
1105(g) of title 31).

    ' (g ) RE LATION SH IP TO OTH ER CONTRACTING AUT HORITY - No thing in thi s section may be
co nstrue d to limit or ex pand any authority of the head of an agency or the Ad mi nistrato r of Gen eral
Services to enter int o sch edule, multipl e aw ard, or task or deli ve ry order contracts unde r any ot her
provision of Jaw.

' Sec. 2304 b, Task order co ntracts: advisory and assistance serv ices

     '(a) A UT HO RITY TO A W ARD- ( I) Subjec t to the requirements of thi s sect ion , section 230 4c of th is
title, and other applicabl e law, the head of an agen cy may enter into a task orde r co ntra ct (as defined in
section 2304d of thi s title) for procurement of advi sory and assistance serv ices,

   ' (2) Th e head of an ag ency may enter into a task orde r contrac t for procurem ent of advisory and
assistan ce serv ices only un de r the author ity of thi s sec tio n.

     '(b) LI M IT AT ION ON CONTRACT PERIOD- Th e period of a tas k order cont ract entered into under
thi s section ,

								
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