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security requirements determined necessary by the Secretary, taking into account overseas delivery, installation, maintenance, or replacement requirements, except that the authority granted by this paragraph shall cease to be effective when the amendment made by section 2711 of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 takes effect and thereafter procurement by the Secretary of State for the purposes described in this paragraph shall be in accordance with section 303(c)(2) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949;

(i) pay obligations assumed in Germany on or after June 5, 1945;

() provide telecommunications services;

(k) provide maximum physical security in Governmentowned and leased properties and vehicles abroad; and

(1) purchase special purpose passenger motor vehicles without regard to any price limitation otherwise established by


(m) pay obligations arising under international agreements, conventions, and binational contracts to the extent otherwise authorized by law.

(n) exercise the authority provided in subsection (c), upon the request of the Secretary of Defense or the head of any other department or agency of the United States, to enter into personal service contracts with individuals to perform services in support of the Department of Defense or such other department or agency, as the case may be.


(Proviso of Section 23 of Act of June 25, 1910) SEC. 23. (25 U.S.C. 47] So far as may be practicable Indian labor shall be employed, and purchases of the products (including, but not limited to printing, notwithstanding any other law). 1 of Indian industry may be made in open market in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior.

1 Period so in law. Section 206 of P.L. 100–581 (102 Stat. 2940) amends this section by striking out ‘products and inserting in lieu thereof ‘products (including, but not limited to printing, notwithstanding any other law).”.




SEC. 11.1 (31 U.S.C. 3903 note) (a) The Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be modified to provide appropriate solicitation provisions and contract clauses that implement chapter 39 of title 31, United States Code, as amended by this Act, and the regulations prescribed under section 3903 of such title (as amended).

(b) The solicitation provisions and contract clauses required by subsection (a) of this section shall include (but not be limited to) the following matters:

(1) Authority for a contracting officer to specify for a contract or class of contracts a specific payment period, which

(A) in the case of payments for commercial items or services, is similar to the payment period or periods permitted in prevailing private industry contracting practices;

(B) in the case of payments for noncommercial items and services, does not exceed 30 days unless the circumstances of the procurement action is determined to require a longer period for payment and such determination is approved above the level of the contracting officer;

(C) in the case of payments for items of property or services in an amount less than the amount specified as a small purchase in section 303(g)(2) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253(g)(2)), does not exceed 15 days after the date of receipt of the invoice, if

(i) the contract provides for such "fast payment" terms;

(ii) title to any property will vest in the Government upon delivery (including delivery to a common carrier); and

(iii) the business concern offers appropriate warranties to furnish property or services conforming to the requirements of the contract or purchase order, if payment will be due prior to acceptance of the items or services; and

(D) in the case of progress payments under construction contracts, does not exceed 14 days, unless the solicita

on specifies a longer period which the contracting officer has determined is required to afford the Government a practicable opportunity to adequately inspect the work and to evaluate the adequacy of the contractor's performance under the contract.

1 Most of the other sections of the Prompt Payment Act Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100_496; 102 Stat. 2455) amended chapter 39 of title 31, United States Code.

(2) Requirements to make periodic payments, in the case of a property or service contract which does not prohibit periodic payments for partial deliveries or other contract performance during the contract period, upon

(A) submission of an invoice for property delivered or services performed during the contract period, if an invoice is required by the contract; and (B) either

(i) acceptance of the property or services by an employee of the contracting agency authorized to accept the property or services; or

(ii) the making of a determination by such an employee, that the performance covered by the payment

conforms to the terms and conditions of the contract. (3) A conclusive presumption, exlusively for the purposes of determining when an agency becomes obligated to pay a late payment interest penalty (other than under construction contracts), that the Federal Government has accepted property or services by the 7th day after the date on which, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract, the property is delivered or final performance of the services is completed, unless the solicitation specifies a longer period which is determined by the contracting officer to be required to afford the agency a practicable opportunity to inspect and test the property furnished or evaluate the services performed.

(4) The limitation that the Federal Government may take a discount offered by a contractor for early payment by the Federal Government only in accordance with the time limits specified by the contractor, determined in accordance with the second sentence of section 3904 of title 31, United States Code.

(5) The requirements of section 3902(c) of title 31, United States Code.

(6) The requirements of section 3903(a)(6) of title 31, United States Code.

(7) The requirements of section 3905 of title 31, United States Code.

(c) The regulations required by subsection (a) of this section shall be published as proposed regulations for public comment as provided in section 22 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 418b) within 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.


UNITED STATES SEC. 3709. (41 U.S.C. 5] Unless otherwise provided in the appropriation concerned or other law, purchases and contracts for supplies or services for the Government may be made or entered into only after advertising a sufficient time previously for proposals, except (1) when the amount involved in any one case does not exceed $25,000, (2) when the public exigencies require the immediate delivery of the articles or performance of the service, (3) when only one source of supply is available and the Government purchasing or contracting officer shall so certify, or (4) when the services are required to be performed by the contractor in person and are (A) of a technical and professional nature or (B) under Government supervision and paid for on a time basis. Except (1) as authorized by section 29 of the Surplus Property Act of 1944 (50 U.S.C. App. 1638), (2) when otherwise authorized by law, or (3) when the reasonable value involved in any one case does not exceed $500, sales and contracts of sale by the Government shall be governed by the requirements of this section for advertising.

SECTION 18 OF THE ACT OF AUGUST 2, 1946 SEC. 18. (41 U.S.C. 5a] The word "department" as used in this Act shall be construed to include independent establishments, other agencies, wholly owned Government corporations (the transactions of which corporations shall be subject to the authorizations and limitations of this Act, except that section 9 shall apply to their administrative transactions only), and the government of the District of Columbia, but shall not include the Senate, House of Representatives, or office of the Architect of the Capitol, or, the officers or employees thereof. The words "continental United States” as used herein shall be construed to mean the forty-eight States and the District of Columbia. The word “Government” shall be construed to include the government of the District of Columbia. The word “appropriation” shall be construed as including funds made available by legislation under section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, approved December 6, 1945.

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