(a) Exclusion.— In any case in which the Secretary of Defense plans to use competitive procedures for a procurement, if the procurement is to be conducted as described in subsection (b), then the Secretary shall exclude the Department of Defense from competing in the procurement.
(b) Procurement Description.— The requirement to exclude the Department of Defense under subsection (a) applies in the case of a procurement to be conducted by excluding from competition entities in the private sector other than—
(1)small business concerns in furtherance of section 8 or 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637 or 644); or
(2)entities described in subsection (a)(1) ofsection
2323 of this title in furtherance of the goal specified in that subsection.
Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VIII, § 848(b),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1725, provided that: “Section
2304a [now 2304e] of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 30, 1993].”
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