10 U.S. Code § 2330a - Procurement of services: tracking of purchases

(a) Data Collection Required.— The Secretary of Defense shall establish a data collection system to provide management information with regard to each purchase of services by a military department or Defense Agency in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, regardless of whether such a purchase is made in the form of a contract, task order, delivery order, military interdepartmental purchase request, or any other form of interagency agreement.
(b) Data To Be Collected.— The data required to be collected under subsection (a) includes the following:
(1) The services purchased.
(2) The total dollar amount of the purchase.
(3) The form of contracting action used to make the purchase.
(4) Whether the purchase was made through—
(A) a performance-based contract, performance-based task order, or other performance-based arrangement that contains firm fixed prices for the specific tasks to be performed;
(B) any other performance-based contract, performance-based task order, or performance-based arrangement; or
(C) any contract, task order, or other arrangement that is not performance based.
(5) In the case of a purchase made through an agency other than the Department of Defense, the agency through which the purchase is made.
(6) The extent of competition provided in making the purchase and whether there was more than one offer.
(7) Whether the purchase was made from—
(A) a small business concern;
(B) a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; or
(C) a small business concern owned and controlled by women.
(c) Inventory.—
(1) Not later than the end of the third quarter of each fiscal year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress an annual inventory of the activities performed during the preceding fiscal year pursuant to contracts for services (and pursuant to contracts for goods to the extent services are a significant component of performance as identified in a separate line item of a contract) for or on behalf of the Department of Defense. The guidance for compiling the inventory shall be issued by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, as follows:
(A) The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, as supported by the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), shall be responsible for developing guidance for—
(i) the collection of data regarding functions and missions performed by contractors in a manner that is comparable to the manpower data elements used in inventories of functions performed by Department of Defense employees;
(ii) the calculation of contractor full-time equivalents for direct labor, using direct labor hours in a manner that is comparable to the calculation of Department of Defense civilian full-time employees; and
(iii) the conduct and completion of the annual review required under subsection (e)(1).
(B) The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics shall be responsible for developing guidance on other data elements and implementing procedures for requirements relating to acquisition.
(2) The entry for an activity on an inventory under this subsection shall include, for the fiscal year covered by such entry, the following:
(A) The functions and missions performed by the contractor.
(B) The contracting organization, the component of the Department of Defense administering the contract, and the organization whose requirements are being met through contractor performance of the function.
(C) The funding source for the contract under which the function is performed by appropriation and operating agency.
(D) The fiscal year for which the activity first appeared on an inventory under this section.
(E) The number of contractor employees, expressed as full-time equivalents for direct labor, using direct labor hours and associated cost data collected from contractors (except that estimates may be used where such data is not available and cannot reasonably be made available in a timely manner for the purpose of the inventory).
(F) A determination whether the contract pursuant to which the activity is performed is a personal services contract.
(G) A summary of the data required to be collected for the activity under subsection (a).
(3) The inventory required under this subsection shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.
(d) Public Availability of Inventories.— Not later than 30 days after the date on which an inventory under subsection (c) is required to be submitted to Congress, the Secretary shall—
(1) make the inventory available to the public; and
(2) publish in the Federal Register a notice that the inventory is available to the public.
(e) Review and Planning Requirements.— Within 90 days after the date on which an inventory is submitted under subsection (c), the Secretary of the military department or head of the Defense Agency responsible for activities in the inventory shall—
(1) review the contracts and activities in the inventory for which such Secretary or agency head is responsible;
(2) ensure that—
(A) each contract on the list that is a personal services contract has been entered into, and is being performed, in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements;
(B) the activities on the list do not include any inherently governmental functions; and
(C) to the maximum extent practicable, the activities on the list do not include any functions closely associated with inherently governmental functions; and
(3) identify activities that should be considered for conversion—
(A) to performance by civilian employees of the Department of Defense pursuant to section 2463 of this title; or
(B) to an acquisition approach that would be more advantageous to the Department of Defense.
(f) Development of Plan and Enforcement and Approval Mechanisms.— The Secretary of the military department or head of the Defense Agency responsible for activities in the inventory shall develop a plan, including an enforcement mechanism and approval process, to—
(1) provide for the use of the inventory by the military department or Defense Agency to implement the requirements of section 129a of this title;
(2) ensure the inventory is used to inform strategic workforce planning;
(3) facilitate use of the inventory for compliance with section 235 of this title; and
(4) provide for appropriate consideration of the conversion of activities identified under subsection (e)(3) within a reasonable period of time.
(g) Inspector General Report.— Not later than May 1 of each year, beginning with 2014 and ending with 2016, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing the Inspector General’s assessment of—
(1) the efforts by the Department of Defense to compile the inventory pursuant to subsection (c); and
(2) the reviews conducted under subsection (e), including the actions taken to resolve the findings of the reviews in accordance with section 2463 of this title.
(h) Comptroller General Report.— Not later than September 30 of each year, beginning with 2014 and ending with 2016, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing the Comptroller General’s assessment of the efforts by the Department of Defense to implement subsections (e) and (f).
(i) Rule of Construction.— Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the performance of personal services by a contractor except where expressly authorized by a provision of law other than this section.
(j) Definitions.— In this section:
(1) The term “performance-based”, with respect to a contract, task order, or arrangement, means that the contract, task order, or arrangement, respectively, includes the use of performance work statements that set forth contract requirements in clear, specific, and objective terms with measurable outcomes.
(2) The definitions set forth in section 2225 (f) of this title for the terms “simplified acquisition threshold”, “small business concern”, “small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals”, and “small business concern owned and controlled by women” shall apply.
(3) Function closely associated with inherently governmental functions.— The term “function closely associated with inherently governmental functions” has the meaning given that term in section 2383 (b)(3) of this title.
(4) Inherently governmental functions.— The term “inherently governmental functions” has the meaning given that term in section 2383 (b)(2) of this title.
(5) Personal services contract.— The term “personal services contract” means a contract under which, as a result of its terms or conditions or the manner of its administration during performance, contractor personnel are subject to the relatively continuous supervision and control of one or more Government officers or employees, except that the giving of an order for a specific article or service, with the right to reject the finished product or result, is not the type of supervision or control that makes a contract a personal services contract.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title VIII, § 801(c),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1176; amended Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title VIII, § 807(a),Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 213; Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title VIII, § 803(b),Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2402; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title III, § 321,Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4183; Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title IX, § 936,Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1545; Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title IX, § 951(a),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 839.)
Amendments

2013—Subsecs. (g) to (j). Pub. L. 113–66added subsecs. (g) and (h) and redesignated former subsecs. (g) and (h) as (i) and (j), respectively.
2011—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–383, § 321(2) to (4), substituted “The guidance for compiling the inventory shall be issued by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, as follows:” for “The entry for an activity on an inventory under this subsection shall include, for the fiscal year covered by such entry, the following:” in par. (1), added new subpars. (A) and (B) to par. (1), inserted par. (2) designation and introductory provisions before former subpars. (A) to (G) of par. (1) thereby making them part of par. (2), added subpar. (E), and struck out former subpar. (E) which read as follows: “The number of full-time contractor employees (or its equivalent) paid for the performance of the activity.”
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 112–81, § 936(a)(1), inserted “(and pursuant to contracts for goods to the extent services are a significant component of performance as identified in a separate line item of a contract)” after “pursuant to contracts for services” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (c)(1)(A)(ii), (iii). Pub. L. 112–81, § 936(a)(2), added cls. (ii) and (iii) and struck out former cl. (ii) which read as follows: “the calculation of contractor manpower equivalents in a manner that is comparable to the calculation of full-time equivalents for use in inventories of functions performed by Department of Defense employees.”
Subsec. (c)(1)(B). Pub. L. 112–81, § 936(a)(3), inserted “for requirements relating to acquisition” before period at end.
Subsec. (c)(2), (3). Pub. L. 111–383, § 321(1), redesignated par. (2) as (3).
Subsec. (e)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 112–81, § 936(b), inserted “and” at end of par. (2), substituted period for “; and” at end of par. (3), and struck out par. (4) which read as follows: “develop a plan, including an enforcement mechanism and approval process, to provide for appropriate consideration of the conversion of activities identified under paragraph (3) within a reasonable period of time.”
Subsec. (f) to (h). Pub. L. 112–81, § 936(c), added subsec. (f) and redesignated former subsecs. (f) and (g) as (g) and (h), respectively.
2009—Subsec. (e)(4). Pub. L. 111–84inserted “, including an enforcement mechanism and approval process,” after “plan”.
2008—Subsecs. (c) to (g). Pub. L. 110–181, § 807(a)(1), (2), added subsecs. (c) to (f), redesignated former subsec. (d) as (g), and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (c). Former text read as follows: “To the maximum extent practicable, a single data collection system shall be used to collect data under this section and information under section 2225 of this title.”
Subsec. (g)(3) to (5). Pub. L. 110–181, § 807(a)(3), added pars. (3) to (5).
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title VIII, § 807(b),Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 215, provided that:
“(1) The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective upon the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 28, 2008].
“(2) The first inventory required by section 2330a (c) of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall be submitted not later than the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2008.”
Development of Guidance on Personal Services Contracts

Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title VIII, § 831,Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4534, provided that:
“(a) Guidance Required.—Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 14, 2008], the Secretary of Defense shall develop guidance related to personal services contracts to—
“(1) require a clear distinction between employees of the Department of Defense and employees of Department of Defense contractors;
“(2) provide appropriate safeguards with respect to when, where, and to what extent the Secretary may enter into a contract for the procurement of personal services; and
“(3) assess and take steps to mitigate the risk that, as implemented and administered, non-personal services contracts may become personal services contracts.
“(b) Definition of Personal Services Contract.—In this section, the term ‘personal services contract’ has the meaning given that term in section 2330a (g)(5) [now 2330a(h)(5)] of title 10, United States Code.”

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48 CFR - Federal Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 1 - FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM

48 CFR Part 2 - DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

48 CFR Part 3 - IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

48 CFR Part 4 - ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

48 CFR Part 5 - PUBLICIZING CONTRACT ACTIONS

48 CFR Part 6 - COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

48 CFR Part 7 - ACQUISITION PLANNING

48 CFR Part 8 - REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

48 CFR Part 9 - CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

48 CFR Part 10 - MARKET RESEARCH

48 CFR Part 11 - DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS

48 CFR Part 12 - ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

48 CFR Part 13 - SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

48 CFR Part 14 - SEALED BIDDING

48 CFR Part 15 - CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION

48 CFR Part 16 - TYPES OF CONTRACTS

48 CFR Part 17 - SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS

48 CFR Part 18 19

48 CFR Part 22 - APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS

48 CFR Part 23 - ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

48 CFR Part 24 - PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

48 CFR Part 25 - FOREIGN ACQUISITION

48 CFR Part 26 - OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS

48 CFR Part 27 - PATENTS, DATA, AND COPYRIGHTS

48 CFR Part 28 - BONDS AND INSURANCE

48 CFR Part 29 - TAXES

48 CFR Part 30 - COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 31 - CONTRACT COST PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

48 CFR Part 32 - CONTRACT FINANCING

48 CFR Part 33 - PROTESTS, DISPUTES, AND APPEALS

48 CFR Part 34 - MAJOR SYSTEM ACQUISITION

48 CFR Part 35 - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING

48 CFR Part 36 - CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS

48 CFR Part 37 - SERVICE CONTRACTING

48 CFR Part 38 - FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING

48 CFR Part 39 - ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

48 CFR Part 41 - ACQUISITION OF UTILITY SERVICES

48 CFR Part 42 - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES

48 CFR Part 43 - CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS

48 CFR Part 44 - SUBCONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

48 CFR Part 45 - GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

48 CFR Part 46 - QUALITY ASSURANCE

48 CFR Part 47 - TRANSPORTATION

48 CFR Part 48 - VALUE ENGINEERING

48 CFR Part 49 - TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS

48 CFR Part 50 - EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS AND THE SAFETY ACT

48 CFR Part 51 - USE OF GOVERNMENT SOURCES BY CONTRACTORS

48 CFR Part 52 - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

48 CFR Part 53 - FORMS

48 CFR Part 5433 - PROTESTS, DISPUTES AND APPEALS

 

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