10 U.S. Code § 2424 - Procurement of supplies and services from exchange stores outside the United States
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(a) Authority.— The Secretary of Defense may authorize an element of the Department of Defense to enter into a contract (through the use of procedures other than competitive procedures) with an exchange store operated under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department outside the United States to procure supplies or services for use by the armed forces outside the United States.
(2) Supplies provided under a contract entered into under subsection (a) shall be provided from the stocks of the exchange store on hand as of the date the contract is entered into with that exchange store.
(c) Exception.— Paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b) do not apply to contracts for the procurement of soft drinks that are manufactured in the United States. The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe in regulations the standards and procedures for determining whether a particular beverage is a soft drink and whether the beverage was manufactured in the United States.
Source(Added Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title III, § 324(a),Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1414; amended Pub. L. 103–355, title III, § 3066,Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3337; Pub. L. 104–106, div. D, title XLIII, § 4321(b)(17),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 673; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title VI, § 671,Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3319.)
2006—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–163substituted “$100,000” for “$50,000”.
1996—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–106inserted heading and substituted “particular beverage” for “particular drink” and “beverage was” for “drink was”.
1994—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–355added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment
For effective date and applicability of amendment by Pub. L. 104–106, see section 4401 ofPub. L. 104–106, set out as a note under section 2302 of this title.
Operation of Stars and Stripes Bookstores Overseas by Military Exchanges
“(a) Requirement.—The Secretary of Defense shall provide for the commencement, not later than October 1, 1994, of the operation of Stars and Stripes bookstores outside of the United States by the military exchanges.
“(b) Regulations.—The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to carry out subsection (a).”
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