10 U.S. Code § 2465 - Prohibition on contracts for performance of firefighting or security-guard functions

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), funds appropriated to the Department of Defense may not be obligated or expended for the purpose of entering into a contract for the performance of firefighting or security-guard functions at any military installation or facility.
(b) The prohibition in subsection (a) does not apply to the following contracts:
(1) A contract to be carried out at a location outside the United States (including its commonwealths, territories, and possessions) at which members of the armed forces would have to be used for the performance of a function described in subsection (a) at the expense of unit readiness.
(2) A contract to be carried out on a Government-owned but privately operated installation.
(3) A contract (or the renewal of a contract) for the performance of a function under contract on September 24, 1983.
(4) A contract for the performance of firefighting functions if the contract is—
(A) for a period of one year or less; and
(B) covers only the performance of firefighting functions that, in the absence of the contract, would have to be performed by members of the armed forces who are not readily available to perform such functions by reason of a deployment.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title XII, § 1222(a)(1),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3976, § 2693; amended Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title XI, § 1112(a)–(b)(2), Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1147; renumbered § 2465,Pub. L. 100–370, § 2(b)(1),July 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 854; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XV, § 1503(a)(25),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 512; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title III, § 331,Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1442.)
Amendments

2003—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136substituted “apply to the following contracts:” for “apply—” in introductory provisions, “A” for “to a” at beginning of pars. (1) to (3), period for semicolon at end of par. (1), and period for “; or” at end of par. (2), and added par. (4).
1996—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 104–106substituted “under contract on September 24, 1983” for “under contract or September 24, 1983”.
1988—Pub. L. 100–370renumbered section 2693 of this title as this section.
1987—Pub. L. 100–180inserted “or security-guard” before “functions” in section catchline and subsec. (a), and substituted “a function” for “the function” in subsec. (b)(1).
Temporary Authority To Contract With Local and State Governments for Performance of Security Functions at United States Military Installations

Pub. L. 107–56, title X, § 1010,Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 395, provided that:
“(a) In General.—Notwithstanding section 2465 of title 10, United States Code, during the period of time that United States armed forces are engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom, and for the period of 180 days thereafter, funds appropriated to the Department of Defense may be obligated and expended for the purpose of entering into contracts or other agreements for the performance of security functions at any military installation or facility in the United States with a proximately located local or State government, or combination of such governments, whether or not any such government is obligated to provide such services to the general public without compensation.
“(b) Training.—Any contract or agreement entered into under this section shall prescribe standards for the training and other qualifications of local government law enforcement personnel who perform security functions under this section in accordance with criteria established by the Secretary of the service concerned.
“(c) Report.—One year after the date of enactment of this section [Oct. 26, 2001], the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives describing the use of the authority granted under this section and the use by the Department of Defense of other means to improve the performance of security functions on military installations and facilities located within the United States.”
Performance of Emergency Response Functions at Chemical Weapons Storage Installations

Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title III, § 355], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–75, provided that:
“(a) Restriction on Conversion.—The Secretary of the Army may not convert to contractor performance the emergency response functions of any chemical weapons storage installation that, as of the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 30, 2000], are performed for that installation by employees of the United States until the certification required by subsection (c) has been submitted in accordance with that subsection.
“(b) Covered Installations.—For the purposes of this section, a chemical weapons storage installation is any installation of the Department of Defense on which lethal chemical agents or munitions are stored.
“(c) Certification Requirement.—The Secretary of the Army shall certify in writing to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives that, to ensure that there will be no lapse of capability to perform the chemical weapon emergency response mission at a chemical weapons storage installation during any transition to contractor performance of those functions at the installation, the plan for conversion of the performance of those functions—
“(1) is consistent with the recommendation contained in General Accounting Office [now Government Accountability Office] Report NSIAD–00–88, entitled ‘DoD Competitive Sourcing’, dated March 2000;
“(2) provides for a transition to contractor performance of emergency response functions which ensures an adequate transfer of the relevant knowledge and expertise regarding chemical weapon emergency response to the contractor personnel; and
“(3) complies with section 2465 of title 10, United States Code.”

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