10 U.S. Code § 2807 - Architectural and engineering services and construction design

(a) Within amounts appropriated for military construction and military family housing, the Secretary concerned may obtain architectural and engineering services and may carry out construction design in connection with military construction projects, family housing projects, and projects undertaken in connection with the authority provided under section 2854 of this title that are not otherwise authorized by law. Amounts available for such purposes may be used for construction management of projects that are funded by foreign governments directly or through international organizations and for which elements of the armed forces of the United States are the primary user.
(b) In the case of architectural and engineering services and construction design to be undertaken under subsection (a) for which the estimated cost exceeds $1,000,000, the Secretary concerned shall notify the appropriate committees of Congress of the scope of the proposed project and the estimated cost of such services before the initial obligation of funds for such services. The Secretary may then obligate funds for such services only after the end of the 21-day period beginning on the date on which the notification is received by the committees or, if earlier, the end of the 14-day period beginning on the date on which a copy of the report is provided in an electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title.
(c) If the Secretary concerned determines that the amount authorized for activities under subsection (a) in any fiscal year must be increased the Secretary may proceed with activities at such higher level
(1) after submitting a report in writing to the appropriate committees of Congress on such increase, including a statement of the reasons for the increase and a statement of the source of funds to be used for the increase, and
(2) after a period of 21 days has elapsed from the date of receipt of the report or, if over sooner, a period of 14 days has elapsed from the date on which a copy of the report is provided in an electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title.
(d) For architectural and engineering services and construction design related to military construction and family housing projects, the Secretaries of the military departments may incur obligations for contracts or portions of contracts using military construction and family housing appropriations from different fiscal years to the extent that those appropriations are available for obligation.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 97–214, § 2(a),July 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 156; amended Pub. L. 98–115, title VIII, § 804,Oct. 11, 1983, 97 Stat. 785; Pub. L. 99–661, div. B, title VII, §§ 2702(b), 2712(a),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 4040, 4041; Pub. L. 102–190, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2870(6),Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1563; Pub. L. 105–261, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2801,Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2202; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, § 1031(a)(37),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1601.)
Amendments

2003—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1031(a)(37)(A), substituted “$1,000,000” for “$500,000”, struck out “not less than 21 days” after “of such services”, and inserted last sentence.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1031(a)(37)(B), inserted before period at end “or, if over sooner, a period of 14 days has elapsed from the date on which a copy of the report is provided in an electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title”.
1998—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–261, § 2801(a), substituted “$500,000” for “$300,000”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 105–261, § 2801(b), substituted “architectural and engineering services and construction design” for “study, planning, design, architectural, and engineering services”.
1991—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 102–190substituted “after” for “after either” and struck out before period at end “or after each such committee has indicated approval of the increased level of activity”.
1986—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99–661, § 2702(b), substituted “$300,000” for “the maximum amount specified by law for the purposes of this section”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99–661, § 2712(a), added subsec. (d).
1983—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–115substituted “Within amounts appropriated for military construction and military family housing” for “Within amounts appropriated for such purposes” and inserted “, family housing projects, and projects undertaken in connection with the authority provided under section 2854 of this title that are” after “in connection with military construction projects”.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–661, div. B, title VII, § 2712(b),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 4041, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply only to funds appropriated for fiscal years after fiscal year 1985.”
Effective Date

For effective date and applicability of section, see section 12(a) ofPub. L. 97–214, set out as a note under section 2801 of this title.
Architectural and Engineering Services and Construction Design Contracts for Military Construction Projects

Pub. L. 98–212, title VII, § 796,Dec. 8, 1983, 97 Stat. 1455, provided that: “No funds appropriated for the Departments of Defense, Army, Navy, or the Air Force shall be obligated by their respective Secretaries for architectural and engineering services and construction design contracts for Military Construction projects in the amount of $85,000 and over, unless competition for such contracts is open to all firms regardless of size in accordance with 40 U.S.C. § 541, et seq. [now chapter 11 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.]”
Small Business Set-Aside for Architectural and Engineering Services and Construction Design

Pub. L. 98–115, title VIII, § 806,Oct. 11, 1983, 97 Stat. 786, provided that:
“(a) The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a comprehensive review of current policies and practices of the Department of Defense with regard to the award of contracts for architectural and engineering services and construction design for military construction projects. The Secretary shall conduct such review with a view to determining whether current policies and practices of the Department of Defense result in a reasonable distribution of such contracts to firms of all sizes throughout the architect-engineer community.
“(b) Upon the completion of such review, the Secretary shall modify current policies and practices of the Department to the extent necessary to ensure—
“(1) that small business concerns (as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act [15 U.S.C. 632]) are assured of a reasonable share of such contracts; and
“(2) that large architect-engineer firms are not precluded from competing for such contracts when the estimated amount of such contracts is greater than a reasonable threshold amount prescribed by the Secretary.
“(c) Not later than March 1, 1984, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a written report on the results of the review required by subsection (a) and on any changes made to current policies and practices as required by subsection (b).
“(d) For the purposes of this section:
“(1) The term ‘reasonable share’ means an appropriate percentage share of all contracts referred to in subsection (a) as determined by the Secretary of Defense after consultation with the Admininstrator [sic] of the Small Business Administration and representatives of the architect-engineer community.
“(2) The term ‘reasonable threshold amount’ means an appropriate estimated contract dollar amount determined by the Secretary of Defense after consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and representatives of the architect-engineer community.”
Initial Establishment of Certain Amounts Required To Be Specified by Law

Amounts of $300,000 or more for contracts for architectural and engineering services or construction design subject to the reporting requirement under this section during the period beginning on Oct. 1, 1982, and ending on the date of the Military Construction Authorization Act for fiscal year 1984 or Oct. 1, 1983, whichever is later, see section 11(2) ofPub. L. 97–214, set out as a note under section 2828 of this title.

 

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