(a)Whenever he considers that it is advantageous to the national defense and that existing facilities of the Department of the Air Force are inadequate, the Secretary of the Air Force may, by contract or otherwise, employ the architectural or engineering services of any person outside that Department for producing and delivering designs, plans, drawings, and specifications needed for any public works or utilities project of the Department.
(b)The fee for any service under this section may not be more than 6 percent of the estimated cost, as determined by the Secretary, of the project to which it applies.
7204, chapter 51Sections
7204, chapter 51, and subchapters III, IV, and VI of chapter
53 of title
5 do not apply to employment under this section.
In subsection (a), the words “and providing that in the opinion” are omitted as covered by the words “whenever he considers”. The words “needed for” are substituted for the words “required for the accomplishment of”.
In subsection (c), reference is made in substance to the Classification Act of 1949, instead of the Classification Act of 1923 referred to in the source statute, since section 1106(a) of the Classification Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 972, provides that all references in other acts to the Classification Act of 1923 should be considered to refer to the Classification Act of 1949.
1980—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–513substituted “and 7204, chapter 51, and subchapters III, IV, and VI of chapter
53 of title
5” for “5101–5115, 5331–5338, 5341, 5342, and 7204 of title 5 and subchapter VI of chapter 53 of such title 5”.
1978—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–454, § 801(a)(3)(I), inserted reference to subchapter
VI of chapter
53 of title
Amendment by section 703(c)(3) ofPub. L. 95–454effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 ofPub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section
1101 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees.
Amendment by section 801(a)(3)(I) ofPub. L. 95–454effective on first day of first applicable pay period beginning on or after 90th day after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 801(a)(4) ofPub. L. 95–454, set out as an Effective Date note under section
5361 of Title
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