41 U.S. Code Chapter 31 - GENERAL

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Sec. 3101. Applicability. 3102. Delegation and assignment of powers, functions, and responsibilities. 3103. Acquisition programs. 3104. Small business concerns. 3105. New contracts and grants and merit-based selection procedures. 3106. Erection, repair, or furnishing of public buildings and improvements not authorized, and certain contracts not permitted, by this division.
Uniform Contract Writing System Requirements

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title VIII, § 862,Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1859, provided that:
“(a) Uniform Standards and Controls Required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 2, 2013], the officials specified in subsection (b) shall—
“(1) establish uniform data standards, internal control requirements, independent verification and validation requirements, and business process rules for processing procurement requests, contracts, receipts, and invoices by the Department of Defense or other executive agencies, as applicable;
“(2) establish and maintain one or more approved electronic contract writing systems that conform with the standards, requirements, and rules established pursuant to paragraph (1); and
“(3) require the use of electronic contract writing systems approved in accordance with paragraph (2) for all contracts entered into by the Department of Defense or other executive agencies, as applicable.
“(b) Covered Officials.—The officials specified in this subsection are the following:
“(1) The Secretary of Defense, with respect to the Department of Defense and the military departments.
“(2) The Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, with respect to the executive agencies other than the Department of Defense and the military departments.
“(c) Electronic Writing Systems for Department of State and USAID.—Notwithstanding subsection (b)(2), the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development may meet the requirements of subsection (a)(2) with respect to approved electronic contract writing systems for the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development, respectively, if the Secretary and the Administrator, as the case may be, demonstrate to the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy that prior investment of resources in existing contract writing systems will result in the most cost effective and efficient means to satisfy such requirements.
“(d) Phase-in of Implementation of Requirement for Approved Systems.—The officials specified in subsection (b) may phase in the implementation of the requirement to use approved electronic contract writing systems in accordance with subsection (a)(3) over a period of up to five years beginning with the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 2, 2013].
“(e) Reports.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 2, 2013], the officials specified in subsection (b) shall each submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the implementation of the requirements of this section. Each report shall, at a minimum—
“(1) describe the standards, requirements, and rules established pursuant to subsection (a)(1);
“(2) identify the electronic contract writing systems approved pursuant to subsection (a)(2) and, if multiple systems are approved, explain why the use of such multiple systems is the most efficient and effective approach to meet the contract writing needs of the Federal Government; and
“(3) provide the schedule for phasing in the use of approved electronic contract writing systems in accordance with subsections (a)(3) and (d).
“(f) Definitions.—In this section:
“(1) The term ‘appropriate committees of Congress’ means—
“(A) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and
“(B) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
“(2) The term ‘executive agency’ has the meaning given that term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code.”

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41 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 3101nt prec new2012112-239 [Sec.] 862126 Stat. 1859

 

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