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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.
(b) Limitations.—
A contract may not be entered into under subsection (a) in an amount in excess of $100,000.
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.
A contract entered into with an exchange store under subsection (a) may not provide for the procurement of services not regularly provided by 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.
Editorial Notes

2006—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–163 substituted “$100,000” for “$50,000”.

1996—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–106 inserted heading and substituted “particular beverage” for “particular drink” and “beverage was” for “drink was”.

1994—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–355 added subsec. (c).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

For effective date and applicability of amendment by Pub. L. 104–106, see section 4401 of Pub. L. 104–106, set out as a note under section 2220 of this title.

Operation of Stars and Stripes Bookstores Overseas by Military Exchanges

Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title III, § 353, Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1627, provided that:

“(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).”