10 U.S. Code § 2679 - Installation-support services: intergovernmental support agreements

§ 2679.
Installation-support services: intergovernmental support agreements
(a)In General.—
(1)
Notwithstanding any other provision of law governing the award of Federal government [1] contracts for goods and services, the Secretary concerned may enter into an intergovernmental support agreement with,[2] on a sole source basis, with a State or local government to provide, receive, or share installation-support services if the Secretary determines that the agreement will serve the best interests of the department by enhancing mission effectiveness or creating efficiencies or economies of scale, including by reducing costs.
(2) An intergovernmental support agreement under paragraph (1)—
(A)
may be for a term not to exceed five years; and
(B)
may use, for installation-support services provided by a State or local government, wage grades normally paid by that State or local government.
(3)
An intergovernmental support agreement under paragraph (1) may only be used when the Secretary concerned or the State or local government, as the case may be, providing the installation-support services already provides such services for its own use.
(4)
Any contract for the provision of installation-support services awarded by the Federal Government or a State or local government pursuant to an intergovernmental support agreement provided in subsection (a) shall be awarded on a competitive basis.
(b)Effect on First Responder Arrangements.—
The authority provided by this section and limitations on the use of that authority are not intended to revoke, preclude, or otherwise interfere with existing or proposed mutual-aid agreements relating to police or fire protection services or other similar first responder agreements or arrangements.
(c)Availability of Funds.—
Funds available to the Secretary concerned for operation and maintenance may be used to pay for such installation-support services. The costs of agreements under this section for any fiscal year may be paid using annual appropriations made available for that year. Funds received by the Secretary as reimbursement for providing installation-support services pursuant to such an agreement shall be credited to the appropriation or account charged with providing installation support.
(d)Effect on OMB Circular A-76.—
The Secretary concerned shall ensure that intergovernmental support agreements authorized by this section are not used to circumvent the requirements of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 regarding public-private competitions.
(e)Definitions.—In this section:
(1)
The term “installation-support services” means those services, supplies, resources, and support typically provided by a local government for its own needs and without regard to whether such services, supplies, resources, and support are provided to its residents generally, except that the term does not include security guard or fire-fighting functions.
(2)
The term “local government” includes a county, parish, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, and any agency or instrumentality of a local government.
(3)
The term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands, and any agency or instrumentality of a State.
(4)
The term “intergovernmental support agreement” means a legal instrument reflecting a relationship between the Secretary concerned and a State or local government that contains such terms and conditions as the Secretary concerned considers appropriate for the purposes of this section and necessary to protect the interests of the United States.
(Added Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title III, § 331(a), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1696, § 2336; renumbered § 2679 and amended Pub. L. 113–291, div. A, title III, § 351(a), (b), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3346.)


[1]  So in original. Probably should be capitalized.

[2]  So in original.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2679, added Pub. L. 87–651, title I, § 112(c), Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 511; amended Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title XVI, § 1621(a)(9), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1603; Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title X, § 1070(e)(9), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2859, related to use of space and equipment by representatives of veterans’ organizations, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 108–375, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2821(c)(2), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2129.

Amendments

2014—Pub. L. 113–291, § 351(a), renumbered section 2336 of this title as this section and substituted “Installation-support services: intergovernmental support agreement” for “Intergovernmental support agreements with State and local governments” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 113–291, § 351(b)(1)(A), substituted “Notwithstanding any other provision of law governing the award of Federal government contracts for goods and services, the Secretary concerned” for “The Secretary concerned” and “, on a sole source basis, with a State or local” for “a State or local”.

Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 113–291, § 351(b)(1)(B), substituted “An” for “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an” in introductory provisions, redesignated subpars. (B) and (C) as (A) and (B), respectively, and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “may be entered into on a sole-source basis;”.

Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 113–291, § 351(b)(1)(C), added par. (4).

Subsec. (e)(4). Pub. L. 113–291, § 351(b)(2), added par. (4).

 

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