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10 U.S. Code § 3306 - Encouragement of alternative dispute resolution

The Federal Acquisition Regulation shall include a provision encouraging the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques to provide informal, expeditious, and inexpensive procedures for an offeror to consider using before filing a protest, prior to the award of a contract, of the exclusion of the offeror from the competitive range (or otherwise from further consideration) for that contract.

(Added and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1816(c)(2)(F), (8), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4182, 4185.)
Editorial Notes

The text of subsec. (b)(8) of this title, which was transferred to this section and amended by Pub. L. 116–283, § 1816(c)(1), (2)(F), (8), was based on Pub. L. 104–106, div. D, title XLI, § 4104(a)(3), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 644.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 3306, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 190, related to promotion of officers in regular grade of colonel to grade of brigadier general, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, § 204, title VII, § 701, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2880, 2955, effective Sept. 15, 1981. See section 619 et seq. of this title.


2021—Pub. L. 116–283, § 1816(c)(8), transferred subsec. (b)(8) of section 2305 of this title to this section and struck out par. (8) designation at beginning.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section and amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as an Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note preceding section 3001 of this title.