10 U.S. Code § 7522 - Contracts for research

§ 7522.
Contracts for research
The Secretary of the Navy and, by direction of the Secretary, the Chief of Naval Research and the chiefs of bureaus may, without advertising, make contracts or amendments or modifications of contracts for services and materials necessary to conduct research and to make or secure reports, tests, models, or apparatus. A contractor supplying such services or materials need not be required to furnish a bond.
This section does not authorize the use of the cost-plus-a-percentage-of-cost system of contracting.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 464; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 513(38), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2934; Pub. L. 97–258, § 3(b)(9), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1064; Pub. L. 98–525, title XIV, § 1405(56)(B), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2626; Pub. L. 103–355, title II, § 2001(j)(2), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3303.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


5 U.S.C. 475e.

Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 727, § 6, 60 Stat. 780.

In subsection (a) reference to R.S. 3718, 3719, 3720, and 3722 (34 U.S.C. 561, 562, 563, and 572) is omitted because these sections were expressly repealed by § 11(a) of the Act of February 19, 1948, ch. 65, 62 Stat. 25. The words “without advertising” are substituted for the reference to R.S. 3709 (41 U.S.C. 5) for brevity and clarity. The sentence “A contractor supplying such services or materials need not be required to furnish a bond” is substituted for the words “without performance or other bonds” for clarity, since the provision is interpreted as a discretionary authority in the Secretary to waive bond.

In subsection (c) the words “This section does not authorize” are substituted for the words “nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize”.


1994—Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 103–355 redesignated subsec. (c) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “Subsections (a) and (b) of section 3324 of title 31 do not apply to advance, progress, or other payments made with respect to a contract under this section.”

1984—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–525 substituted “Subsections (a) and (b) of section 3324 of title 31 do” for “Section 3324(a) and (b) of title 31 does”.

1982—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–258 substituted “section 3324(a) and (b) of title 31” for “section 3648 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529)”.

1980—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–513 substituted “Section 3648 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529)” for “Section 529 of title 31”.

Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

For effective date and applicability of amendment by Pub. L. 103–355, see section 10001 of Pub. L. 103–355, set out as a note under section 2302 of this title.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.


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