14 U.S. Code § 564 - Prohibition on use of lead systems integrators

§ 564.
Prohibition on use of lead systems integrators
(a) In General.—
(1)Use of lead systems integrator.—
The Commandant may not use a private sector entity as a lead systems integrator.
(2)Full and open competition.—
The Commandant shall use full and open competition for any acquisition contract unless otherwise excepted in accordance with Federal acquisition laws and regulations promulgated under those laws, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(3)No effect on small business act.—
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to supersede or otherwise affect the authorities provided by and under the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.).
(b)Limitation on Financial Interest in Subcontractors.—Neither an entity performing lead systems integrator functions for a Coast Guard acquisition nor a Tier 1 subcontractor for any acquisition may have a financial interest in a subcontractor below the Tier 1 subcontractor level unless—
(1)
the subcontractor was selected by the prime contractor through full and open competition for such procurement;
(2)
the procurement was awarded by an entity performing lead systems integrator functions or a subcontractor through full and open competition;
(3)
the procurement was awarded by a subcontractor through a process over which the entity performing lead systems integrator functions or a Tier 1 subcontractor exercised no control; or
(4)
the Commandant has determined that the procurement was awarded in a manner consistent with Federal acquisition laws and regulations promulgated under those laws, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(c) Acquisition of Unmanned Aerial Systems.—
(1)In general.—During any fiscal year for which funds are appropriated for the design or construction of the Offshore Patrol Cutter, the Commandant
(A)
may not award a contract for design of an unmanned aerial system for use by the Coast Guard; and
(B) may acquire an unmanned aerial system only—
(i)
if such a system has been acquired by, or has been used by, the Department of Defense or the Department of Homeland Security, or a component thereof, before the date on which the Commandant acquires the system; and
(ii)
through an agreement with such a department or component, unless the unmanned aerial system can be obtained at less cost through independent contract action.
(2) Limitations on application.—
(A)Small unmanned aerial systems.—The limitations in paragraph (1)(B) do not apply to any small unmanned aerial system that consists of—
(i)
an unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds on takeoff, including all components and equipment on board or otherwise attached to the aircraft; and
(ii)
associated elements (including communication links and the components that control such aircraft) that are required for the safe and efficient operation of such aircraft.
(B)Previously funded systems.—
The limitations in paragraph (1) do not apply to the design or acquisition of an unmanned aerial system for which funds for research, development, test, and evaluation have been received from the Department of Defense or the Department of Homeland Security [1]
(Added Pub. L. 111–281, title IV, § 402(a), Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2935; amended Pub. L. 111–330, § 1(4), Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3569; Pub. L. 112–213, title II, § 217(7), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1557; Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title VIII, § 899(b)(1)(D), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2333.)


[1]  So in original. Probably should be followed by a period.
References in Text

The Small Business Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), is Pub. L. 85–536, § 2(1 et seq.), July 18, 1958, 72 Stat. 384, which is classified generally to chapter 14A (§ 631 et seq.) of Title 15, Commerce and Trade. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 631 of Title 15 and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 564, act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 540; Aug. 3, 1950, ch. 536, § 29, 64 Stat. 407, related to general courts-martial, prior to repeal by act May 5, 1950, ch. 169, §§ 5, 14(v), 64 Stat. 145, 148, effective May 31, 1951.

Amendments

2016—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–328 added subsec. (c).

2012—Pub. L. 112–213 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to prohibition on use of lead systems integrators and provided for certain exceptions to such prohibition.

2010—Pub. L. 111–330 amended Pub. L. 111–281, § 402(a), which enacted this section.

Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–330, § 1, Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3569, provided that the amendment made by section 1(4) is effective with the enactment of Pub. L. 111–281.

 

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