Notwithstanding section 210 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 490), the Commission is authorized to negotiate directly and enter into contracts for the lease of, and for improvements to, real property in the United States for use by the Commission as office space, on such terms as the Commission considers to be in the interest of the United States, and to make direct payments therefor.
22 U.S. Code § 3712a - Authority to lease office space
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Section 210 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 490), referred to in text, was section 210 of act June 30, 1949, ch. 288, as amended, which was classified to section 490 of former Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, and was repealed and reenacted as sections 581 to 584, 588 and 589 and parts of sections 585 to 587 and 592 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §§ 1, 6(b), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062, 1304. For disposition of section 490 of former Title 40, see Table at beginning of Title 40.