22 U.S. Code § 3861 - Procurement system
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(a) Panama Canal Acquisition Regulation
(1) The Commission shall establish by regulation a comprehensive procurement system. The regulation shall be known as the “Panama Canal Acquisition Regulation” (in this section referred to as the “Regulation”) and shall provide for the procurement of goods and services by the Commission in a manner that—
(A) applies the fundamental operating principles and procedures in the Federal Acquisition Regulation;
(2) The Regulation shall contain provisions regarding the establishment of the Panama Canal Board of Contract Appeals described in section 3862 of this title.
(b) Supplement to Regulation
The Commission shall develop a Supplement to the Regulation (in this section referred to as the “Supplement”) that identifies both the provisions of Federal law applicable to procurement of goods and services by the Commission and the provisions of Federal law waived by the Commission under subsection (c) of this section.
(c) Waiver authority
(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Commission shall determine which provisions of Federal law should not apply to procurement by the Commission and may waive those laws for purposes of the Regulation and Supplement.
(d) Consultation with Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
In establishing the Regulation and developing the Supplement, the Commission shall consult with the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy.
Source(Pub. L. 96–70, title III, § 3101, as added Pub. L. 105–85, div. C, title XXXV, § 3541,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2070.)
In subsec. (c)(2)(A), “chapter 21 of title 41” substituted for “section 27 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 423)” on authority of Pub. L. 111–350, § 6(c),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.
In subsec. (c)(2)(B), “chapter 71 of title 41, other than section 7104 (b) of title 41” substituted for “the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), other than section 10(a) of such Act (41 U.S.C. 609(a))” on authority of Pub. L. 111–350, § 6(c),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.
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