22 U.S. Code § 4856 - Efficiency in contracting

(a) Bonuses and penalties

The Director of the Office of Foreign Buildings shall provide for a contract system of bonuses and penalties for the diplomatic construction program funded pursuant to the authorizations of appropriations provided in this subchapter. Not later than 3 months after August 27, 1986, the Director shall submit a report to the Congress on the implementation of this section.

(b) Surety bonds and guarantees

The Director of the Office of Foreign Buildings shall require each person awarded a contract for work under the diplomatic construction program to post a surety bond or guarantee, in such amount as the Director may determine, to assure performance under such contract.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

This subchapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this title”, meaning title IV of Pub. L. 99–399, which enacted this subchapter and amended sections 300, 2349aa–4, 3929, and 3929a of this title, former section 208 of Title 3, The President, section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, and sections 2 and 11 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–452, set out in the Appendix to Title 5. For complete classification of title IV of Pub. L. 99–399 to the Code, see Tables.


2007—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–472 struck out subsec. (c). Text read as follows: “No person doing business with Libya may be eligible for any contract awarded pursuant to this Act.”

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Authority of Secretary of State

Except as otherwise provided, Secretary of State to have and exercise any authority vested by law in any official or office of Department of State and references to such officials or offices deemed to refer to Secretary of State or Department of State, as appropriate, see section 2651a of this title and section 161(d) of Pub. L. 103–236, set out as a note under section 2651a of this title.

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