41 U.S. Code § 8704 - Inspection authority

§ 8704.
Inspection authority
(a)In General.—
To ascertain whether there has been a violation of section 8702 of this title with respect to a prime contract, the Comptroller General and the inspector general of the contracting agency, or a representative of the contracting agency designated by the head of the agency if the agency does not have an inspector general, shall have access to and may inspect the facilities and audit the books and records, including electronic data or records, of a prime contractor or subcontractor under a prime contract awarded by the agency.
This section does not apply to a prime contract for the acquisition of commercial items (as defined in section 103 of this title).
(Pub. L. 111–350, § 3, Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3839.)

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Mar. 8, 1946, ch. 80, § 8, 60 Stat. 37; Pub. L. 86–695, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 740; Pub. L. 99–634, § 2(a), Nov. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 3525; Pub. L. 103–355, title VIII, § 8301(c)(2), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3397.

In subsection (a), the words “Comptroller General” are substituted for “General Accounting Office” because of 31:702.


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