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44 U.S. Code § 502 - Procurement of printing, binding, and blank-book work by Director of the Government Publishing Office

Printing, binding, and blank-book work authorized by law, which the Director of the Government Publishing Office is not able or equipped to do at the Government Publishing Office, may be produced elsewhere under contracts made by him with the approval of the Joint Committee on Printing.

Historical and Revision Notes

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., § 111a (Feb. 28, 1929, ch. 367, § 1, 45 Stat. 1400).

Editorial Notes

2014—Pub. L. 113–235, § 1301(c), substituted “Director of the Government Publishing Office” for “Public Printer” in section catchline and text.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Change of Name

“Government Publishing Office” substituted for “Government Printing Office” in text on authority of section 1301(b) of Pub. L. 113–235, set out as a note preceding section 301 of this title.

Contract Goal for Disadvantaged Small Businesses in Printing-Related Services

Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title VIII, § 843, Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 2026, as amended by Pub. L. 101–574, title IV, § 401, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2832; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title VIII, §§ 801(h)(6), 806, Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2445, 2448, required the Public Printer to establish and carry out a test program for increasing its award of contracts to small and disadvantaged businesses for the printing, binding, and related services needed by the Department of Defense for solicitations issued before October 1, 2000.