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Title 41 - Public Contracts

Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 5 Advertisements for proposals for purchases and contracts for supplies or services for Government departments; application to Government sales and contracts to sell and to Government corporations
§ 5a Definitions
§ 6 Repealed.]
§ 6a Advertisements for proposals for purchases and contracts for supplies or services for Government departments; limited to particular agencies under specified circumstances
§ 6a-1 Architect of the Capitol, exception from advertisement requirements
§ 6a-2 Architect of the Capitol, authority for personal services contracts with legal entities
§ 6a-3 House of Representatives, exception from advertisement requirements
§ 6a-4 Director of the Congressional Budget Office, exception from advertisement requirements
§ 6b Miscellaneous exceptions from advertisement requirements
§ 6kk Omitted
§ 6ll Repealed.]
§ 6mm Transferred
§ 8 Opening bids
§ 9 Repealed.]
§ 10 Omitted
§ 10a American materials required for public use
§ 10b Contracts for public works; specification for use of American materials; blacklisting contractors violating requirements
§ 10b-1 Omitted
§ 10b-2 Limitation on authority to waive Buy American Act requirement
§ 10b-3 Annual report relating to Buy American Act
§ 10c Definition of terms used in sections 10a, 10b, and 10c
§ 10d Clarification of Congressional intent regarding sections 10a and 10b(a)
§ 11 No contracts or purchases unless authorized or under adequate appropriation; report to the Congress
§ 11a Contracts for fuel by Secretary of the Army without regard to current fiscal year
§ 12 No contract to exceed appropriation
§ 13 Contracts limited to one year
§ 13a Repealed.]
§ 14 Restriction on purchases of land
§ 15 Transfers of contracts; assignments; assignee not subject to reduction or setoff
§ 16 Repealed.]
§ 20 Repealed.]
§ 21 Repealed.]
§ 22 Interest of Member of Congress
§ 23 Orders or contracts for material placed with Government-owned establishments deemed obligations
§ 24 Contracts for transportation of moneys, bullion, coin, and securities
§ 24a Omitted
§ 25 Repealed.]
§ 26 Repealed.]
§ 27 Repealed.]
§ 35 Contracts for materials, etc., exceeding $10,000; representations and stipulations
§ 36 Liability for contract breach; cancellation; completion by Government agency; employee’s wages
§ 37 Distribution of list of persons breaching contract; future contracts prohibited
§ 38 Administration of Walsh-Healey provisions; officers and employees; appointment; investigations; rules and regulations
§ 39 Hearings on Walsh-Healey provisions by Secretary of Labor; witness fees; failure to obey order; punishment
§ 40 Exceptions from Walsh-Healey provisions; modification of contracts; variations; overtime; suspension of representations and stipulations
§ 41 "Person" defined in Walsh-Healey provisions
§ 42 Effect of Walsh-Healey provisions on other laws
§ 43 Walsh-Healey provisions not applicable to certain contracts
§ 43a Administrative procedure provisions
§ 43b Manufacturers and regular dealers
§ 44 Separability of Walsh-Healey provisions
§ 45 Effective date of Walsh-Healey provisions; exception as to representations with respect to minimum wages
§ 46 Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
§ 47 Duties and powers of the Committee
§ 48 Procurement requirements for the Government; nonapplication to prison-made products
§ 48a Audit
§ 48b Definitions
§ 48c Authorization of appropriations
§ 49 Defense employment; honorable discharge from land and naval forces as equivalent to birth certificate
§ 50 "Defense contractor" defined
§ 51 Short title
§ 52 Definitions
§ 53 Prohibited conduct
§ 54 Criminal penalties
§ 55 Civil actions
§ 56 Administrative offsets
§ 57 Contractor responsibilities
§ 58 Inspection authority
Chapter 2 - Termination of War Contracts
§ 101 Declaration of policy
§ 102 Surveillance by Congress
§ 103 Definitions
§ 104 Administration of chapter
§ 105 Contract Settlement Advisory Board; composition; duties
§ 106 Basis for settlement of termination claims
§ 107 Settlement of subcontractors’ claims
§ 108 Interim financing
§ 109 Advance or partial payments to subcontractors; excessive payments, interest, liability of war contractor
§ 110 Guarantee of loans, advances, etc.
§ 111 Termination of contracts
§ 112 Removal and storage of materials
§ 113 Appeals
§ 114 Court of Federal Claims
§ 115 Personal financial liability of contracting officers
§ 116 Repealed.]
§ 117 Defective, informal, and quasi contracts
§ 118 Administration
§ 119 Fraudulent claims, vouchers, statements, etc.; jurisdiction
§ 120 Powers and duties of contracting agencies
§ 121 Administrator of General Services; additional duties
§ 122 Use of appropriated funds
§ 123 Delegation of authority by Administrator of General Services
§ 124 Effective date; applicability to lend lease contracts
§ 125 Exemption of certain contracts outside continental United States or in Alaska
Chapter 4 - Procurement Procedures
Subchapter I - General Provisions
Subchapter II - General Services Administration
Subchapter III - Property Management
Subchapter IV - Procurement Provisions
§ 251 Declaration of purpose of this subchapter
§ 252 Purchases and contracts for property
§ 252a Simplified acquisition threshold
§ 252b Implementation of simplified acquisition procedures
§ 252c Implementation of electronic commerce capability
§ 253 Competition requirements
§ 253a Planning and solicitation requirements
§ 253b Evaluation and award
§ 253c Encouragement of new competition
§ 253d Validation of proprietary data restrictions
§ 253e Repealed.]
§ 253f Economic order quantities
§ 253g Prohibition of contractors limiting subcontractor sales directly to United States
§ 253h Task and delivery order contracts: general authority
§ 253i Task order contracts: advisory and assistance services
§ 253j Task and delivery order contracts: orders
§ 253k Task and delivery order contracts: definitions
§ 253l Severable services contracts for periods crossing fiscal years
§ 253l-1 Contract authority of Comptroller General
§ 253l-2 Contract authority of Library of Congress
§ 253l-3 Contract authority of Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives
§ 253l-4 Contract authority of Congressional Budget Office
§ 253l-5 Contract authority of Secretary and Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate
§ 253l-6 Contract authority of Capitol Police
§ 253l-7 Contract authority of Architect of the Capitol
§ 253l-8 Contract authority of Secretary of Smithsonian Institution
§ 253m Design-build selection procedures
§ 254 Contract requirements
§ 254a Cost-type research and development contracts with educational institutions
§ 254b Cost or pricing data: truth in negotiations
§ 254c Multiyear contracts
§ 254d Examination of records of contractor
§ 255 Contract financing
§ 256 Allowable costs
§ 256a Waiver of liquidated damages
§ 257 Administrative determinations
§ 258 Repealed.]
§ 259 Definitions
§ 260 Laws not applicable to contracts
§ 261 Assignment and delegation of procurement functions and responsibilities
§ 262 Determinations and decisions
§ 263 Performance based management: acquisition programs
§ 264 Relationship of commercial item provisions to other provisions of law
§ 264a Definitions relating to procurement of commercial items
§ 264b Preference for acquisition of commercial items
§ 265 Contractor employees: protection from reprisal for disclosure of certain information
§ 266 Merit-based award of grants for research and development
§ 266a Share-in-savings contracts
Subchapter V - Foreign Excess Property
Subchapter VI - Federal Record Management
Chapter 5 - Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions
§ 321 Limitation on pleading contract provisions relating to finality; standards of review
§ 322 Contract provisions making decisions final on questions of law
Chapter 6 - Service Contract Labor Standards
§ 351 Required contract provisions; minimum wages
§ 352 Violations
§ 353 Law governing authority of Secretary
§ 354 List of violators; prohibition of contract award to firms appearing on list; actions to recover underpayments; payment of sums recovered
§ 355 Exclusion of fringe benefit payments in determining overtime pay
§ 356 Exemptions
§ 357 Definitions
§ 358 Wage and fringe benefit determinations of Secretary
Chapter 7 - Office of Federal Procurement Policy
§ 403 Definitions
§ 404 Establishment of Office of Federal Procurement Policy; appointment of Administrator
§ 405 Authority and functions of the Administrator
§ 405a Uniform Federal procurement regulations and procedures
§ 405b Conflict of interest standards for individuals providing consulting services
§ 405c Ethics safeguards related to contractor conflicts of interest
§ 406 Administrative powers
§ 407 Repealed.]
§ 408 Applicability of existing laws
§ 409 Repealed.]
§ 410 Authorization of appropriations
§ 411 Delegation of authority by Administrator
§ 412 Comptroller General’s access to information from Administrator; rule making procedure
§ 413 Tests of innovative procurement methods and procedures
§ 414 Chief Acquisition Officers and senior procurement executives
§ 414a Personnel evaluation
§ 414b Chief Acquisition Officers Council
§ 415 Repealed.]
§ 416 Procurement notice
§ 417 Record requirements
§ 417a Procurement data
§ 417b Database for Federal agency contract and grant officers and suspension and debarment officials
§ 418 Advocates for competition
§ 418a Rights in technical data
§ 418b Publication of proposed regulations
§ 419 Contracting functions performed by Federal personnel
§ 420 Repealed.]
§ 421 Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council
§ 422 Cost Accounting Standards Board
§ 423 Restrictions on disclosing and obtaining contractor bid or proposal information or source selection information
§ 424 Repealed.]
§ 425 Contract clauses and certifications
§ 426 Use of electronic commerce in Federal procurement
§ 426a Repealed.]
§ 427 Simplified acquisition procedures
§ 428 Procedures applicable to purchases below micro-purchase threshold
§ 428a Special emergency procurement authority
§ 429 List of laws inapplicable to contracts not greater than simplified acquisition threshold in Federal Acquisition Regulation
§ 430 List of laws inapplicable to procurements of commercial items in Federal Acquisition Regulation
§ 431 Commercially available off-the-shelf item acquisitions: lists of inapplicable laws in Federal Acquisition Regulation
§ 431a Inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds
§ 432 Value engineering
§ 433 Acquisition workforce
§ 433a Federal acquisition workforce improvements
§ 434 Modular contracting for information technology
§ 435 Levels of compensation of certain contractor personnel not allowable as costs under certain contracts
§ 436 Protection of constitutional rights of contractors
§ 437 Incentives for efficient performance of services contracts
§ 438 Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
§ 439 Public-private competition required before conversion to contractor performance
§ 440 Contingency Contracting Corps
Chapter 9 - Contract Disputes
§ 601 Definitions
§ 602 Applicability of law
§ 603 Maritime contracts
§ 604 Fraudulent claims
§ 605 Decision by contracting officer
§ 606 Contractor’s right of appeal to board of contract appeals
§ 607 Agency boards of contract appeals
§ 608 Small claims
§ 609 Judicial review of board decisions
§ 610 Subpena, discovery, and deposition
§ 611 Interest
§ 612 Payment of claims
§ 613 Separability
Chapter 10 - Drug-free Workplace
§ 701 Drug-free workplace requirements for Federal contractors
§ 702 Drug-free workplace requirements for Federal grant recipients
§ 703 Employee sanctions and remedies
§ 704 Waiver
§ 705 Regulations
§ 706 Definitions
§ 707 Construction of chapter