103 STAT. 1444 PUBLIC LAW 101-189—NOV. 29, 1989 employees may be renewed or extended without regard to the limitation in subparagraph (A). "(C) In the case of a contract for services with respect to which a solicitation is pending on the date of the enactment of this para- graph, the contract may be awarded— "(i) on the basis of the solicitation as issued before the date of the enactment of this paragraph; "(ii) on the basis of the solicitation issued before the date of the enactment of this paragraph modified so as to conform to / any changes in policies and procedures the Secretary deter- mines should be made as a result of the study required under paragraph (1); or "(iii) on the basis of a new solicitation.". SEC. 519. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED BY PROMOTION BOARDS IN CASE OF OFFICERS IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS COMPETITIVE CAT- EGORIES Section 615 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: Regulations. "(d) The Secretary of each military department, under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, shall include in guidelines furnished to a selection board convened under section 611(a) of this title that is considering officers in a health-professions competitive category for promotion to a grade below colonel or, in the case of the Navy, captain, a direction that the board give consideration to an officer's clinical proficiency and skill as a health professional to at least as great an extent as the board gives to the officer's administrative and management skills.". SEC. 520. REPORT ON CONSTRUCTIVE CREDIT FOR NURSES (a) REPORT REQUIREMENT.—The Secretary of Defense shall prepare a report on the awarding of constructive credit to military nurses for education, training, or experience. The report shall discuss existing provisions of law providing for such constructive credit, including a discussion of any inequities which the Secretary considers that such provisions may have created. If the Secretary determines that any such inequities have been created, the report shall include rec- ommendations by the Secretary for ways to eliminate or reduce those inequities. (b) SUBMISSION OF REPORT. —The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives not later than March 1, 1990. TITLE VI—COMPENSATION AND OTHER PERSONNEL BENEFITS 37 USC 1009 note. 37 USC 1009 note. PART A—PAY AND ALLOWANCES SEC. 601. MILITARY PAY RAISE FOR FISCAL YEAR 1990 (a) WAIVER OF SECTION 1009 ADJUSTMENT.—Any adjustment re- quired by section 1009 of title 37, United States Code, in elements of compensation of members of the uniformed services to become effective during fiscal year 1990 shall not be made. (b) INCREASE IN BASIC PAY, BAS, AND BAQ.—The rates of basic pay, basic allowance for subsistence, and basic allowance for quar- ters of members of the uniformed services are increased by 3.6 percent effective on January 1, 1990.