Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/616

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108 STAT. 3250 PUBLIC LAW 103-355 —OCT. 13, 1994 contract (as defined in section 2304d of this title) for procurement of services or property. "(b) SOLICITATION. —The solicitation for a task or delivery order contract shall include the following: "(1) The period of the contract, including the number of options to extend the contract and the period for which the contract may be extended under each option, if any. "(2) The maximum quantity or dollar value of the services or property to be procured under the contract. "(3) A statement of work, specifications, or other description that reasonably describes the general scope, nature, complexity, and purposes of the services or property to be procured under the contract. " (c) APPLICABILITY OF RESTRICTION ON USE OF NONCOMPETITIVE PROCEDURES.— The head of an agency may use procedures other than competitive procedures to enter into a task or delivery order contract under this section only if an exception in subsection (c) of section 2304 of this title applies to the contract and the use of such procedures is approved in accordance with subsection (f) of such section. "(d) SINGLE AND MULTIPLE CONTRACT AWARDS.—(1) The head of an agency may exercise the authority provided in this section— "(A) to award a single task or delivery order contract; or "(B) if the solicitation states that the head of the agency has the option to do so, to award separate task or delivery order contracts for the same or similar services or property to two or more sources. "(2) No determination under section 2304(b) of this title is required for award of multiple task or delivery order contracts under paragraph (1)(B). Regulations. "(3) The regulations implementing this subsection shall— "(A) establish a preference for awarding, to the maximum extent practicable, multiple task or delivery order contracts for the same or similar services or property under the authority of paragraph (1)(B); and "(B) establish criteria for determining when award of multiple task or delivery order contracts would not be in the best interest of the Federal (jovernment. "(e) CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS. —^A task or delivery order may not increase the scope, period, or maximum value of the task or delivery order contract under which the order is issued. The scope, period, or maximum value of the contract may be increased only by modification of the contract. "(f) INAPPLICABILITY TO CONTRACTS FOR ADVISORY AND ASSIST- ANCE SERVICES. —Except as otherwise specifically provided in section 2304b of this title, this section does not apply to a task or delivery order contract for the procurement of advisory and assistance services (as defined in section 1105(g) of title 31). " (g) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER CONTRACTING AUTHORITY.— Nothing in this section may be construed to limit or expand any authority of the head of an agency or the Administrator of General Services to enter into schedule, multiple award, or task or delivery order contracts under any other provision of law.