Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/631

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PUBLIC LAW 103-355 —OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3265 '<SEC. 303K. TASK AND DELIVERY ORDER CONTRACTS: DEFINITIONS. 41 USC 253k. "In sections 303H, 3031, and 303J: "(1) The term 'task order contract' means a contract for services that does not procure or specify a firm quantity of services (other than a minimum or maximum quantity) and that provides for the issuance of orders for the performance of tasks during the period of the contract. "(2) The term 'delivery order contract' means a contract for property that does not procure or specify a firm quantity of property (other than a minimum or maximum quantity) and that provides for the issuance of orders for the delivery of property during the period of the contract.". (b) PROVISIONS NOT AFFECTED.—Nothing in section 303H, 3031, 4i use 253h 303J, or 303K of the Federal Property and Administrative Services ^°*^- Act of 1949, as added by subsection (a), shall be construed as modifying or superseding, or as intended to impair or restrict, authorities or responsibilities under— (1) the Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act (section 111 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 759)); and (2) the Brooks Architect-Engineers Act (title DC of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 541 et seq.)). SEC. 1055. ACQUISITION OF EXPERT SERVICES. (a) EXCEPTION TO REQUIREMENT FOR USE OF COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES.— Section 303(c)(3) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253(c)) is amended— (1) by striking out "or (B)" and inserting in lieu thereof "(B)"; and (2) by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: ", or (C) to procure the services of an expert for use, in any htigation or dispute (including any reasonably foreseeable litigation or dispute) involving the Federal Ciovernment, in any trial, hearing, or proceeding before any court, administrative tribunal, or agency, or in any part of an alternative dispute resolution process, whether or not the expert is expected to testify". (b) PROCUREMENT NOTICE.— (1) Section 18(c)(l) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 416(c)) is amended— (A) by striking out "or" at the end of subparagraph (D); (B) by striking out the period at the end oi subparagraph (E) and inserting in lieu thereof"; or"; and (C) by adding at the end the following: "(F) the procurement is for the services of an expert for use in any litigation or dispute (including any reasonably foreseeable Utigation or dispute) involving the Federal Government in any trial, hearing, or proceeding before any court, administrative tribunal, or agency, or in any part of an alternative dispute resolution process, whether or not the expert is expectea to testify.". (2) Section 8(g)(l) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(c)) is amended— (A) by striking out "or" at the end of subparagraph (D); (B) by striking out the period at the end oi subparagraph (E) and inserting in lieu thereof"; or"; and (C) by adding at the end the following: