Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/719

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PUBLIC LAW 103-355 —OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3353 responsible for the conduct and evaluation of tests within that agency. (c) TEST REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS. — (1) Each test conducted under subsection (a)— (A) shall be developed and structured by the Administrator or by the agency senior procurement executive designated pursuant to section 16(3) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 414(3)) in close coordination with the Administrator; and (B) shall be limited to specific programs of agencies or specific acquisitions. (2) The total estimated life-cycle cost to the Federal Government for each test conducted under subsection (a) may not exceed $100,000,000. (3)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), each contract awarded in conducting the tests under subsection (a) (including the cost of options if all options were to be exercised) may not exceed $5,000,000. (B) For one of the tests conducted under subsection (a), the amount of each contract awarded in conducting the test (including options) may exceed $5,000,000. (4) The program of tests conducted under subsection (a) shall include, either as a test or as part of a test, the use of the Federal acquisition computer network ("FACNET') capability required by section 30 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (as added by section 9001) for procurement actions in amcunts greater than the simplified acquisition threshold. (d) LIMITATION ON TOTAL VALUE OF CONTRACTS UNDER PRO- GRAM. —(1) The Administrator shall ensure that the total amount obligated under contracts awarded pursuant to the program under this section does not exceed $600,000,000. In calculating such amount, the Administrator shall not include any contract awarded for the test conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration pursuant to section 5062 of this Act. (2) The Administrator shall monitor the value of contracts awarded pursuant to the program under this section. (3) No contract may be awarded under the program under this section if the award of the contract would result in obligation of more than $600,000,000 under contracts awarded pursuant to the program under this section. (e) PROCEDURES AUTHORIZED.— Tests conducted under this section may include any of the following procedures: (1) Publication of agency needs before drafting of a solicitation. (2) Issuance of draft solicitations for comment. (3) StreamUned solicitations that specify as the evaluation factors the minimum factors necessary, require sources to submit the minimum information necessary, provide abbreviated periods for submission of offers, and specify page limitations for offers. (4) Limitation of source selection factors to— (A) cost to the Federal Government; (B) past experience and performance; and (C) quality of the content of the offer. (5) Evaluation of proposals by small teams of highly qualified people over a period not greater than 30 days.