PUBLIC LAW 107-217—AUG. 21, 2002 116 STAT. 1131 select additional firms in order of their competence and qualification and continue negotiations in accordance with this section until an agreement is reached. CHAPTER 13—PUBLIC PROPERTY Sec. 1301. Charge of property transferred to the Federal Government. 1302. Lease of buildings. 1303. Disposition of surplus real property. 1304. Transfer of federal property to States. 1305. Disposition of land acquired by devise. 1306. Disposition of abandoned or forfeited personal property. 1307. Disposition of securities. 1308. Disposition of unfit horses and mules. 1309. Preservation, sale, or collection of wrecked, abandoned, or dereUct property. 1310. Sale of war supplies, land, and buildings. 1311. Authority of President to obtain release. 1312. Release of real estate in certain cases. 1313. Releasing property from attachment. 1314. Easements. 1315. Special poUce. §1301. Charge of property transferred to the Federal Government (a) IN GENERAL.— Except as provided in subsection (b), the Administrator of General Services shall have charge of— (1) all land and other property which has been or may be assigned, set off, or conveyed to the Federal Government in payment of debts; (2) all trusts created for the use of the Government in pay- ment of debts due the Government; and (3) the sale and disposal of land— (A) assigned or set off to the Government in payment of debt; or (B) vested in the Government by mortgage or other security for the payment of debts. (b) NoNAPPLiCATiON. —T his section does not apply to— (1) real estate which has been or shall be assigned, set off, or conveyed to the Government in payment of debts arising under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.); or (2) trusts created for the use of the Government in payment of debts arising under the Code and due the Government. §1302. Lease of buildings Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, the leasing of buildings and property of the Federal Government shall be for a money consideration only. The lease may not include any provision for the alteration, repair, or improvement of the buildings or property as a part of the consideration for the rent to be pedd for the use and occupation of the buildings or property. Money derived, from the rent shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. § 1303. Disposition of surplus real property (a) DEFINITION.— In this section, the term "federal agency" means an executive department, independent establishment, commission, board, bureau, division, or office in the executive branch, or other agency of the Federal Government, including wholly owned Government corporations.