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PUBLIC LAW 85-325-FEB. 12, 1958
McGuire Air Force Base, Wrightstown, New Jersey: Operational and training facilities, maintenance and production facilities, supply facilities, housing and community facilities, and utilities, $6,979,000. Otis Air Force Base, Falmouth, Massachusetts: Operational and training facilities, maintenance and production facilities, and utilities, $7,079,000. Selfridge Air Force Base, Mount Clemens, Michigan: Operational and training facilities, maintenance and production facilities, supply facilities, and utilitieSj $17,487,000. Various locations: Land acquisition as required for the stations listed above, $2,709,000. SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Air Force may proceed to establish or develop installations and facilities under this Act without regard to sections 3648 and 3734 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, and sections 4774(d) and 9774 (d) of title 10, United States Code. The authority to place permanent or temporary improvements on land includes authority for surveys, administration, overhead, planning and supervision incident to construction. That authority may be exercised before title to the land is approved under section 355 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, and even though the land is held temporarily. The authority to acquire real estate or laud includes authority to make surveys and to acquire land, and interests in land (including temporary use), by gift, purchase, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise. SEC. 3. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the purposes of sections 1 and 2 of this Act but appropriations for public works projects authorized by those sections may not exceed $549,670,000. SEC. 4. Whenever— (1) the President determines that compliance with section 2313 (b) of title 10, United States Code, for contracts made under this Act for the establishment or development of military installations and facilities in foreign countries would interfere with the carrying out of this Act; and (2) the Secretary of Defense and the Comptroller General have agreed upon alternative methods for adequately auditing those contracts; the President may exempt those contracts from the requirements of that section. SEC. 5. Contracts made by the United States under this Act shall be awarded, insofar as practicable, on a competitive basis to the lowest responsible bidder, if the national security will not be impaired and the award is consistent with chapter 137 of title 10, United States Code, and section 15 of the Act of August 9, 1955 (69 Stat. 547, 551). The Secretary of the Air Force shall report semi-annually to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives with respect to all contracts awarded on other than a competitive basis to the lowest responsible bidder. SEC. 6. Any of the amounts named in section 1 of this Act may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Air Force, be increased by 15 per centum. However, the total cost of all projects may not be more than the total amount authorized to be appropriated by section 3 of this Act. SEC. 7. The Secretary of Defense or his designee is authorized to engage in such advanced projects essential to the Defense Department's responsibilities in the field of basic and applied research and development which pertain to weapons systems and military requirements as the Secretary of Defense may determine after consultation with the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and for a period of one year from the
L and improvements, etc. 40 USC 259, 267. 70A S t a t, 590.
33 USC 733 and note.
Poat, p. 61)9. contracts. 70A Stat. L33.
70A Stat. 127. 41 USC 152. Report to e o n gress.
Increase in project amount.
Advanced p r o j ects, etc.