Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 97.djvu/818

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97 STAT. 786 PUBLIC LAW 98-115—OCT. 11, 1983 Comprehensive review. 10 USC 2807 note. 15 USC 632. Report to congressional committees. "Reasonable share." "Reasonable threshold amount." SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION DESIGN SEC. 806. (a) The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a comprehen- sive review of current policies and practices of the Department of Defense with regard to the award of contracts for architectural and engineering services and construction design for military construc- tion projects. The Secretary shall conduct such review with a view to determining whether current policies and practices of the Depart- ment of Defense result in a reasonable distribution of such contracts to firms of all sizes throughout the architect-engineer community. Ob) Upon the completion of such review, the Secretary shall modify current policies and practices of the Department to the extent necessary to ensure— (1) that small business concerns (as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act) are assured of a reasonable share of such contracts; and (2) that large architect-engineer firms are not precluded from competing for such contracts when the estimated amount of such contracts is greater than a reasonable threshold amount prescribed by the Secretary. (c) Not later than March 1, 1984, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a written report on the results of the review required by subsection (a) and on any changes made to current policies and practices as required by subsection (b). (d) For the purposes of this section: (1) The term "reasonable share" means an appropriate per- centage share of all contracts referred to in subsection (a) as determined by the Secretary of Defense after consultation with the Admininstrator of the Small Business Administration and representatives of the architect-engineer community. (2) The term "reasonable threshold amount" means an appro- priate estimated contract dollar amount determined by the Secretary of Defense after consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and representatives of the architect-engineer community. SALE AND REPLACEMENT OF NONEXCESS REAL PROPERTY SEC. 807. (a)(1) Chapter 159 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2667 the following new section: 10 USC 2667a. "§ 2667a. Sale and replacement of nonexcess real property "(a)(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense may carry out real property transactions in accordance with this section. Any such transaction shall consist of— "(A) the sale of any real property under the control of the Department of Defense other than property described in para- graph (3); and "(B) such acquisition of land, construction and acquisition of facilities to replace facilities included in the property to be sold, and relocation of Department of Defense activities to such replacement facilities as may be required to ensure efficient and effective continuity of defense functions being carried out at the property to be sold. "(2) A transaction under this section may not be carried out unless the transaction is specifically authorized by law.