Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/340

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110 STAT. 1321-193 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 until expended: Provided, That contracts awarded for environmental systems, protection systems, and exterior repair or restoration of buildings of the Smithsonian Institution may be negotiated with selected contractors and awarded on the basis of contractor qualifications as well as price. CONSTRUCTION For necessary expenses for construction, $27,700,000, to remain available until expended. NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART SALARIES AND EXPENSES For the upkeep and operations of the National Gallery of Art, the protection and care of the works of art therein, and administrative expenses incident thereto, as authorized by the Act of March 24, 1937 (50 Stat. 51), as amended by the public resolution of April 13, 1939 (Public Resolution 9, Seventy-sixth Congress), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; payment in advance when authorized by the treasurer of the Gallery for membership in library, museum, and art associations or societies whose publications or services are available to members only, or to members at a price lower than to the general public; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards, and uniforms, or allowances therefor, for other employees as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901- 5902); purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents thereof, and maintenance, alteration, improvement, and repair of buildings, approaches, and grounds; and purchase of services for restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art by contracts made, without advertising, with individuals, firms, or organizations at such rates or prices and under such terms and conditions as the Gallery may deem proper, $51,844,000, of which not to exceed $3,026,000 for the special exhibition program shall remain available until expended. REPAIR, RESTORATION AND RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS For necessary expenses of repair, restoration and renovation of buildings, grounds and facilities owned or occupied by the National Gallery of Art, by contract or otherwise, as authorized, $6,442,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That contracts awarded for environmental systems, protection systems, and exterior repair or renovation of buildings of the National Gallery of Art may be negotiated with selected contractors and awarded on the basis of contractor qualifications as well as price. JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE For necessary expenses for the operation, maintenance and security of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, $10,323,000: Provided, That 40 U.S.C. 193n is hereby amended by striking the word "and" after the word "Institution" and inserting in lieu thereof a comma, and by inserting "and the Trustees of