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regarding the grounds for protest, the terms of the settlement, and the agency's position regarding the propriety of the award or proposed award of the contract at issue in the protest.

(E) Payment of amounts due from an agency under subparagraph (C) or under the terms of a settlement agreement under subparagraph (D) shall be made from the appropriation made by section 1304 of title 31, United States Code, for the payment of judgments. The Federal agency concerned shall reimburse that appropriation account out of funds available for the procurement.

(6)(A) The final decision of the board may be appealed by the head of the Federal agency concerned and by any interested party, including interested parties who intervene in any protest filed under this subsection, as set forth in the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 601 et seq.).

(B) If the board revokes, suspends, or revises the procurement authority of the Administrator or the Administrator's delegation of procurement authority after the contract award, the affected contract shall be presumed valid as to all goods or services delivered and accepted under the contract before the suspension, revocation, or revision of such procurement authority or delegation.

(C) Nothing contained in this subsection shall affect the board's power to order any additional relief which it is authorized to provide under any statute or regulation. However, the procedures set forth in this subsection shall only apply to procurements conducted under the authority contained in this section. In addition, nothing contained in this subsection shall affect the right of any interested party to file a protest with the contracting agency or to file an action in a district court of the United States or the United States Claims Court. 4

(7)(A) The board shall adopt and issue such rules and procedures as may be necessary to the expeditious disposition of protests filed under the authority of this subsection.

(B) The procedures shall provide that, in the computation of any period described in this subsection

(i) the day of the act, event, or default from which the designated period of time begins to run not be included; and

(ii) the last day after such act, event, or default be included, unless

(I) such last day is a Saturday, a Sunday, or a legal holiday; or

(II) in the case of a filing of a paper at the board, such last day is a day on which weather or other conditions cause the closing of the board in which event the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday shall be included.

(C) The procedures may provide for electronic filing and dissemination of documents and information required under this subsection and in so providing shall consider the ability of all parties to achieve electronic access to such documents and records.

Pursuant to section 902(b)(1) of the Court of Federal Claims Technical and Procedural Improvements Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-572), the reference to the United States Claims Court in paragraph (6)(C) of section 111(f) is deemed to be a reference to the United States Court of Federal Claims.

(D) The procedures shall provide that if the board expressly finds that a protest or a portion of a protest is frivolous or has been brought or pursued in bad faith, or that any person has willfully abused the board's process during the course of a protest, the board may impose appropriate procedural sanctions, including dismissal of the protest.

(9) For purposes of this subsection:

(A) The term "protest" means a written objection by an interested party to any of the following:

(i) A solicitation or other request by a Federal agency for offers for a contract for the procurement of property or services.

(ii) The cancellation of such a solicitation or other request.

(iii) An award or proposed award of such a contract. (iv) A termination or cancellation of an award of such a contract, if the written objection contains an allegation that the termination or cancellation is based in whole or in part on improprieties concerning the award of the contract.

(B) The term "interested party" means, with respect to a contract or proposed contract described in subparagraph (A), an actual or prospective bidder or offeror whose direct economic interest would be affected by the award of the contract or by failure to award the contract.

(C) The term "prevailing party", with respect to a determination of the board under paragraph (5)(B) that a challenged action of a Federal agency violates a statute or regulation or the conditions of a delegation of procurement authority issued pursuant to this section, means a party that demonstrated such violation.

(g) The justifications and approvals required by section 303(f)(1) of this Act shall apply in the case of any procurement under this section for which the minimum needs are so restrictive that only one manufacturer is capable of satisfying such needs. Such procurement includes either a sole source procurement or a procurement by specific make and model. Such justification and approval shall be required notwithstanding that more than one bid or offer is made or that the procurement obtains price competition and such procurement shall be treated as a procurement using procedures other than competitive procedures for purposes of section 19(b) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 417(b)).

(h) DATA COLLECTION.-(1) The Administrator shall collect and compile data regarding the procurement of automatic data processing equipment under this section. The data collected and compiled shall include, at a minimum, with regard to each contract for such a procurement, the following:

(A) The procuring agency.

(B) The contractor.

(C) The automatic data processing equipment and services procured.

(D) The manufacturer of the equipment procured.

(E) The amount of the contract, to the extent that the amount is not proprietary information.

(F) The type of contract used.

(G) The extent of competition for award.

(H) Whether compatibility restrictions were used in awarding the contract.

(I) Significant modifications of the contract.

(J) Contract price, to the extent that the price is not proprietary information.

(2) The head of each Federal agency shall report to the Administrator in accordance with regulations issued by the Administrator all information that the Administrator determines necessary in order to satisfy the requirements in paragraph (1).

(3) The Administrator

(A) shall carry out a systematic, periodic review of information received under this subsection;

(B) shall use such information, as appropriate, to determine the compliance of Federal agencies with the requirements of this section; and

(C) may take appropriate corrective action regarding an agency's authority to lease and purchase automatic data processing equipment upon any substantial failure by the head of the agency to report to the Administrator in accordance with this subsection.

(4) The Administrator shall take appropriate corrective action upon failure of a Federal agency to comply with the terms of any delegation of authority to lease or purchase automatic data processing equipment or failure to comply with any applicable law or regulation.

(5) The Administrator shall require in the regulations implementing this subsection that (A) data collected pursuant to this subsection be drawn from existing Federal agency information; and (B) no new or additional information reporting requirements may be imposed on offerors or contractors to collect such data.

(i) This section may be cited as the "Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act".



(a) The Administrator shall, in respect of executive agencies, and to the extent that he determines that so doing is advantageous to the Government in terms of economy, efficiency, or service, and with due regard to the program activities of the agencies concerned


(1) subject to regulations and regulations prescribed by the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy pursuant to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, prescribe policies and methods of procurement and supply of personal property and nonpersonal services, including related functions such as contracting, inspection, storage, issue, property identification

So in law. P.L. 98-191 (sections 8(d)1) and 9(a)(2)) enacted conflicting provisions (97 Stat. 1331). Intent is "subject to regulations prescribed".

and classification, transportation and traffic management, management of public utility services, and repairing and converting; and

(2) operate, and, after consultation with the executive agencies affected, consolidate, take over, or arrange for the operation by any executive agency of warehouses, supply centers, repair shops, fuel yards, and other similar facilities; and

(3) procure and supply personal property and nonpersonal services for the use of executive agencies in the proper discharge of their responsibilities, and perform functions related to procurement and supply such as those mentioned above in subparagraph (1) of this subsection: Provided, That contracts for public utility services may be made for periods not exceeding ten years; and

(4) with respect to transportation and other public utility services for the use of executive agencies, represent such agencies in negotiations with carriers and other public utilities and in proceedings involving carriers or other public utilities before Federal and State regulatory bodies;

Provided, That the Secretary of Defense may from time to time, and unless the President shall otherwise direct, exempt the Department of Defense from action taken or which may be taken by the Administrator under clauses (1)-(4) of this subsection whenever he determines such exemption to be in the best interests of national security.

(b)(1) The Administrator shall, as far as practicable, provide any of the services specified in subsection (a) of this section to any other Federal agency, mixed-ownership Government corporation (as defined in section 9101 of title 31, United States Code), or the District of Columbia, upon its request.

(2)(A) The Administrator may provide for the use of Federal supply schedules of the General Services Administration by any of the following entities upon request:

(i) A State, any department or agency of a State, and any political subdivision of a State, including a local government.

(ii) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

(iii) The government of an Indian tribe (as derined in section 4(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b(e))).

(B) Subparagraph (A) may not be construed to authorize an entity referred to in that subparagraph to order existing stock or inventory from federally owned and operated, or federally owned and contractor operated, supply depots, warehouses, or similar facilities.

(C) In any case in which an entity listed in subparagraph (A) uses a Federal supply schedule, the Administrator may require the entity to reimburse the General Services Administration for any administrative costs of using the schedule.

(3)A) Upon the request of a qualified nonprofit agency for the blind or other severely handicapped that is to provide a commodity or service to the Federal Government under the Javits-WagnerO'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46 et seq.), the Administrator may provide any of the services specified in subsection (a) to such agency to the extent practicable.

(B) A nonprofit agency receiving services under the authority of subparagraph (A) shall use the services directly in making or providing an approved commodity or approved service to the Federal Government.

(C) In this paragraph:

(i) The term "qualified nonprofit agency for the blind or other severely handicapped" means

(I) a qualified nonprofit agency for the blind, as defined in section 5(3) of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 48b(3)); and

(II) a qualified nonprofit agency for other severely handicapped, as defined in section 5(4) of such Act (41 U.S.C. 48b(4)).

(ii) The terms “approved commodity" and "approved service" mean a commodity and a service, respectively, that has been determined by the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped under section 2 of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.Č. 47) to be suitable for procurement by the Federal Government.

(c) In acquiring personal property, any executive agency, under regulations to be prescribed by the Administrator, subject to regulations and regulation 6 prescribed by the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy pursuant to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, may exchange or sell similar items and may apply the exchange allowance or proceeds of sale in such cases in whole or in part payment for the property acquired: Provided, That any transaction carried out under the authority of this subsection shall be evidenced in writing. Sales of property pursuant to this subsection shall be governed by section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5), except that fixed price sales may be conducted in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as are applicable to the sale of property pursuant to section 203(e)(5) of this Act.

(d) In conformity with policies prescribed by the Administrator under subsection (a) of this section, any executive agency may utilize the services, work, materials, and equipment of any other executive agency, for the inspection of personal property incident to the procurement thereof, and notwithstanding section 3678 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 628) or any other provision of law such other executive agency may furnish such services, work, materials, and equipment for that purpose without reimbursement or transfer of funds.

(e) Whenever the head of any executive agency determines that the remaining storage or shelf life of any medical materials or medical supplies held by such agency for national emergency purposes is of too short duration to justify their continued retention for such purposes and that their transfer or disposal would be in the interest of the United States, such materials or supplies shall be considered for the purposes of section 202 of this Act to be excess property. In accordance with the regulations of the Administrator, such excess materials or supplies may thereupon be transferred to or exchanged with any other Federal agency for other medical materials

So in law. P.L. 98-191 (sections 8(d)(1) and 9(a)(2)) enacted conflicting provisions (97 Stat. 1331). Intent is "subject to regulations prescribed".

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