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Key Legal Requirements for Executive Agencies in Entering Procurement Contracts – IF10136

Key Legal Requirements for Executive Agencies in Entering Procurement Contracts – IF10136 published on

Executive agencies that seek to obtain supplies or services for their own direct benefit or use from nongovernmental sources are subject to various legal requirements. Certain requirements of generally government-wide applicability can be found in the provisions of the Armed Services Procurement Act codified in Title 10 of the United States Code; the parallel (if not always identical) provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act codified in Title 41; and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). However, numerous agency-specific requirements are also provided for in statutes, regulations, or policy guidance. This “In Focus” briefly notes key requirements, and provides citations to CRS reports that discuss these requirements in more detail. See generally CRS Report R42826, The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, by Kate M. Manuel et al.

Date of Report: February 23, 2015
Pages: 2
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