10 USC 4501: Procurement of contract services: management structure
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10 USC 4501: Procurement of contract services: management structure Text contains those laws in effect on June 20, 2024
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle A-General Military LawPART V-ACQUISITIONSubpart G-Other Special Categories Of ContractingCHAPTER 341-ACQUISITION OF SERVICES GENERALLY

§4501. Procurement of contract services: management structure

(a) Requirement for Management Structure.-The Secretary of Defense shall establish and implement a management structure for the procurement of contract services for the Department of Defense. The management structure shall provide, at a minimum, for the matters specified in subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e).

(b) Policies, Procedures, and Best Practices Guidelines.-The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment shall develop and maintain (in consultation with the service acquisition executives) policies, procedures, and best practices guidelines addressing the procurement of contract services, including policies, procedures, and best practices guidelines for-

(1) acquisition planning;

(2) solicitation and contract award;

(3) requirements development and management;

(4) contract tracking and oversight;

(5) performance evaluation; and

(6) risk management.


(c) Personnel and Support.-The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary shall work with the service acquisition executives and other appropriate officials of the Department of Defense-

(1) to identify the critical skills and competencies needed to carry out the procurement of contract services on behalf of the Department of Defense;

(2) to develop a comprehensive strategy for recruiting, training, and deploying employees to meet the requirements for such skills and competencies; and

(3) to ensure that the military departments and Defense Agencies have staff and administrative support that are adequate to effectively perform their duties under this section and section 4502 of this title.


(d) Contract Services Acquisition Categories.-The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary shall establish contract services acquisition categories, based on dollar thresholds, for the purpose of establishing the level of review, decision authority, and applicable procedures in such categories.

(e) Oversight of Implementation.-The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary shall oversee the implementation of the requirements of this section and section 4502 of this title and the policies, procedures, and best practices guidelines established pursuant to subsection (b).

(f) Contract Services.-In this section, the term "contract services" has the meaning given that term in section 4502(d)(2) of this title.

(Added Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title VIII, §801(b)(1), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1174 , §2330; amended Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title X, §1062(a)(8), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2650 ; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title VIII, §812(a)(1), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3376 ; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title VIII, §845(d), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1848 ; Pub. L. 116–92, div. A, title IX, §902(51), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 1548 ; renumbered §4501 and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §1856(c)–(e), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4274 .)


Editorial Notes

Prior Provisions

A prior section 4501, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 251 , which related to industrial mobilization by the President in time of war, was repealed by Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VIII, §822(a)(2), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1705 . See section 4882 of this title.

Amendments

2021-Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(2), redesignated par. (1) of subsec. (a) as subsec. (b) and subpars. (B) to (D) of former par. (1) as subsecs. (c) to (e), respectively.

Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(d), transferred subsecs. (a)(2), (3), (b), and (c) to section 4502 of this title. Amendment notes below prior to 2021 relate to section as it read before such provisions were transferred.

Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(c), renumbered section 2330 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(1), substituted "for the matters specified in subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e)." for "for the following:".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(3), inserted heading, substituted "The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment shall develop and maintain" for "The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment shall-(A) develop and maintain", redesignated cls. (i) to (vi) as pars. (1) to (6), respectively, substituted period for semicolon at end of par. (6), and realigned margins.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(4)(A)–(C), inserted heading, substituted "The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary shall work with" for "work with" in introductory provisions, redesignated cls. (i) to (iii) as pars. (1) to (3), respectively, and realigned margins.

Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(4)(D), (E), substituted "under this section and section 4502 of this title." for "under this section;".

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(5), inserted heading, substituted "The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary shall establish contract" for "establish contract" and period for "; and", and realigned margins.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(6), inserted heading, substituted "The management structure implemented pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide that the Under Secretary shall oversee the" for "oversee the" and "subsection (b)" for "subparagraph (A)", inserted "and section 4502 of this title" after "of this section", and realigned margins.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 116–283, §1856(e)(7), added subsec. (f).

2019-Subsecs. (a)(1), (3), (b)(2), (3)(A). Pub. L. 116–92 substituted "Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment" for "Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics".

2013-Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 112–239 substituted "including services in support of contingency operations. The term does not include services relating to research and development or military construction." for "other than services relating to research and development or military construction."

2006-Pub. L. 109–163 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section consisted of subsecs. (a) to (c) relating to requirement for management structure, contracting responsibilities of designated officials, and definitions.

2002-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–314 inserted comma after "a task order".


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.