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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-545—OCT. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 2727

Public Law 100-545 100th Congress An Act To amend title 31 of the United States Code to provide for a transfer of control of the General Accounting Office Building and to improve the administration of the General Accounting Office.

Oct. 28, 1988 [H.R. 5052]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OF THE COMPTROLLER . GENERAL. Chapter 7 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subchapter: "Subchapter VI—Property Management "§ 781. Authority over the General Accounting Office Building "(a) The Comptroller General shall have exclusive custody and control over the building located at 441 G Street, N.W., in the District of Columbia, that is generally known as the General Accounting Office Building, including operation, maintenance, protection, alteration, repair, and assignment of space therein. Such custody and control shall also extend to any machinery, equipment, spare parts and tools located in and usable for the operation and maintenance of the General Accounting Office Building. For the purposes of securing approval of any prospectus detailing proposed alterations of the General Accounting Office Building, as required by section 7 of the Public Buildings Act of 1959, as amended (40 U.S.C. 606), the Comptroller General shall perform the functions assigned to the Administrator of General Services by that section. "(b) Upon request of the Comptroller General, the Administrator of General Services shall provide, to the extent resources are available, any necessary services for the protection of the property and persons in the General Accounting Office Building, including the provision of special police, responding to and investigating incidents, and the monitoring of the perimeter security system. Such services may be provided with or without reimbursement as the Comptroller General and the Administrator may agree. "(c)(1) The Comptroller General is authorized to enter into agreements or contracts to acquire property or services on such terms and conditions and in such a manner as he deems necessary and without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5); except that the Comptroller General may not acquire real property unless specifically authorized by law. In exercising the authority granted by this section, the Comptroller General shall obtain full and open competition in accordance with the principles and purposes of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984. "(2) To the extent that funds are otherwise available for obligation, agreements or contracts for utility services may be made for periods not exceeding 10 years.

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