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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CH. 288 -JUNE 30, 1949 REPORTS TO CONGRESS SEC. 210. The Administrator shall submit a report to the Congress, in January of each year and at such other times as he may deem it desirable, regarding the administration of his functions under this Act, together with such recommendations for amendments to this Act as he may deem appropriate as the result of the administration of such functions, at which time he shall also cite the laws becoming obsolete by reason of passage or operation of the provisions of this Act. TITLE III-PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE DECLARATION OF PURPOSE SEC. 301. The purpose of this title is to facilitate the procurement of supplies and services. APPLICATION AND PROCUREMENT METHODS SEC. 302. (a) The provisions of this title shall be applicable to purchases and contracts for supplies or services made- (1) by the General Services Administration for the use of such agency or otherwise; and (2) by any other executive agency (except any agency named in section 2 (a) of the Armed Services Procurement Act of 1947), to the extent of and in conformity with authority delegated by the Administrator pursuant to the provisions of this subsection. The Administrator may delegate to the head of any other such agency authority to make purchases and contracts for supplies or services pursuant to the provisions of this title (A) for the use of two or more executive agencies or (B) in other cases upon a determination by the Administrator that by reason of circumstances set forth in such determination such delegation is advantageous to the Govern- ment in terms of economy, efficiency, or national security. Notice of every such delegation of authority so made shall be furnished to the General Accounting Office. (b) It is the declared policy of the Congress that a fair propor- tion of the total purchases and contracts for supplies and services for the Government shall be placed with small-business concerns. When- ever it is proposed to make a contract or purchase in excess of $10,000 by negotiation and without advertising, pursuant to the authority of paragraph (7) or (8) of section 302 (c) of this title, suitable advance publicity, as determined by the agency head with due regard to the type of supplies involved and other relevant considerations, shall be given for a period of at least fifteen days, wherever practicable, as determined by the agency head. (c) All purchases and contracts for supplies and services shall be made by advertising, as provided in section 303, except that such pur- chases and contracts may be negotiated by the agency head without advertising if- (1) determined to be necessary in the public interest during the period of a national emergency declared by the President or by the Congress; (2) the public exigency will not admit of the delay incident to advertising; (3) the aggregate amount involved does not exceed $1,000: Provided,That no agency other than the General Services Admin- istration shall make any purchase of, or contract for, supplies or services in excess of $500 under this paragraph except in the 393 62 Stat. 21 . 41 U.S . C., Supp. II, § 151 (a). Delegation of au- thority. Small business con- corns. Advance publicity. Negotiation without advertising. Post, p. 395. Limitation.