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127 full and free competition under this chapter or of a full and free audit, so far as necessary to disclose the cost of executing the contract, of the books of a person carrying out a contract under this chapter shall be fined not more than $20,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both. § 2277. Appropriations; availability ^, Any appropriation available to a military department for the procurement of aircraft, aircraft parts, or aeronautical accessories may be used by that department to buy designs and pay the costs of arbitration under this chapter. § 2278. Purchase of sample aircraft The Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force may buy a sample aircraft from an unsuccessful bidder in a competition held by his department and requiring the submission of sample aircraft. However, not more than one sample aircraft may be bought from each of the first, second, and third of those bidders in order of merit, at prices not more than 75, 60, and 50 percent, respectively, of the cost of developing and manufacturing the sample, as determined by the Secretary of the military department concerned. §2279. Aircraft: restrictions on alien employees of contractor Unless the Secretary of the military department concerned first consents in writing, an alien employed by a.person who contracts under this chapter to furnish or construct aircraft, aircraft parts, or aeronautical accessories for the United States may not have access to the plans or specifications for the contracted items or to the work under construction, and may not participate in the trials under the contract.


2301. 2302. 2.303. 2304. 2305. 2306. 2307. 2308. 2309. 2310. 2311. 2312. 2313. 2314.

Declaration of policy. Definitions. Applicability of chapter. Purchases and contracts: advertising; exceptions. Formal advertisements for bids; time; opening; award; rejection. Kinds of contracts. Advance payments. Assignment and delegation of procurement functions and responsibilities. Allocation of appropriations. Determinations and decisions. Delegation. Remission of liquidated damages. Examination of books and records of contractor. Laws inapplicable to agencies named in section 2303 of this title.

§ 2301.

Declaration of policy

It is the policy of Congress that a fair proportion of the purchases and contracts made under this chapter be placed with small business concerns. § 2302. Definitions In this chapter— (1) "Head of an agency" means the Secretary, the Under Secretary, or any Assistant Secretary, of the Army, Navy, or Air