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July 9, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 1434 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 1373.
July 9, 2009, 9:13 pm ET - Coburn Amdt. No. 1434

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 1434. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2892, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
COMPETITIVE BIDDING
Sec. __. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to make any payment in connection with a contract unless the contract is awarded using competitive procedures in accordance with the requirements of section 303 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253), section 2304 of title 10, United States Code, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be awarded by grant unless the process used to award such grant uses competitive procedures to select the grantee or award recipient.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 8, 2009.)