H.R. 6187 (111th): To direct the Secretary of the Army to seek to enter into certain contracts regarding roller systems.

Sep 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Gene Taylor
Representative for Mississippi's 4th congressional district
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To direct the Secretary of the Army to seek to enter into certain contracts ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 20, 2010


This bill was introduced on September 22, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 22, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 22, 2010

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3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)

House Armed Services

Tactical Air and Land Forces

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Directs the Secretary of the Army to seek to enter into: (1) a contract with Pearson Engineering Limited of Newcastle, the United Kingdom, for the purchase or unlimited lease of the self-protective adaptive roller kit II system (SPARK) technical data package; and (2) contracts with any domestic manufacturer with the capacity to produce such system. (SPARK systems are mounted on tactical vehicles and used to defeat mines.)
Provides that if no contract is entered into: (1) with a domestic manufacturer within 30 days after entering into the Pearson contract, the Secretary shall terminate the Pearson contract; and (2) with either Pearson or a domestic manufacturer within 30 days, the Secretary shall coordinate with the Secretary of the Navy to procure the Panama City Generation Three roller system.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to enter into such contracts utilizing the rapid acquisition authority for urgently needed systems authorized under the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to waive such contract requirements if such Secretary: (1) determines that entering into such contracts will result in unnecessary combat casualties; and (2) notifies the congressional defense and appropriations committees of such determination, including the reasons supporting such determination.

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