H.R. 6540 (111th): Defense Level Playing Field Act

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Dec 22, 2010 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6540

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 21, 2010

Received

December 22, 2010

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

AN ACT

To require the Secretary of Defense, in awarding a contract for the KC–X Aerial Refueling Aircraft Program, to consider any unfair competitive advantage that an offeror may possess.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defense Level Playing Field Act.

2.

Consideration of unfair competitive advantage in evaluation of offers for KC–X aerial refueling aircraft program

(a)

Requirement To consider unfair competitive advantage

In awarding a contract for the KC–X aerial refueling aircraft program (or any successor to that program), the Secretary of Defense shall, in evaluating any offers submitted to the Department of Defense in response to a solicitation for offers for such program, consider any unfair competitive advantage that an offeror may possess.

(b)

Report

Not later than 60 days after submission of offers in response to any such solicitation, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on any unfair competitive advantage that any offeror may possess.

(c)

Requirement To take findings into account in award of contract

In awarding a contract for the KC–X aerial refueling aircraft program (or any successor to that program), the Secretary of Defense shall take into account the findings of the report submitted under subsection (b).

(d)

Unfair competitive advantage

In this section, the term unfair competitive advantage, with respect to an offer for a contract, means a situation in which the cost of development, production, or manufacturing is not fully borne by the offeror for such contract.

Passed the House of Representatives December 21, 2010.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.