H. R. 6540
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 21, 2010
December 22, 2010
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Defense Level Playing Field
Consideration of unfair competitive advantage in evaluation of offers for KC–X aerial refueling aircraft program
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.
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.
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).
Unfair competitive advantage
In this section, the term
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,