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H.R. 6258 (114th): Coast Guard Acquisition Improvement Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6258

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 28, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Garamendi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 14, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to enter into certain contracts for the acquisition of vessels for the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Coast Guard Acquisition Improvement Act of 2016.

2.

Contracting authority

(a)

In general

Subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

578.

Contracting authority

(a)

In general

The Secretary may enter into contracts described in subsection (b) for the acquisition for the Coast Guard of no less than—

(1)

three heavy polar icebreakers;

(2)

three medium polar icebreakers;

(3)

four Offshore Patrol Cutters; and

(4)

five Fast Response Cutters.

(b)

Authorized methods

Contracts referred to in subsection (a) are the following:

(1)

Block buys.

(2)

Leases.

(3)

Combined purchases, also known as economic order quantity purchases, of—

(A)

materials and components; and

(B)

long lead time materials.

(4)

Advance construction funding.

(5)

Multiyear contracts entered into in accordance with section 2306b of title 10.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 223 of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (14 U.S.C. 577 note) is repealed.

(c)

Clerical amendment

The analysis at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to such subchapter the following:

578. Contracting authority.

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