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H.R. 3071: Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 8, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 296

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3071

[Report No. 115–402]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 27, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Himes, and Mr. Grothman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

November 8, 2017

Additional sponsors: Mr. Allen, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Ross, Mr. Babin, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Delaney, and Mr. Welch

November 8, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To require executive agencies to consider equipment rental in any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017.

2.

Cost-effectiveness analysis of equipment rental

(a)

Cost-Effectiveness analysis of equipment rental

(1)

In general

With respect to any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition conducted on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the head of each executive agency shall consider equipment rental in such cost-effectiveness analysis.

(2)

Federal Acquisition Regulation

The Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to implement the requirement under paragraph (1).

(b)

Study of cost-Effectiveness analysis

Not later than two years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a comprehensive report on the decisions made by each executive agency to acquire equipment by lease or purchase pursuant to subpart 7.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Equipment rental

The term equipment rental means the acquisition of equipment by contract from a commercial source for a temporary period of use with no fixed duration.

(2)

Executive agency

The term executive agency has the meaning given that term in section 102 of title 40, United States Code.

November 8, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed