United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Feb 19, 2020
Awarding of contracts for performance of commercial activity by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Administration may not award any contract for the performance of any “commercial activity”, as defined by paragraph 6.a. of the Office of Management and Budget Circular Memorandum A–76, which is performed by Administration employees until at least 30 calendar days after the Administrator of the Administration has presented, in writing, to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives, a full and complete description of such proposed contract, together with supporting documentation. Such documentation shall include—
a comparison of the cost of such activity as performed by employees of the Administration and the cost of such activity as performed under the proposed contract;
a comparison of the services performed by employees of the Administration and the services to be performed under the proposed contract; and
an assessment of the benefits to the Federal Government of proceeding with the proposed contract.
cite as: 15 USC 1530