U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works

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CHAPTER 12—CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION, AND ACQUISITION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS

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601.     Prohibition on construction of buildings except by Administrator of General Services.

601a.     Duties of Administrator; Federal agency accommodations; historical and architectural preservation of public buildings; consultation with Governors, agencies, and chief executive officers.

602.     Acquisition of buildings and their sites.

602a.     Purchase contracts.

(a)     Authority of Administrator; terms; vesting of title; application of installment payments to purchase price; procedures; report of negotiations to Congressional committees; solicitation of proposals.

(b)     Contract provisions; limitations on amount of payments.

(c)     Utilization of funds for payments.

(d)     State and local taxes.

(e)     Agreements to effectuate purposes; development and improvement of land; construction of projects previously approved; increase of estimated maximum cost.

(f)     Submission and approval of prospectus as prerequisite; exceptions; procedure.

(g)     Expiration of contracting authority.

(h)     Prohibition on providing space until expiration of 30 days from notification of Congressional committees by Administrator.

603.     Alteration of buildings; acquisition of land; exemption from committee approval.

604.     Sites.

(a)     Acquisition of lands or interests therein.

(b)     Public buildings used in whole or in part for post office purposes; cooperation between Administrator and Postal Service.

(c)     Solicitation of proposals for sale, donation, or exchange of real property; selection of site most advantageous to United States.

605.     Construction of new buildings.

(a)     Replacement of existing buildings; demolition, exchange or sale.

(b)     Sale or exchange of sites.

(c)     Committee approval as condition precedent to use of land as site for building.

606.     Approval of proposed projects by Congress.

(a)     Limitation of funds; transmission to Congress of prospectus of proposed project.

(b)     Increase of estimated maximum cost.

(c)     Rescission of approval for failure to make appropriations for project.

(d)     Emergency leases by the Administrator.

(e)     Limitation on leasing certain space.

(f)     Dollar amount adjustment.

607.     Buildings and sites within District of Columbia.

(a)     Construction in harmony with plan of Peter Charles L’Enfant.

(b)     Contiguous squares; closing of streets and alleys.

(c)     Consultations prior to acquisitions.

(d)     Stadium; contracts for athletic and other events; additional seating capacity: financing, terms and conditions; restriction of right to revenues.

608.     Authorization for construction or alteration by contract.

609.     Architectural or engineering services.

(a)     Employment by Administrator.

(b)     Employment on permanent basis.

(c)     Responsibility of Administrator for construction.

610.     Report to Congress; uncompleted projects; building project surveys.

611.     Continuing investigation and survey of public buildings.

(a)     Authorization of Administrator.

(b)     Cooperation with Federal agencies.

(c)     Request for identification of existing buildings of historical, architectural, and cultural significance.

(d)     Construction and acquisition of public buildings with due regard to comparative urgency of need.

612.     Definitions.

612a.     Additional definitions.

613.     Exemption of certain public buildings projects.

614.     Delegation of authority.

615.     Leasing of buildings by and for General Services Administration; authority of Postal Service.

616.     Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Bicentennial Civic Center.

(a)     Development, construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities for conventions, exhibitions, meetings, and other social, cultural, and business activities; location.

(b)     Plan, design, and costs of civic center; administrative approval and review; filing plats showing opening, extension, widening, or closing of streets, roads, highways, and alleys.

(c)     Land acquisition.

(d)     Contract authority; leases: term, nominal rental; purchase contracts: payment term, vesting of title in the District of Columbia, application of installment payments to purchase price, provisions securing performance of obligations, amortization, interest rate, reimbursement of contractors for certain costs, and Congressional committee approval of design, plans, and specifications.

(e)     Full faith and credit of the District of Columbia.

(f)     Gifts, services, securities, and other property: acceptance and administration; operation of civic center: District of Columbia or other entity; contractual operation: terms and conditions, employment of Federal, District of Columbia, and voluntary personnel.

617.     State administration of criminal and health and safety laws.

618.     Special rules for leased buildings.

(a)     Specifications.

(b)     Competitive procedures.

(c)     Inspections.

(d)     Enforcement.

619.     Compliance with nationally recognized codes.

(a)     Building codes.

(b)     Zoning laws.

(c)     Special rules.

(d)     State and local government recommendations.

(e)     Effect of noncompliance.

(f)     Limitation on liability.

(g)     Applicability to certain buildings.

(h)     National security waiver.

Chapter Referred to in Other Sections

     This chapter is referred to in title 16 section 450ss–6; title 35 section 2; title 42 section 5817.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "Chapter 12— Construction, Alteration, and Acquisition of Public Buildings," U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works in U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed August 14, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UNAATTY4FYPYV6.

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