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(1) appropriations from the Treasury for Consumer Information Center activities;

(2) user fees from the public;

(3) reimbursements from other federal agencies for costs of distributing publications; and

(4) any other income incident to Center activities. (c) EXPENDITURES.-Money deposited into the Fund is available for expenditure for Center activities in amounts specified in appropriation laws. The Fund shall assume all liabilities, obligations, and commitments of the Center account.

(d) UNOBLIGATED BALANCES.-Any unobligated balances at the end of a fiscal year remain in the Fund and are available for authorization in appropriation laws for subsequent fiscal years.

(e) GIFT ACCOUNT.—The Center may accept and deposit to this account gifts for purposes of defraying the costs of printing, publishing, and distributing consumer information and educational materials and undertaking other consumer information activities. In addition to amounts appropriated or otherwise made available, the Center may expend the gifts for these purposes and any balance remains available for expenditure.

CHAPTER 5-PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I–PROCUREMENT AND WAREHOUSING Sec. 501. Services for executive agencies. 502. Services for other entities. 503. Exchange or sale of similar items. 504. Agency cooperation for inspection. 505. Exchange or transfer of medical supplies. 506. Inventory controls and systems.

SUBCHAPTER II—USE OF PROPERTY 521. Policies and methods. 522. Reimbursement for transfer of excess property. 523. Excess real property located on Indian reservations. 524. Duties of executive agencies. 525. Excess personal property for federal agency grantees. 526. Temporary assignment of excess real property. 527. Abandonment, destruction, or donation of property. 528. Utilization of excess furniture. 529. Annual executive agency reports on excess personal property.

SUBCHAPTER III—DISPOSING OF PROPERTY 541. Supervision and direction. 542. Care and handling: 543. Method of disposition. 544. Validity of transfer instruments. 545. Procedure for disposal. 546. Contractor inventories. 547. Agricultural commodities, foods, and cotton or woolen goods. 548. Surplus vessels. 549. Donation of personal property through state agencies. 550. Disposal of real property for certain purposes. 551. Donations to American Red Cross. 552. Abandoned or unclaimed property on Government premises. 553. Property for correctional facility, law enforcement, and emergency manage

ment response purposes. 554. Property for development or operation of a port facility. 555. Donation of law enforcement canines to handlers. 556. Disposal of dredge vessels. 557. Donation of books to Free Public Library. 558. Donation of forfeited vessels. 559. Advice of Attorney General with respect to antitrust law.

SUBCHAPTER IV–PROCEEDS FROM SALE OR TRANSFER 571. General rules for deposit and use of proceeds.

572. Real property.
573. Personal property.
574. Other rules regarding proceeds.

SUBCHAPTER V-OPERATION OF BUILDINGS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES 581. General authority of Administrator of General Services. 582. Management of buildings by Administrator of General Services. 583. Construction of buildings. 584. Assignment and reassignment of space. 585. Lease agreements. 586. Charges for space and services. 587. Telecommuting and other alternative workplace arrangements. 588. Movement and supply of office furniture. 589. Installation, repair, and replacement of sidewalks. 590. Child care. 591. Purchase of electricity. 592. Federal Buildings Fund. 593. Protection for veterans preference employees. SUBCHAPTER VI–MOTOR VEHICLE POOLS AND TRANSPORTATION

SYSTEMS 601. Purposes. 602. Authority to establish motor vehicle pools and transportation systems. 603. Process for establishing motor vehicle pools and transportation systems. 604. Treatment of assets taken over to establish motor vehicle pools and transpor

tation systems. 605. Payment of costs. 606. Regulations related to operation. 607. Records. 608. Scrip, tokens, tickets. 609. Identification of vehicles. 610. Discontinuance of motor vehicle pool or system. 611. Duty to report violations.

SUBCHAPTER 1-PROCUREMENT AND WAREHOUSING

$ 501. Services for executive agencies
(a) AUTHORITY OF ADMINISTRATOR OF GENERAL SERVICES. —

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of General Services shall take action under this subchapter for an executive agency

(A) to the extent that the Administrator of General Services determines that the action is advantageous to the Federal Government in terms of economy, efficiency, or service; and

(B) with due regard to the program activities of the agency. (2) EXEMPTION FOR DEFENSE.—The Secretary of Defense may exempt the Department of Defense from an action taken by the Administrator of General Services under this subchapter, unless the President directs otherwise, whenever the Secretary determines that an exemption is in the best interests of national

security. (b) PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY.(1) FUNCTIONS.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of General Services shall procure and supply personal property and nonpersonal services for executive agencies to use in the proper discharge of their responsibilities, and perform functions related to procurement and supply including contracting, inspection, storage, issue, property identification and classification, transportation and traffic management, management of public utility services, and repairing and converting.

(B) PUBLIC UTILITY CONTRACTS.-A contract for public utility services may be made for a period of not more

than 10 years.
(2) POLICIES AND METHODS.-

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of General Services shall prescribe policies and methods for executive agencies regarding the procurement and supply of personal property and nonpersonal services and related functions.

(B) CONTROLLING REGULATION.—Policies and methods prescribed by the Administrator of General Services under this paragraph are subject to regulations prescribed by the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy under the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C.

401 et seq.). (c) REPRESENTATION.- For transportation and other public utility services used by executive agencies, the Administrator of General Services shall represent the agencies

(1) in negotiations with carriers and other public utilities; and

(2) in proceedings involving carriers or other public utilities before federal and state regulatory bodies. (d) FACILITIES.—The Administrator of General Services shall operate, for executive agencies, warehouses, supply centers, repair shops, fuel yards, and other similar facilities. After consultation with the executive agencies affected, the Administrator of General Services shall consolidate, take over, or arrange for executive agencies to operate the facilities. $ 502. Services for other entities

(a) FEDERAL AGENCIES, MIXED-OWNERSHIP GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.-On request, the Administrator of General Services shall provide, to the extent practicable, any of the services specified in section 501 of this title to

(1) a federal agency;

(2) a mixed-ownership Government corporation (as defined in section 9101 of title 31); or

(3) the District of Columbia. (b) QUALIFIED NONPROFIT AGENCIES.

(1) IN GENERAL.-On request, the Administrator may provide, to the extent practicable, any of the services specified in section 501 of this title to an agency that is

(A)(i) a qualified nonprofit agency for the blind (as defined in section 5(3) of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 48(3))); or

(ii) a qualified nonprofit agency for other severely handicapped (as defined in section 5(4) of the Javits-WagnerO'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 48b(4))); and

(B) providing a commodity or service to the Federal Government under the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C.

46 et seq.). (2) USE OF SERVICES.-A nonprofit agency receiving services under this subsection shall use the services directly in making or providing to the Government a commodity or service that has been determined by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled under section 2 of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 47) to be suitable

for procurement by the Government. $ 503. Exchange or sale of similar items

(a) AUTHORITY OF EXECUTIVE AGENCIES.—In acquiring personal property, an executive agency may exchange or sell similar items and may apply the exchange allowance or proceeds of sale in whole or in part payment for the property acquired. (b) APPLICABLE REGULATION AND LAW.

(1) REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED BY ADMINISTRATOR OF GENERAL SERVICES.-A transaction under subsection (a) must be carried out in accordance with regulations the Administrator of General Services prescribes, subject to regulations prescribed by the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy under the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 401 et seq.).

(2) IN WRITING.-A transaction under subsection (a) must be evidenced in writing.

(3) SECTION 3709 OF REVISED STATUTES.-Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5) applies to a sale of property under subsection (a), except that fixed price sales may be conducted in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as are applicable to the sale of property under section 545(d)

of this title. $ 504. Agency cooperation for inspection

(a) RECEIVING ASSISTANCE.-An executive agency may use the services, work, materials, and equipment of another executive agency, with the consent of the other executive agency, to inspect personal property incident to procuring the property.

(b) PROVIDING ASSISTANCE.—Notwithstanding section 1301(a) of title 31 or any other law, an executive agency may provide services, work, materials, and equipment for purposes of this section without reimbursement or transfer of amounts.

(c) POLICIES AND METHODS.—The use or provision of services, work, materials, and equipment under this section must be in conformity with policies and methods the Administrator of General Services prescribes under section 501 of this title. 8 505. Exchange or transfer of medical supplies (a) EXCESS PROPERTY DETERMINATION.

(1) IN GENERAL.-Medical materials or supplies an executive agency holds for national emergency purposes are considered excess property for purposes of subchapter II when the head of the agency determines that,

(Ă) the remaining storage or shelf life is too short to justify continued retention for national emergency purposes; and

(B) transfer or other disposal is in the national interest. (2) TIMING.–To the greatest extent practicable, the head of the agency shall make the determination in sufficient time to allow for the transfer or other disposal and use of medical materials or supplies before their shelf life expires and they

are rendered unfit for human use. (b) TRANSFER OR EXCHANGE.

(1) IN GENERAL.-In accordance with regulations the Administrator of General Services prescribes, medical materials or supplies considered excess property may be transferred to another federal agency or exchanged with another federal agency for other medical materials or supplies.

(2) USE OF PROCEEDS.-Any proceeds derived from a transfer under this section may be credited to the current applicable appropriation or fund of the transferor agency and shall be available only to purchase medical materials or supplies to be held for national emergency purposes.

(3) DISPOSAL AS SURPLUS PROPERTY.—If the materials or supplies are not transferred to or exchanged with another federal

agency, they shall be disposed of as surplus property. $506. Inventory controls and systems (a) ACTIVITIES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF GENERAL SERVICES.

(1) IN GENERAL.-Subject to paragraph (2), and after adequate advance notice to affected executive agencies, the Administrator of General Services may undertake the following activities as necessary to carry out functions under this chapter:

(A) SURVEYS AND REPORTS.-Survey and obtain executive agency reports on Federal Government property and property management practices.

(B) INVENTORY LEVELS.-Cooperate with executive agencies to establish reasonable inventory levels for property stocked by them, and report any excessive inventory levels to Congress and to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget

(C) FEDERAL SUPPLY CATALOG SYSTEM.—Establish and maintain a uniform federal supply catalog system that is appropriate to identify and classify personal property under the control of federal agencies.

(D) STANDARD PURCHASE SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARD FORMS AND PROCEDURES.-Prescribe standard purchase specifications and standard forms and procedures (except forms and procedures that the Comptroller General prescribes by law) subject to regulations the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy prescribes under the Office

of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 401 et seq.). (2) SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of General Services shall carry out activities under paragraph (1) with due regard to the requirements of the Department of Defense, as determined by the Secretary of Defense.

(B) FEDERAL SUPPLY CATALOG SYSTEM.-In establishing and maintaining a uniform federal supply catalog system under paragraph (1)(C), the Administrator of General Services and the Secretary shall coordinate to avoid unnecessary

duplication. (b) ACTIVITIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.—Each federal agency shall use the uniformed federal supply catalog system, the standard purchase specifications, and the standard forms and procedures established under subsection (a), except as the Administrator of General Services, considering efficiency, economy, or other interests of the Government, may otherwise provide. (c) AUDIT OF PROPERTY ACCOUNTS.

The Comptroller General shall audit all types of property accounts and transactions. Audits shall be conducted at the time and in the manner the Comptroller General decides and as far as practicable at the place where the

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