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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle D Provisions Relating to Contracts in Support of Contingency Operations

P. L. 112-

House Conference Report 112-705

SEC. 841. EXTENSION AND EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY TO ACQUIRE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PRODUCED IN COUNTRIES ALONG A MAJOR ROUTE OF SUPPLY TO AFGHANISTAN.

(a) Extension of Termination Date- Subsection (f) of section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 123 Stat. 2399) is amended by striking `on or after the date occurring three years after the date of the enactment of this Act' and inserting `after December 31, 2014'.

(b) Expansion of Authority To Cover Forces of the United States and Coalition Forces- Subsection (b)(1) of such section is amended--

(1) in subparagraph (B), by striking `or' at the end;

(2) in subparagraph (C), by adding `or' at the end; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

`(D) by the United States or coalition forces in Afghanistan if the product or service is from a country that has agreed to allow the transport of coalition personnel, equipment, and supplies;'.

(c) Repeal of Expired Report Requirement- Subsection (g) of such section is repealed.

(d) Clerical Amendment- The heading of such section is amended by striking `; report'.

Extension and expansion of authority to acquire products and services produced in countries along a major route of supply to Afghanistan (sec. 841)

The House bill contained a provision (sec. 821) that would extend and expand authority for the Department of Defense to acquire supplies on a non-competitive basis in certain countries that are assisting the Department's efforts in Afghanistan.

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 866) that would extend the same authority.

The Senate recedes with an amendment that would delete a limitation on the use of funds until the Government of Pakistan agrees to take certain steps, which have now taken place.

House Report 112-479

SECTION 821--EXTENSION AND EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY TO ACQUIRE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PRODUCED IN COUNTRIES ALONG A MAJOR ROUTE OF SUPPLY TO AFGHANISTAN

This section would amend section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84) relating to temporary authority to acquire products and services produced in countries along a major route of supply to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This section would extend the authority through December 31, 2014. This section would also expand the authority under section 801 to acquire products or services to be used by U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, subject to a determination by the Secretary of Defense that such products or services will be acquired from a country that has agreed to allow the retrograde of coalition personnel, equipment, and supplies from Afghanistan. This section would prohibit the preferential procurement of goods or services from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan until such time as the Government of Pakistan re-opens the ground lines of communication through Pakistan in support of coalition operations in Afghanistan. Finally, this section would repeal an expired reporting requirement.

The committee believes these changes are necessitated by the continued reliance on the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) and encourages the Secretary of Defense to use the expanded authority to increase the capacity of the NDN.

Senate Report 112-173

Extension of temporary authority to acquire products and services in countries along a major route of supply to Afghanistan (sec. 866)

The committee recommends a provision that would extend through December 31, 2014, the authority for the Department of Defense (DOD) to acquire products and services on a non-competitive basis in countries along a major route of supply to Afghanistan. This authority was requested by DOD to help build partnerships and support in countries along critical supply routes, and to help bolster stability in the region.

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