SEC. 870. CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING
(a) Establishment- The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act
(41 U.S.C. 403 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the
following new section:
44. CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING CORPS.
Establishment- The Administrator of General Services, pursuant
to policies established by the Office of Management and Budget,
and in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the
Secretary of Homeland Security, shall establish a Governmentwide
Contingency Contracting Corps (in this section referred to as
the `Corps'). The members of the Corps shall be available for
deployment in responding to an emergency or major disaster, or a
contingency operation, both within or outside the continental
`(b) Applicability- The authorities provided in this section
apply with respect to any procurement of property or services by
or for an executive agency that, as determined by the head of
such executive agency, are to be used--
in support of a contingency operation as defined in section
101(a)(13) of title 10, United States Code; or
`(2) to respond to an emergency or major disaster as defined
in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).
Membership- Membership in the Corps shall be voluntary and open
to all Federal employees and members of the Armed Forces who are
members of the Federal acquisition workforce.
`(d) Education and Training- The Administrator may, in
consultation with the Director of the Federal Acquisition
Institute and the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, establish
educational and training requirements for members of the Corps.
Education and training carried out pursuant to such requirements
shall be paid for from funds available in the acquisition
workforce training fund established pursuant to section 37(h)(3)
of this Act.
`(e) Salary- The salary for a member of the Corps shall be
in the case of a member of the Armed Forces, out of funds
available to the Armed Force concerned; and
`(2) in the case of a Federal employee, out of funds available
to the employing agency.
Authority to Deploy the Corps-
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall have
the authority, upon request by an executive agency, to
determine when members of the Corps shall be deployed, with
the concurrence of the head of the agency or agencies
employing the members to be deployed.
`(2) Nothing in this section shall preclude the Secretary of
Defense or the Secretary's designee from deploying members of
the Armed Forces or civilian personnel of the Department of
Defense in support of a contingency operation as defined in
section 101(a)(13) of title 10, United States Code.
IN GENERAL- The Administrator of General Services shall
provide to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and
the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the
Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives an
annual report on the status of the Contingency Contracting
Corps as of September 30 of each fiscal year.
`(2) CONTENT- At a minimum, each report under paragraph (1)
shall include the number of members of the Contingency
Contracting Corps, the total cost of operating the program,
the number of deployments of members of the program, and the
performance of members of the program in deployment.'.
Clerical Amendment- The table of contents for that Act
(contained in section 1(b) of that Act) is amended by adding at
the end the following new item:
`Sec. 44. Contingency Contracting Corps.'.
Contingency contracting corps.
Section 870 authorizes the establishment of a contingency
contracting corps to facilitate rapid contracting in the event of
a national emergency.