14 Dec, 2017
Federal Procurement Law & Natural Disasters [December 14, 2017]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Carpenter, David Hatcher; Lunder, Erika
"In the wake of the recent hurricanes that have severely damaged parts of the United States, questions have been raised about the impact of federal procurement law on the federal government's disaster response. There are a limited number of special provisions in federal procurement law that apply to procurement contracts entered into by federal agencies to respond to federally declared emergencies or major disasters. As discussed in detail below, these special provisions generally authorize and encourage, but do not require, federal agencies to contract with local contractors for disaster assistance after a federally declared emergency or major disaster. Some Members of Congress have raised concerns that these provisions do not adequately incentivize agencies to choose local contractors when entering into contracts for disaster assistance."
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  • Authors
    Carpenter, David Hatcher
    Lunder, Erika
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10045
  • Date
    14 Dec, 2017
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Federation of American Scientists: www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    Disaster relief--Finance
    Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (United States)
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)

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