TITLE 10 - US CODE - CHAPTER 142 - PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT PROGRAM

10 USC 2411 - Definitions

In this chapter:
(1) The term eligible entity means any of the following:
(A) A State.
(B) A local government.
(C) A private, nonprofit organization.

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(D) A tribal organization, as defined in section 4(l) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Public Law 93638; 25 U.S.C. 450b (l)), or an economic enterprise, as defined in section 3(e) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (Public Law 93262; 25 U.S.C. 1452 (e)), whether or not such economic enterprise is organized for profit purposes or nonprofit purposes.
(2) The term distressed area means
(A) the area of a unit of local government (or such area excluding the area of any defined political jurisdiction within the area of such unit of local government) that
(i) has a per capita income of 80 percent or less of the State average; or
(ii) has an unemployment rate that is one percent greater than the national average for the most recent 24-month period for which statistics are available; or
(B) a reservation, as defined in section 3(d) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (Public Law 93262; 25 U.S.C. 1452 (d)).
(3) The term Secretary means the Secretary of Defense acting through the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.
(4) The terms State and local government have the meaning given those terms in section 6302 of title 31.

10 USC 2412 - Purposes

The purposes of the program authorized by this chapter are
(1) to increase assistance by the Department of Defense to eligible entities furnishing procurement technical assistance to business entities; and
(2) to assist eligible entities in the payment of the costs of establishing and carrying out new procurement technical assistance programs and maintaining existing procurement technical assistance programs.

10 USC 2413 - Cooperative agreements

(a) The Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, may enter into cooperative agreements with eligible entities to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(b) Under any such cooperative agreement, the eligible entity shall agree to sponsor programs to furnish procurement technical assistance to business entities and the Secretary shall agree to defray not more than one-half of the eligible entitys cost of furnishing such assistance under such programs, except that in the case of a program sponsored by such an entity that provides services solely in a distressed area, the Secretary may agree to furnish more than one-half, but not more than three-fourths, of such cost with respect to such program.
(c) In entering into cooperative agreements under subsection (a), the Secretary shall assure that at least one procurement technical assistance program is carried out in each Department of Defense contract administration services district during each fiscal year.
(d) In conducting a competition for the award of a cooperative agreement under subsection (a), and in determining the level of funding to provide under an agreement under subsection (b), the Secretary shall give significant weight to successful past performance of eligible entities under a cooperative agreement under this section.

10 USC 2414 - Limitation

(a) In General.— 
The value of the assistance furnished by the Secretary to any eligible entity to carry out a procurement technical assistance program under a cooperative agreement under this chapter during any fiscal year may not exceed
(1) in the case of a program operating on a Statewide basis, other than a program referred to in clause (3) or (4), $600,000;
(2) in the case of a program operating on less than a Statewide basis, other than a program referred to in clause (3) or (4), $300,000;
(3) in the case of a program operated wholly within one service area of the Bureau of Indian Affairs by an eligible entity referred to in section 2411 (1)(D) of this title, $150,000; or
(4) in the case of a program operated wholly within more than one service area of the Bureau of Indian Affairs by an eligible entity referred to in section 2411 (1)(D) of this title, $600,000.
(b) Determinations on Scope of Operations.— 
A determination of whether a procurement technical assistance program is operating on a Statewide basis or on less than a Statewide basis or is operated wholly within one or more service areas of the Bureau of Indian Affairs by an eligible entity referred to in section 2411 (1)(D) of this title shall be made in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.

10 USC 2415 - Distribution

The Secretary shall allocate funds available for assistance under this chapter equally to each Department of Defense contract administrative services district. If in any such fiscal year there is an insufficient number of satisfactory proposals in a district for cooperative agreements to allow effective use of the funds allocated to that district, the funds remaining with respect to that district shall be reallocated among the remaining districts.

10 USC 2416 - Subcontractor information

(a) The Secretary of Defense shall require that any defense contractor in any year shall provide to an eligible entity with which the Secretary has entered into a cooperative agreement under this chapter, on the request of such entity, the information specified in subsection (b).
(b) Information to be provided under subsection (a) is a listing of the name of each appropriate employee of the contractor who has responsibilities with respect to entering into contracts on behalf of such contractor that constitute subcontracts of contracts being performed by such contractor, together with the business address and telephone number and area of responsibility of each such employee.
(c) A defense contractor need not provide information under this section to a particular eligible entity more frequently than once a year.
(d) In this section, the term defense contractor, for any year, means a person awarded a contract with the Department of Defense in that year for an amount in excess of $1,000,000.

10 USC 2417 - Administrative costs

The Director of the Defense Logistics Agency may use, out of the amount appropriated for a fiscal year for operation and maintenance for the procurement technical assistance program authorized by this chapter, an amount not exceeding three percent of such amount to defray the expenses of administering the provisions of this chapter during such fiscal year.

10 USC 2418 - Authority to provide certain types of technical assistance

(a) The procurement technical assistance furnished by eligible entities assisted by the Department of Defense under this chapter may include technical assistance relating to contracts entered into with
(1)  Federal departments and agencies other than the Department of Defense, and
(2)  State and local governments.
(b) An eligible entity assisted by the Department of Defense under this chapter also may furnish information relating to assistance and other programs available pursuant to the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992.

10 USC 2419 - Regulations

The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to carry out this chapter.