United States Code

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§ 6702.
Contracts to which this chapter applies
(a)
In General.—
Except as provided in subsection (b), this chapter applies to any contract or bid specification for a contract, whether negotiated or advertised, that—
(1)
is made by the Federal Government or the District of Columbia;
(2)
involves an amount exceeding $2,500; and
(3)
has as its principal purpose the furnishing of services in the United States through the use of service employees.
(b)
Exemptions.—
This chapter does not apply to—
(1)
a contract of the Federal Government or the District of Columbia for the construction, alteration, or repair, including painting and decorating, of public buildings or public works;
(2)
any work required to be done in accordance with chapter 65 of this title;
(3)
a contract for the carriage of freight or personnel by vessel, airplane, bus, truck, express, railway line or oil or gas pipeline where published tariff rates are in effect;
(4)
a contract for the furnishing of services by radio, telephone, telegraph, or cable companies, subject to the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.);
(5)
a contract for public utility services, including electric light and power, water, steam, and gas;
(6)
an employment contract providing for direct services to a Federal agency by an individual; and
(7)
a contract with the United States Postal Service, the principal purpose of which is the operation of postal contract stations.
(Pub. L. 111–350, § 3, Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3812.)
cite as: 41 USC 6702