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to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration or to the Director of the Office of Foreign Buildings. The Secretary shall keep the Congress fully and currently informed with respect to leases or other rental arrangements approved under this section.

(b) 44, 46 ADVANCE PAYMENTS FOR LONG-TERM LEASES AND LEASE PURCHASE.—The Secretary may, subject to the availability of appropriations, make advance payments for long-term leases and lease-purchase agreements, if the Secretary or his designee determines, in each case, that such payments are in the interest of the United States Government in carrying out the purposes of this Act.

SEC. 11,47 (a) Eligibility for award of contracts under this Act or of any other contract by the Secretary of State, including leaseback or other agreements, the purpose of which is to obtain the construction, alteration, or repair of buildings and grounds abroad, when estimated to exceed $5,000,000, including any contract alternatives or options, shall be limited, after a determination that adequate competition will be obtained thereby, to (1) American-owned bidders and (2) bidders from countries which permit or agree to permit substantially equal access to American bidders for comparable diplomatic and consular building projects, except that participation may be permitted by or limited to host-country bidders where required by international agreement or by the law of the host country or where determined by the Secretary of State to be necessary in the interest of bilateral relations or necessary, to carry out the construction project.

(b)(1) Generally applicable laws and regulations pertaining to licensing and other qualifications to do business in the country in which the contract is to be performed shall not be deemed a limitation of access for purposes of this section.

(2) For purposes of determining competitive status, bids qualifying under subsection (a)(1) shall be reduced by ten percent.

(3) A determination of adequacy of competition for purposes of subsection (a) shall be made after advance publication by the Secretary of State of the proposed project, and receipt from not less than two prospective responsible bidders of intent to submit a bid or proposal. If competition is not determined to be adequate, contracts may be awarded without regard to subsection (a) and this subsection.

(4) Bidder qualification under subsection (a) shall be determined on the basis of nationality of ownership, the burden of which shall be on the prospective bidder. Qualification under subsection (a)(1) shall require evidence of (A) performance of similar construction work in the United States, and (B) either (i) ownership in excess of fifty percent by United States citizens or permanent residents, or (ii) incorporation in the United States for more than three years and employment of United States citizens or permanent residents in more than half of the corporation's permanent full-time professional and managerial positions in the United States.

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** Functions vested in the Secretary of State in this section were further delegated to the Under Secretary for Management by Delegation of Authority No. 193, January 7, 1992 (Public Notice 1665; 57°F.R. 2298; January 21, 1992).

67 22 U.S.C. 302. Sec. 136 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (Public Law 98-164; 97 Stat. 1029), added sec. 11.

(5) Qualification under this section shall be established on the basis of determinations at the time bids are requested.

(c) Contracts for construction, alteration, or repair in the United States for or on behalf of any foreign mission (as defined in section 2021aX4) of title II of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 4302(a)(4) may, pursuant to the authority by bidders qualifying under subsection (aX1) or (2) or by nationals of the country for which the contract is being performed who are granted the right of entry into the United States for that purpose.

(d) Determinations under this section shall be committed to the discretion of the Secretary of State.

(e) This section shall cease to be effective when the Secretary of State determines that there are internationally-agreed-upon rules in effect on bidding for construction contracts.

b. The Act of May 25, 1938 Public Law 76-843 (H.R. 6633), 52 Stat. 441, 22 U.S.C. 296a, approved May

25, 1938 AN ACT To provide additional funds for buildings for the use of the diplomatic and

consular establishments of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of further carrying into effect the provisions of the Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926, as amended, there is authorized to be appropriated, in addition to the amount authorized by such Act, an amount not to exceed $5,000,000, of which not more than $1,000,000 shall be appropriated for any one year. Sums appropriated pursuant to this Act shall be available for the purposes and be subject to the conditions and limitations of such Act, as amended: Provided, That in the expenditure of appropriations for the construction of diplomatic and consular establishments, the Secretary of State shall, unless in his discretion the interests of the Government will not permit, purchase or contract for only articles of manufacture of the United States, notwithstanding that such articles, when delivered abroad, may cost more if such excess of cost be not unreasonable.

c. The Act of July 25, 1946 Public Law 79-647 (H.R. 6627), 60 Stat. 663, 22 U.S.C. 295b, approved July

25, 1946

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AN ACT For the acquisition of buildings and grounds in foreign countries for the

use of the Government of the United States of America. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of further carrying into effect the provisions of the Foreign Service Buildings Act of May 7, 1926, as amended (22 U.S.C. 291297), there is authorized to be appropriated in addition to the amount authorized by such Act, and the Act of May 25, 1938, an amount not to exceed $125,000,000, of which $110,000,000 shall be available exclusively for payments representing the value, in whole or in part, of property or credits of whatever nature acquired through lend-lease settlements, the disposal of surplus property abroad, or otherwise, and held abroad by the Government or owing the Government by any foreign government or by any person or organization residing or situated abroad, which property or credits may be used by the Department of State for sites, buildings, equipment, construction, and leaseholds; such payments to be made to the agency of the United States administering the property or credits and be treated by such agency as though made by the foreign government, person, or organization concerned. Sums appropriated pursuant to this Act shall be available for the purposes and subject to the conditions and limitations of the above Acts, except that there shall be no limitation on the amount to be appropriated in any one year and that expenditures for furnishings shall not be subject to the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes.

6. International Center Act, as amended Public Law 90-553 (HR. 16175), 82 Stat. 958, approved October 8, 1968; M

amended by Public Law 93 40 (International Center for Foreign Chan. ceries-Appropriations; S. 1235), 87 Stat. 74, approved June 12, 1973; Pub. lic Law 97-186 (S. 1611] 99 Stat. 101, approved May 26, 1982; Public Law 99-93 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1986 and 1987; HR 2068), 99 Stat. 405, approved August 16, 1985; and by Public Law 101246 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991; HR 3792), 104 Stat. 15, approved February 16, 1990

AN ACT To authorize the transfer, conveyance, lease, and improvement of, and con

struction on, certain property in the District of Columbia, for use as a head. quarters site for the Organization of American States, as sites for governments of foreign countries, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That: in order to facilitate the conduct of foreign relations by the Department of State in Washington, District of Columbia, through the creation of a more propitious atmosphere for the establishment of foreign government and international organization offices and other facilities, the Secretary of State is authorized to develop in coordination with the Administrator of General Services for, or to sell, exchange, or lease; to foreign governments and international organizations property owned by the United States in the Northwest sections of the District of Columbia bounded by Connecticut Avenue, Yuma Street, 36th Street, Reno Road, and Tilden Street, except that portion of lot 802 in square 1964, the jurisdiction over which was transferred to the District of Columbia for use as an educational facility, upon such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe. Every lease, contract of sale, deed, and other document of transfers shall provide (a) that the foreign government shall devote the property transferred to use for legation purposes, or (b) that the international organization shall devote the property transferred to its oficial uses.

Sec. 21 Upon the request of any foreign government or international organization and with funds provided by such government Or Organization in advance, the Secretary of State in conjunction with the Administrator of General Services, is authorized to design, Construct and equip a headquarters building or related facilities of property conveyed described in the first section of this Act

SET. 3. The act of June 20, 1938 (D.C. Code, bece. 5413 to 423, snall not apply to buildings constructed on property trunk feTeL U? COriveyed pursuant to this Act including section 3 of tug Los m eflect January 1, 1980. Pians showmg the location, begir. Dulr, number of stories, and size of, and the provisione iut

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