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37.109 Services of quasi-military armed forces.

37.109 Services of quasi-military armed forces.

Contracts with “Pinkerton Detective Agencies or similar organizations” are prohibited by 5 U.S.C.3108 . This prohibition applies only to contracts with organizations that offer quasi-military armed forces for hire, or with their employees, regardless of the contract’s character. An organization providing guard or protective services does not thereby become a “quasi-military armed force,” even though the guards are armed or the organization provides general investigative or detective services. (See 57 Comp. Gen. 524.)