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PGI 241.103 Statutory and delegated authority.

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PGI 241.103 Statutory and delegated authority.

PGI 241.103 Statutory and delegated authority.

Summary of Statutory Authority for Utility/Energy Purchases

Acquisition Type

Authority

Maximum Term

(years)

Energy Commodities (purchased as supplies) (natural gas & electricity) *

10 U.S.C. 2306b/

10 U.S.C. 2829

5 (4) **

Utility Service Contracts (in support of privatization)

10 U.S.C. 2688(d)(2)

50

Utility Service Contracts ***

(when not in support of privatization)

10 U.S.C. 2304

40 U.S.C. 113(e)(3)

10

* Section 8093 of Public Law 100-202 specifically precludes the Federal Government from expending appropriated funds to purchase electricity in a manner inconsistent with State law and regulation.

** 5 years in support of facilities and installations (10 U.S.C. 2306b) and 4 years for military family housing (10 U.S.C. 2829).

*** GSA has delegated to DoD its authority, under 40 U.S.C. 501(b), to enter into utility service contracts for periods not exceeding 10 years. Absent this authority, the length of DoD utility service contracts in support of facilities and installations would be limited to 5 years (10 U.S.C. 2306c) and, for military family housing, would be limited to 4 years (10 U.S.C. 2829).