Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Sec. 3709||Advertisements for proposals.
2 Mar., 1861, c. 84, s. 10, 12 Stat., 220.
22 June, 1874, c. 389, s. 6, 18 Stat., 176.
12 July, 1876, c. 182, 19 Stat., 88.
3 Aug., 1876, c. 253, 19 Stat., 123.
15 Aug., 1876, c. 289, 19 Stat., 196.
U. S. v. Speed, 8 Wall., 77;
Childs v. U. S., 4 C. Cls., 176;
Mason v. U. S., 4 C. Cls, 495;
Wentworth v. U. S., 5 C. Cls., 302;
Harvey v. U. S., 8. C., Cls., 501;
Thompsons Case, 9 C. Cls., 187, 7 Sawyer, 451.
|3709.||Advertisements for proposals.|
All purchases and contracts for supplies or services, in any of the Departments of the Government, except for personal services, shall be made by advertising a sufficient time previously for proposals respecting the same, when the public exigencies do not require the immediate delivery of the articles, or performance of the service. When immediate delivery or performance is required by the public exigency, the articles or service required may be procured by open purchase or contract, at the places and in the manner in which such articles are usually bought and sold, or such services engaged, between individuals.