An Act To simplify the procurement, utilization, and disposal of Government property, to reorganize certain agencies of the Government, and for other purposes

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This Act may be cited as the "Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949." The Act includes a declaration of policy; organization; property management; procurement procedure; foreign excess property; and general provisions. The Administrator of General Services shall have supervision and direction over the disposition of surplus property. Such property shall be disposed of to such extent, at such time, in such areas, by such agencies, at such terms and conditions, and in such manner, as may be prescribed in or pursuant to this Act.


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  • 63 Stat. 377
  • Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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63 Stat. 377 (1949); ch. 288 (Book)

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  • 1950
  • 06/30/1949


  • Government property
  • Reorganization
  • Surplus government property
  • Administrative agencies
  • Administrative agencies--Reorganization


Public Law

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Number of pages: 27; Page Numbers: 377-403

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