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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3071


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           November 14, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security 
                        and Governmental Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
To require executive agencies to consider equipment rental in any cost-
    effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 
2017''.

SEC. 2. COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF EQUIPMENT RENTAL.

    (a) Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Equipment Rental.--
            (1) In general.--With respect to any cost-effectiveness 
        analysis for equipment acquisition conducted on or after the 
        date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this 
        Act, the head of each executive agency shall consider equipment 
        rental in such cost-effectiveness analysis.
            (2) Federal acquisition regulation.--The Federal 
        Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to implement the 
        requirement under paragraph (1).
    (b) Study of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.--Not later than 2 years 
after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of 
the United States shall submit to the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a 
comprehensive report on the decisions made by the executive agencies 
with the highest levels of acquisition spending, and a sample of 
executive agencies with lower levels of acquisition spending, to 
acquire high-value equipment by lease, rental, or purchase pursuant to 
subpart 7.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
    (c) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Equipment rental.--The term ``equipment rental'' means 
        the acquisition of equipment by contract from a commercial 
        source for a temporary period of use with no fixed duration.
            (2) Executive agency.--The term ``executive agency'' has 
        the meaning given that term in section 102 of title 40, United 
        States Code.

            Passed the House of Representatives November 13, 2017.

            Attest:

                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,

                                                                 Clerk.

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