Executive Order 13208 - Amendment to Executive Order 13202, Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors' Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects

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[Federal Register: April 11, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 70)]
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Title 3--
The President
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                Executive Order 13208 of April 6, 2001
 
                Amendment to Executive Order 13202, Preservation 
                of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards 
                Government Contractors' Labor Relations on Federal and 
                Federally Funded Construction Projects
                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Property and 
                Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 471 et seq., and 
                in order to (1) promote and ensure open competition on 
                Federal and federally funded or assisted construction 
                projects; (2) maintain Government neutrality towards 
                Government contractors' labor relations on Federal and 
                federally funded or assisted construction projects; (3) 
                reduce construction costs to the Federal Government and 
                to the tax payers; (4) expand job opportunities, 
                especially for small and disadvantaged businesses; (5) 
                prevent discrimination against Government contractors 
                or their employees based upon labor affiliation or lack 
                thereof; and (6) prevent the inefficiency that may 
                result from the disruption of a previously established 
                contractual relationship in particular cases; thereby 
                promoting the economical, nondiscriminatory, and 
                efficient administration and completion of Federal and 
                federally funded or assisted construction projects, it 
                is hereby ordered that Executive Order 13202 of 
                February 17, 2001, is amended by adding to section 5 of 
                that order the following new subsection:
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(c)
 The head of an executive agency, upon application of an awarding 
authority, a recipient of grants or financial assistance, a party to a 
cooperative agreement, or a construction manager acting on behalf of the 
foregoing, may exempt a particular project from the requirements of any or 
all of the provisions of sections 1 and 3 of this order, if the agency head 
finds: (i) that the awarding authority, recipient of grants or financial 
assistance, party to a cooperative agreement, or construction manager 
acting on behalf of the foregoing had issued or was a party to, as of the 
date of this order, bid specifications, project agreements, agreements with 
one or more labor organizations, or other controlling documents with 
respect to that particular project, which contained any of the requirements 
or prohibitions set forth in sections 1(a) or (b) of this order; and (ii) 
that one or more construction contracts subject to such requirements or 
prohibitions had been awarded as of the date of this order.
                    (Presidential Sig.)B
                THE WHITE HOUSE,
                     April 6, 2001.
[FR Doc. 01-9086
Filed 4-10-01; 8:45 am]
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