[USC02] 43 USC 388: Contracts for materials; liability of United States
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43 USC 388: Contracts for materials; liability of United States Text contains those laws in effect on January 16, 2020
From Title 43-PUBLIC LANDSCHAPTER 12-RECLAMATION AND IRRIGATION OF LANDS BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENTSUBCHAPTER I-GENERAL PROVISIONS

§388. Contracts for materials; liability of United States

When appropriations have been made for the commencement or continuation of construction or operation and maintenance of any project, the Secretary may, in connection with such construction or operation and maintenance, enter into contracts for miscellaneous services, for materials and supplies, as well as for construction, which may cover such periods of time as the Secretary may consider necessary but in which the liability of the United States shall be contingent upon appropriations being made therefor.

(Aug. 4, 1939, ch. 418, §12, 53 Stat. 1197 .)

Definitions

The definitions in section 485a of this title apply to this section.