This subpart identifies the various policies and statutory authorities that affect contracts associated with the closure and realignment of military installations. These policies and authorities are—
(a) Right of first refusal of employment. This authority is embodied in a clause for use in solicitations and contracts arising from the closure of a military installation. The clause establishes employment rights for Government employees who are adversely affected by closure of the installation (see Subpart 222.71).
(b) Preference for local and small business. This authority allows contracting officers, when entering into a contract as part of the closure or realignment of a military installation, to give preference, to the greatest extent practicable, to qualified businesses located in the vicinity of the installation and to small and small disadvantaged business concerns (see Subpart 226.71).
(c) Services at installations being closed. This authority allows DOD, under certain conditions, to contract with local governments for police, fire protection, airfield operations and other community services at installations being closed (see Subpart 237.74).