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SA 52. Mr. NELSON of Nebraska submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 223, to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 26, between lines 23 and 24, insert the following:
(c) Qualifications Based Selection.--Section 40117, as amended by subsection (a), is further amended by adding at the end the following:
"(o) Qualifications Based Selection.--
"(1) IN GENERAL.--Any contract or subcontract described in paragraph (2) that is funded in whole or in part from the proceeds from passenger facility charges imposed under this section shall be awarded in the same manner as a contract for architectural and engineering services is awarded under chapter 11 of title 40, United States Code, or an equivalent qualifications-based requirement prescribed for or by the eligible agency.
"(2) CONTRACT OR SUBCONTRACT DESCRIBED.--A contract or subcontract described in this paragraph is a contract or subcontract for program management, construction management, planning studies, feasibility studies, architectural services, preliminary engineering, design, engineering, surveying, mapping, or related services.".

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 7, 2011.)