| Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 4945 (ih) To amend the Small Business Act to strengthen existing protections for small business participation in the Federal procurement contracting process, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
H.R. 4945 (ih) To amend the Small Business Act to strengthen existing protections for small business participation in the Federal procurement contracting process, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4945 _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend the Small Business Act to strengthen existing protections for small business participation in the Federal procurement contracting process, and for other purposes. 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4945 _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend the Small Business Act to strengthen existing protections for small business participation in the Federal procurement contracting process, 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. (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Small Business Competition Preservation Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. DATABASE, ANALYSIS, AND ANNUAL REPORT WITH RESPECT TO BUNDLED CONTRACTS. Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(p) Database, Analysis, and Annual Report With Respect to Bundled Contracts.-- ``(1) Bundled contract defined.--In this subsection, the term `bundled contract' includes-- ``(A) each contract that meets the definition set forth in section 3(o) regardless of whether the contracting agency has conducted a study of the effects of the solicitation for the contract on civilian or military personnel of the United States; and ``(B) each new procurement requirement that permits the consolidation of two or more procurement requirements. ``(2) Database.-- ``(A) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall develop and shall thereafter maintain a database containing data and information regarding-- ``(i) each bundled contract awarded by a Federal agency; and ``(ii) each small business concern that has been displaced as a prime contractor as a result of the award of such a contract. ``(3) Analysis.--For each bundled contract that is to be recompeted as a bundled contract, the Administrator shall determine-- ``(A) the amount of savings and benefits (in accordance with subsection (e)) achieved under the bundling of contract requirements; and ``(B) whether such savings and benefits will continue to be realized if the contract remains bundled, and whether such savings and benefits would be greater if the procurement requirements were divided into separate solicitations suitable for award to small business concerns. ``(4) Annual report on contract bundling.-- ``(A) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this paragraph, and annually in March thereafter, the Administration shall transmit a report on contract bundling to the Committees on Small Business of the House of Representatives and the Senate. ``(B) Contents.--Each report transmitted under subparagraph (A) shall include-- ``(i) data on the number, arranged by industrial classification, of small business concerns displaced as prime contractors as a result of the award of bundled contracts by Federal agencies; and ``(ii) a description of the activities with respect to previously bundled contracts of each Federal agency during the preceding year, including-- ``(I) data on the number and total dollar amount of all contract requirements that were bundled; and ``(II) with respect to each bundled contract, data or information on-- ``(aa) the justification for the bundling of contract requirements; ``(bb) the cost savings realized by bundling the contract requirements over the life of the contract; ``(cc) the extent to which maintaining the bundled status of contract requirements is projected to result in continued cost savings; ``(dd) the extent to which the bundling of contract requirements complied with the contracting agency's small business subcontracting plan, including the total dollar value awarded to small business concerns as subcontractors and the total dollar value previously awarded to small business concerns as prime contractors; and ``(ee) the impact of the bundling of contract requirements on small business concerns unable to compete as prime contractors for the consolidated requirements and on the industries of such small business concerns, including a description of any changes to the proportion of any such industry that is composed of small business concerns.''. Passed the House of Representatives September 20, 2000. Attest: Clerk.
Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.|
Supreme Court Decisions
104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents
1994 Presidential Documents