H.R. 1702 (103rd): Government Procurement Act of 1993

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Apr 07, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 1702 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1702

Entitled the ‘Government Procurement Act of 1993’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 7, 1993

Mrs. BENTLEY (for herself and Mr. VALENTINE) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Government Operations and Armed Services


A BILL

Entitled the ‘Government Procurement Act of 1993’.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Government Procurement Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.

    (a) CIVILIAN PROCUREMENT- Section 303B of the Federal Property and Administration Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253b) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

    ‘(g)(1) In evaluating an offeror’s price contained in any bid or proposal for any procurement in excess of $100,000, the head of the agency shall treat as containing the lowest price that bid or proposal which will yield the lowest net cost to the Government.

    ‘(2) In determining net cost to the Government, the head of the agency shall deduct from the price offered--

      ‘(A) the income taxes withheld or otherwise paid on wages paid to the offeror’s employees for work on performance on the procurement contract;

      ‘(B) projected corporate income taxes to be paid by the offeror to the Government on any profits made on the procurement;

      ‘(C) any other rebate, refunds, assessments, or other receipts which are likely to accrue to the Government as a consequence of the offeror’s performance of the procurement contract.

    ‘(3) The Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy shall, pursuant to section 6 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, prescribe policies for the implementation of this subsection.’.

    (b) DEFENSE AGENCIES- Section 2305 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

    ‘(e)(1) In evaluating an offeror’s price contained in any bid or proposal for any procurement in excess of $100,000, the head of the agency shall treat as containing the lowest price the bid or proposal which will yield the lowest net cost to the Government.

    ‘(2) In determining net cost to the Government, the head of the agency shall deduct from the price offered--

      ‘(A) the income taxes withheld or otherwise paid on wages paid to the offeror’s employees for work on performance on the procurement contract;

      ‘(B) projected corporate income taxes to be paid by the offeror to the government on any profits made on the procurement;

      ‘(C) any other rebate, refunds, assessments, or other receipts which are likely to accrue to the Government as a consequence of the offeror’s performance of the procurement contract.

    ‘(3) The Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy shall, pursuant to section 6 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, prescribe policies for the implementation of this subsection.’.

    (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- (1) Section 303B(d)(4) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 is amended by striking ‘subsection (b)’ and inserting ‘subsections (b) and (g)’.

    (2) Section 2305(b)(4)(D) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after ‘paragraph (2)’ the following ‘of this subsection and subsection (e)’.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to any procurement (the notice for which is published) (the contract for which is awarded) (other test) on or after (to be supplied).