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S. 3399 (111th): Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2010

The text of the bill below is as of May 24, 2010 (Introduced).


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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3399

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 24, 2010

(for herself and Mrs. Gillibrand) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

A BILL

To remove the limit on the anticipated award price for contracts awarded under the procurement program for women-owned small business concerns, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2010.

2.

Procurement program for women-owned small business concerns

Section 8(m) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(m)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking who are economically disadvantaged;

(B)

in subparagraph (C), by striking paragraph (3) and inserting paragraph (4);

(C)

by striking subparagraph (D); and

(D)

by redesignating subparagraphs (E) and (F) as subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(7)

Sole source contracts

A contracting officer may award a sole source contract under this subsection to a small business concern owned and controlled by women under the same conditions as a sole source contract may be awarded to a qualified HUBZone small business concern under section 31(b)(2)(A).

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3.

Study and report on representation of women

Section 29 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 656) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(o)

Study and report on representation of women

(1)

Study

The Administrator shall periodically conduct a study to identify any United States industry, as defined under the North American Industry Classification System, in which women are underrepresented.

(2)

Report

Not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this subsection, and every 5 years thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives a report on the results of each study under paragraph (1) conducted during the 5-year period ending on the date of the report.

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