H. R. 4048
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 16, 2012
Mr. Johnson of Ohio introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
This Act may be cited as the
Improving Contracting Opportunities
for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2012.
Veteran-owned small businesses and the Federal Supply Schedule
Section 8127 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating subsections (k) and (l) as subsections (l) and (m), respectively; and
by inserting after subsection (j) the following new subsection (k):
Applicability to Federal Supply Schedule
For purposes of meeting the goals under subsection (a), the Secretary shall include the acquisition of goods and services through the use of a Federal supply schedule of the General Services Administration.