H.R. 4048 (112th): Improving Contracting Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Feb 16, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4048

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improving Contracting Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2012.

2.

Veteran-owned small businesses and the Federal Supply Schedule

Section 8127 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (k) and (l) as subsections (l) and (m), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (j) the following new subsection (k):

(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.

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