H.R. 4203 (112th): Women’s Procurement Program Improvement Act of 2012

Introduced:
Mar 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Nydia Velázquez
Representative for New York's 12th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 19, 2012
Length
8 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 19, 2012
Reported by Committee Mar 21, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Small Business Act with respect to the procurement program for women-owned small business concerns, and for other purposes.

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8 cosponsors (6D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Small Business

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12/27/2012--Reported to House without amendment.
Women's Procurement Program Improvement Act of 2012 - Amends the Small Business Act with respect to the procurement program for women-owned small businesses (providing a federal procurement contracting preference to such businesses) to remove current contract award price limits.
Allow a contracting officer to award a sole source contract to any economically disadvantaged women-owned small business if:
(1) the small business is determined to be responsible and the contracting officer does not expect two or more of such businesses to submit offers;
(2) the anticipated contract price will not exceed $6.5 million in the case of a manufacturing contract, or $4 million in the case of all other contracts; and
(3) the contract can be made at a fair and reasonable price.
Provides identical contracting authority for women-owned small businesses in substantially underrepresented industries.

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