H.R. 5829 (112th): Small Business Fairness Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 18, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5829

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2012

(for herself and Ms. Tsongas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business

A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to permit agencies to count certain contracts toward contracting goals.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Business Fairness Act of 2012.

2.

Teaming arrangements and agency contracting goals

Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Teaming arrangements and agency contracting goals

(A)

Definitions

In this paragraph—

(i)

the term covered small business concern means—

(I)

a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans;

(II)

a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as defined in section 8(d)(3)(C);

(III)

a small business concern owned and controlled by women, as defined in section 8(d)(3)(D); or

(IV)

a qualified HUBZone small business concern; and

(ii)

the term teaming arrangement entity means a prime contractor under a contractor team arrangement, as defined in section 9.601 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as in effect on October 1, 2009.

(B)

Contracting goals

If a covered small business concern performs the obligations of a teaming arrangement entity under a contract between the teaming arrangement entity and a Federal agency, the head of the Federal agency may deem the contract to be a contract awarded to the covered small business concern for purposes of determining whether the Federal agency has met the goals established by the head of the Federal agency under paragraph (2).

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