H.R. 2452: Women’s Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jun 20, 2013
Status:
Reported by Committee
Prognosis
20% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Nydia Velázquez
Representative for New York's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2013
Length
5 pages
 
Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 5, 2014.

Progress
Introduced Jun 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 20, 2013
Reported by Committee Mar 05, 2014
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
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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Cosponsors
15 cosponsors (15D) (show)
Committees

House Small Business

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/20/2013--Introduced.
Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013 - 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 condition a government contracting officer's authority to restrict competition for any such federal contract upon the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) certifying each of the businesses as a small business concern owned and controlled by women.
(Currently, the small business concerns themselves certify to the contracting officer that they are such a business according to SBA standards.)
Allows 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.
Expands the reporting requirements with respect to small business procurement contracts to require federal agencies to submit annual reports to the Administrator regarding such sole source contracts as well as the industries within which various contracts were awarded.

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