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H.R. 6369 (115th): Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6369 raises the dollar amount of certain small business sole-source contract awards in statute for inflation and removes the limitation of option years from the maximum dollar values permitted to be awarded through sole-source contracts. This results in contracting officers being able to award larger sole-source contracts. To mitigate the risk of fraud and abuse, the bill strengthens oversight by instituting an eligibility determination check requiring the Small Business Administration to verify that a sole-source contract intended to be awarded to a women-owned (WOSB) or service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) is an eligible WOSB or SDVOSB. The bill also requires the Government Accountability Office to assess whether federal sole-source award data is accurate and identify awards made to ineligible entities.

Sponsor and status

Roger Marshall

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 11 pages
Jul 13, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


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What legislators are saying

Schneider, Marshall Bill to Help Small Businesses Acquire Federal Contracts Passes House
    — Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of September 24, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Sep 24, 2018

Schneider, Marshall Bill to Help Small Businesses Passes Unanimously Out of Committee
    — Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 18, 2018

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Jul 13, 2018

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Jul 18, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Sep 12, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Small Business

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Sep 25, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 6369 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6369. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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