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.
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