H. R. 5861
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 4, 2021
Mr. Evans (for himself and Mr. Fitzgerald) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Small Business
To streamline the process for granting certain waivers for requirements on contracts awarded under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Waiver Authorization Streamlining Act of 2021.
Waiver authorization streamlining
Section 8(a)(21) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(21)) is amended—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
subparagraph (B) and inserting
subparagraphs (B) and (F);
in subparagraph (B)—
by striking clause (iii); and
by redesignating clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses (iii) and (iv), respectively;
by moving subparagraph (C) two ems to the left; and
by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
In the event either a contract awarded pursuant to this subsection or ownership and control of a concern performing a contract awarded pursuant to this subsection will pass to another small business concern, the requirements of subparagraph (A) shall not apply if—
the acquiring small business concern is a program participant; and
upon a request submitted prior to the passage of the contract or the actual relinquishment of ownership and control, as applicable, the Administrator (or the delegee of the Administrator) determines that the acquiring small business concern would otherwise be eligible to directly receive the award pursuant to this subsection.