S. 338 (98th): Competition in Contracting Act of 1983


Feb 1, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 11, 1983 but was never passed by the House.


William Cohen

Senator from Maine


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to revise the procedures for soliciting and evaluating bids and proposals for Government contracts and awarding such contracts, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended) Competition in Contracting Act of 1983 - TitleI - Amendments to Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949Amends the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 1, 1983

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 17, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Nov 11, 1983
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 338”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (10R, 7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2127 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 1, 1982

H.R. 4170 (Related)
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 18, 1984

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