H.R.4203 - Women's Procurement Program Improvement Act of 2012

To amend the Small Business Act with respect to the procurement program for women-owned small business concerns, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Women's Procurement Program Improvement Act of 2012 as reported to house.
  • Official: To amend the Small Business Act with respect to the procurement program for women-owned small business concerns, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Women's Procurement Program Improvement Act of 2012 as introduced.

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03/19/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nydia Velázquez

D-NY

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Official Summary

Women's Procurement Program Improvement Act of 2012 - 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 remove current contract award price limits. Allow

Official Summary

Women's Procurement Program Improvement Act of 2012 - 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 remove current contract award price limits. Allow 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.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.4203

  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • CompTIA

Organizations Opposing H.R.4203

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