S.1100 - Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011

A bill to amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit inserting politics into the Federal acquisition process by prohibiting the submission of political contribution information as a condition of receiving a Federal contract. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit inserting politics into the Federal acquisition process by prohibiting the submission of political contribution information as a condition of receiving a Federal contract. as introduced.
  • Short: Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Susan Collins

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Official Summary

Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 - Prohibits the head of an executive agency from: (1) requiring a contractor to submit political information as part of a solicitation, request for bid, request for proposal, or any other communication in connection with the award of a

Official Summary

Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011 - Prohibits the head of an executive agency from:
(1) requiring a contractor to submit political information as part of a solicitation, request for bid, request for proposal, or any other communication in connection with the award of a contract for procurement of property or services, during the course of the contract performance, or at any time prior to contract completion and final contract closeout;
(2) using such political information as a factor or consideration in the source selection process used to award a competitive or non-competitive contract or in making any decision associated with the modification of a contract or the exercise of a contract option; or
(3) including such political information in a contracting past performance database or any database designed to provide information to a contracting officer for purposes of supporting a responsibility determination.  Defines \"political information\" as information relating to political spending, including any payment for an electioneering communication, by a contractor or persons related to such contractor to a candidate for federal office, a political committee, a political party, or to a third party entity for political purposes. Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed as:
(1) waiving, superseding, restricting, or limiting the application of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 or preventing federal regulatory or law enforcement agencies from collecting or receiving information authorized by law; or
(2) precluding the Defense Contract Audit Agency or other auditor from assessing and reviewing information to identify unallowable costs and administering cost principles.

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Organizations Supporting S.1100

  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • National Restaurant Association
  • 60 Plus Association
  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America
  • ...and 92 more. See all.

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