H.R.4897 - Equity in Contracting for Women Act of 2000 106th Congress (1999-2000)
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Introduced in House (07/19/2000)
Equity in Contracting for Women Act of 2000 - Amends the Small Business Act to authorize a Federal contracting officer to set aside to be awarded only to a small business owned and controlled by women any contract for the procurement of goods or services by the Federal Government if: (1) such business is a responsible contractor with respect to performance; (2) the contracting officer expects that two or more of such businesses will submit contract offers; (3) the contract is for the procurement of goods or services with respect to industries in which women- owned small businesses are under-represented in Federal procurement contracting; (4) the anticipated award does not exceed $3 million (with a $5 million exception); (5) the contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price; and (6) the business is certified as a small business owned and controlled by women or the business certifies to the contracting officer that it is so and provides adequate documentation. Provides for the verification of eligibility requirements, including authorized random investigations by the Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Provides penalties for small businesses misrepresenting such status.