There is one summary for H.R.1859. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/16/2001)

Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2001 - Prohibits any contractors or subcontractors from participating in the practice of bid shopping with respect to any Government contract exceeding $1 million for the construction or repair of any public building or work. Defines "bid shopping" as the practice of a contractor, after submitting a bid, pressuring for or accepting lower subcontractor bids without passing resulting savings to the Government.

Requires any invitation to bid or request for proposal issued by the Government with respect to a contract to include a clause explicitly prohibiting such practice and specifying penalties which may include debarment or suspension for multiple violations.