H.R.1348 - Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] (Introduced 03/19/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||03/19/2003 Referred to the House Committee on Government Reform. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1348 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2003 - Prohibits the Federal Government or 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 public work. Defines "bid shopping" as the practice of divulging a contractor's or subcontractor's bid or proposal or requiring a contractor or subcontractor to divulge its bid or proposal to another prospective contractor before the award of a contract or subcontract in order to secure a lower bid or proposal.
Introduced in House (03/19/2003)
Requires any invitation for bid or request for proposal issued by the Government to include a clause explicitly prohibiting such practice and specifying penalties, which may include: (1) contract termination and imposition of liquidated damages equal to three times the final bid; and (2) debarment or suspension for multiple violations.