H.R.2834 - Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] (Introduced 06/09/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||06/09/2005 Referred to the House Committee on Government Reform.|
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Summary: H.R.2834 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/09/2005)
Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2005 - 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, or causing to be divulged, 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 or subcontractor before the award of a contract or subcontract in order to secure a lower bid or proposal.
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 contract termination or imposition of liquidated damages equal to the greater of: (1) the final bid on the contract; or (2) the price paid to the contractor or subcontractor for work performed.