There is one summary for S.1489. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (07/21/2009)

Small Business Contracting Programs Parity Act of 2009 - Amends the Small Business Act with respect to the HUBZone (historically underutilized business zone) program to authorize (current law requires) a contracting opportunity to be awarded under the program on the basis of competition restricted to qualified HUBZone small businesses if the contracting officer expects that not less than two qualified HUBZone small businesses will submit offers and that the award can be made at a fair market price.

Includes within HUBZone federal procurement small business contract participation goals small business subcontracting participation goals.

Authorizes the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish mentor-protege programs for small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans and women, and HUBZone small businesses, modeled on the SBA mentor-protege program for small businesses participating in the 8(a) general small business development program.