H.R.6004 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to give preference to local contractors, and for other purposes.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 06/21/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/06/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6004 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/21/2012)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to give a preference to a local (within a 60-mile radius) contractor in the award of a contract for: (1) the construction or maintenance of a VA facility, or (2) services provided to a particular VA facility or campus. Requires the Secretary, upon awarding such a contract to a non-local contractor, to publish a public explanation of why a local contractor was not awarded the contract.
Includes veterans who are local contractors within a required VA priority for awarding contracts to small businesses.