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Reported to House without amendment (12/11/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2013 - Amends the Small Business Act to prohibit reverse auction methods (bidding from high to low) from being used in the case of any contract for the procurement of design and construction services if the contract is suitable for award to a small business, or if the award is made under Small Business Administration (SBA) requirements concerning the federal award of procurement contracts or subcontracts to:

  • small businesses;
  • HUBZone (historically underutilized business zone) small businesses; and
  • small businesses owned and controlled by veterans, disabled veterans, socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, or women.