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Passed House without amendment (04/19/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Service Provider Opportunity Clarification Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue regulations providing examples of activities that would be considered a failure to make a good faith effort to comply with the requirements imposed on any entity (other than a small business) awarded a prime contract exceeding $500,000 (or exceeding $1 million if for construction of a public facility) that contains an SBA clause that:

  • notifies potential offering companies of SBA requirements relating to contracts awarded pursuant to the negotiated method of procurement; or
  • requires any bidder selected for a contract reward to submit to the appropriate federal agency a subcontracting plan which incorporates specified SBA information.