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Short Titles as Reported to House

Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 41, United States Code, to improve the manner in which Federal contracts for construction and design services are awarded, and to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
07/14/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 114-691.
05/11/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
07/14/2016Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 535.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/14/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 114-691.
05/17/2016Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/17/2016Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/11/2016Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/11/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5] 05/17/2016
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 05/24/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Oversight and Government Reform05/11/2016 Referred to
05/17/2016 Markup by
07/14/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-691

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (07/14/2016)

Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2016

(Sec. 3) This bill modifies the design-build selection procedures used by federal agencies soliciting offers to enter into civilian contracts for the design and construction of a public building, facility, or work. Two-phase selection procedures (i.e., submission of qualifications and then the submission of price and technical proposals in response to a request for proposal) must be used when a contracting officer determines that a project has a value of $3 million or greater. But for contracts valued at less than $3 million, the contracting officer makes the same determination under current law as to whether the use of two-phase selection procedures is appropriate when the officer anticipates at least three offers for the contract.

Federal agencies must report, each year through FY2021, on each instance where the agency awarded a design-build contract in which: (1) more than five finalists were selected for phase-two requests for proposals, or (2) the contract or order was awarded without using two-phase selection procedures. The Government Accountability Office must report on agency compliance with design-build contract procedures.

(Sec. 4) The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council must amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to prohibit the use of reverse auctions as part of the two-phase selection procedure for awarding contracts for construction and design services. A "reverse auction," with respect to procurement by an agency, is: (1) a real-time auction conducted through an electronic medium among at least two offerors who compete by submitting bids for a supply or service contract with the ability to submit revised lower bids before the closing of the auction; and (2) the award of the contract, delivery order, task order, or purchase order to the offeror based on the price obtained through the auction process.