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Short Titles as Introduced

Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Small Business Act to clarify the responsibilities of commercial market representatives, and for other purposes.

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03/17/2017Introduced in House

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03/17/2017Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 03/17/2017
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]* 03/17/2017

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House Small Business03/17/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/17/2017)

Commercial Market Representatives Clarification Act

This bill amends the Small Business Act to specify the principal duties of Commercial Market Representatives, government contracting staff stationed at area Small Business Administration (SBA) offices and reporting to specified senior SBA officers.

Such duties shall include:

  • helping prime federal government contractors to find small business concerns capable of performing subcontracts;
  • counseling such contractors on their responsibility to maximize subcontracting opportunities for small business concerns;
  • instructing such contractors on methods and tools to identify potential subcontractors that are small business concerns;
  • assisting such constractors to increase awards to small business subcontractors through visits, training, and reviews of past performance;
  • giving counseling on how a small business concern may promote its capacity to such contractors; and
  • conducting periodic reviews of such contractors to assess compliance with required subcontracting plans regarding small business subcontractors.