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Small Business Know-Before-You-Bid Construction Transparency Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Small Business Act to foster greater transparency in and establish standards relating to the administration of construction contracts, to provide prospective construction contractors with information about an agency's policies on the administration of change orders to allow such contractors to make informed business decisions regarding the pricing of bids or proposals, and for other purposes.

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05/04/2017Introduced in House

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05/04/2017Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/04/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Small Business05/04/2017 Referred to

As of 12/11/2018 no related bill information has been received for H.R.2350 - Small Business Know-Before-You-Bid Construction Transparency Act of 2017.

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Introduced in House (05/04/2017)

Small Business Know-Before-You-Bid Construction Transparency Act of 2017

This bill amends the Small Business Act to require the Small Business Administration to make available a secured electronic system through which each agency shall provide access to documents relating to each construction contract it awards to a small business concern, including:

  • any payment bond provided for the contract and any bond modification required by the agency; and
  • the date and amount of each payment made to the prime contractor, any amounts withheld, and a general explanation of why an amount was withheld.

The bill requires that such documents be made available in such system within 15 days after they are included in the contract file.

For solicitations for the award of a construction contract anticipated to be awarded to a small business concern, the agency shall provide a notice along with the solicitation about the agency's required policies or practices relating to the timely definitization of requests for an equitable adjustment.