H.R.190 - Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] (Introduced 01/03/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Small Business | Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/17/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.190 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (01/16/2019)
Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019
This bill eliminates the inclusion of option years in the award price for certain sole source contracts (i.e., contracts awarded without a competitive process). Under current law, option years in the award price for such contracts limit their dollar award threshold.
Specifically, the bill revises requirements for the award of these contracts to (1) qualified Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses, (2) small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, (3) economically disadvantaged small businesses owned and controlled by women, and (4) small businesses owned and controlled by women in substantially underrepresented industries.
The Government Accountability Office must evaluate the policies and practices used by the Small Business Administration and other federal agencies to ensure that contracting officers are properly classifying sole source contracts under procurement programs for businesses owned by women and disabled veterans in the Federal Procurement Data System.