Text: H.R.3638 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/09/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3638


To revise postaward explanations for unsuccessful offerors for certain contracts in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 9, 2019

Ms. Houlahan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To revise postaward explanations for unsuccessful offerors for certain contracts in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Small Business Acquisition Transparency Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Postaward explanations for unsuccessful offerors for certain contracts.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to require that with respect to an offer for a task order or delivery order in an amount greater than the simplified acquisition threshold (as defined in section 134 of title 41, United States Code) and less than or equal to $5,500,000 issued under an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract, the contracting officer for such contract shall, upon written request from an unsuccessful offeror, provide a brief explanation as to why such offeror was unsuccessful that includes a summary of the rationale for the award and an evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the offeror's offer.