Summary of Amendments Submitted to H.R. 1873 - Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for

H.R. 1873 - Small Business Fairness in Contracting Act

Listed in Alphabetical Order

May 07, 2007 4:33 PM

Bean (IL)/Chabot (OH)

#8

The amendment would raise the government-wide small business procurement goal from 25 percent to 30 percent.

 

Chabot (OH)  

#5

The amendment would strike section 211 relating to limiting the value of sole source contracts awarded to certain entities. 

 

Chabot (OH)

 

 

 

#14

(WITHDRAWN)  The amendment authorizes the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget to decide bundling matters.  Where the SBA Administrator and the contracting agency fail to agree on mitigation strategies for a particular bundled contract, the Administrator of OFPP will have ten days to issue his decision. (Identical to Cuellar #15)

 

Cuellar (TX)/Chabot (OH)

 

#15

The amendment authorizes the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget to decide bundling matters.  Where the SBA Administrator and the contracting agency fail to agree on mitigation strategies for a particular bundled contract, the Administrator of OFPP will have ten days to issue his decision.

 

Jackson-Lee (TX)

 

#12

Whenever the SBA and the contracting procurement agency fail to agree and the Administrator decides to take action to further the interests of a small business concern, this amendment requires the SBA to make available on their website any action taken and result achieved by the Administrator.

 

Jackson-Lee (TX)

 

 

 

#13

The amendment requires that, when the SBA and the contracting procurement agency fail to agree and the Administrator submits the matter to the head of the agency for a determination, a copy of the written response to the Administrator be sent to the Committee of the House and Senate that has jurisdiction over the agency concerned, in addition to the Committees on Small Business and Oversight & Government Reform.

 

Price, Tom (GA)

#6

The amendment requires that spending in this legislation be offset by reductions in spending elsewhere.

 

Reyes (TX)  

#11

The amendment would aid small businesses that have been included in the Small Business Subcontracting Plans of prime contractors that obtain federal contracts.

 

Sessions (TX)

#4

The amendment would strike section 303 relating to recertification of size standards.

 

Sestak (PA)/Chabot (OH)

 

#9

The amendment closes a loophole in the current bill that allows agencies to avoid doing small business impact studies by designating contracts as "transformed".  It also lowers the new dollar threshold established to $1.5 million to ensure a greater portion of contracts are reviewed for their impact on small business as well as taxpayer savings. 

 

Shuler (NC)/Chabot (OH)

#10

The amendment extends small business contracting goals to overseas contracts.

 

Welch (VT)  

#7

The amendment sets a 5% procurement goal for the Federal government to contract with "green" small businesses.

 

Wynn (MD)

 

#1

The amendment requires that a prompt payment policy applicable to subcontractors under federal contracts be incorporated into each such federal contracts and that such prompt payment information be provided to contractors and subcontractors.

 

Wynn (MD)  

#2

The amendment sets forth financial penalties for federal prime contractors who fail to use or utilize sub-contractors whose capabilities were used in their bid to acquire the federal contract.

 

Wynn (MD)

  

#3

The amendment commissions the Small Business Administration to complete a study on the feasibility and desirability of providing financial incentives to federal prime contractors who meet the goals set forth in their subcontracting plan of utilizing small business concerns owned by economically or socially disadvantaged individuals.