H.R.2452: Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Nydia M. Velázquez, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 22 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 20, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 11, 2014
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Bill Summary

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Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013 - Amends the Small Business Act with respect to the procurement program for women-owned small businesses (providing a federal procurement contracting preference to such businesses) to condition a government contracting officer's authority to restrict competition for any such federal contract upon the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) certifying each of the businesses as a small business concern owned and controlled by women. (Currently, the small business concerns themselves certify to the contracting officer that they are such a business according to SBA standards.)

Allows a contracting officer to award a sole source contract to any economically disadvantaged women-owned small business if: (1) the small business is determined to be responsible and the contracting officer does no...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 11, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 498.
Dec. 11, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Small Business. H. Rept. 113-661.
March 5, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
March 5, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 20, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.