To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
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 ``Improving Contracting Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES AND THE FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE.
Section 8127 of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by redesignating subsections (k) and (l) as subsections (l) and (m), respectively; and (2) by inserting after subsection (j) the following new subsection (k): ``(k) Applicability to Federal Supply Schedule.--For purposes of meeting the goals under subsection (a), the Secretary shall include the acquisition of goods and services through the use of a Federal supply schedule of the General Services Administration.''. <all>