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To amend the Small Business Act to provide for increased small business participation in multiple award contracts, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Mar 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to provide for increased small business participation in multiple award contracts, 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 Procurement Improvement Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. INCREASING SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN MULTIPLE AWARD CONTRACTS.

(a) In General.--Section 15(r) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(r)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``may, at their discretion'' and inserting the following: ``shall, to the maximum extent practicable, include small business concerns in multiple award contracts, as defined in section 3(v) of this Act, including''; (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``set'' and inserting ``setting''; (3) in paragraph (2)-- (A) by striking ``set'' and inserting ``setting''; and (B) by striking ``and'' at the end; (4) in paragraph (3)-- (A) by striking ``reserve'' and inserting ``reserving''; and (B) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and (5) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following: ``(4) making full use of the set-aside programs established in sections 8(a), 8(m), 31, and 36 of this Act and any other program under this Act that provides for set-asides of contracts for small businesses.''. (b) Agency Outreach.--Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(s) Agency Outreach Program.--The Administrator, in consultation with the Administrator of the Office of Federal...

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Bill Summary

To amend the Small Business Act to provide for increased small business participation in multiple award contracts, and for other purposes.

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