To assure equity in contracting between the Federal Government and small business concerns, 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 ``Assuring Contracting Equity Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. FEDERAL CONTRACTING GOALS.
(a) Increase in Certain Goals.--Section 15(g)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)(1)) is amended-- (1) in the second sentence, by striking ``not less than 23 percent'' and inserting ``not less than 25 percent''; and (2) by striking ``not less than 5 percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``not less than 10 percent''. (b) Limitation on Number of Categories for Which a Business May Qualify.--Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(3)(A) In this paragraph, the term `specified category' means small business concerns, small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, qualified HUBZone small business concerns, small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and small business concerns owned and controlled by women. ``(B) Except as provided subparagraph (C), a Federal agency may include a business concern in not more than 2 specified categories for purposes of determining whether the Federal agency has met the Government-wide goals under this subsection for the award of contracts to business concerns in specified categories. ``(C) A Federal agency may not include a small business concern...