S 1110

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1110

To amend the Small Business Act to permit agencies to count certain contracts toward contracting goals.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 26, 2011

Mr. ENZI (for himself and Mr. CASEY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship


A BILL

To amend the Small Business Act to permit agencies to count certain contracts toward contracting goals.

    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 Fairness Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. TEAMING ARRANGEMENTS AND AGENCY CONTRACTING GOALS.

    Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      `(3) TEAMING ARRANGEMENTS AND AGENCY CONTRACTING GOALS-

        `(A) DEFINITIONS- In this paragraph--

          `(i) the term `covered small business concern' means--

            `(I) a small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans;

            `(II) a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as defined in section 8(d)(3)(C);

            `(III) a small business concern owned and controlled by women, as defined in section 8(d)(3)(D); or

            `(IV) a qualified HUBZone small business concern; and

          `(ii) the term `teaming arrangement entity' means a prime contractor under a contractor team arrangement, as defined in section 9.601 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as in effect on October 1, 2009.

        `(B) CONTRACTING GOALS- If a covered small business concern performs the obligations of a teaming arrangement entity under a contract between the teaming arrangement entity and a Federal agency, the head of the Federal agency may deem the contract to be a contract awarded to the covered small business concern for purposes of determining whether the Federal agency has met the goals established by the head of the Federal agency under paragraph (2).'.

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