110-H.AMDT.163 to 110-H.R.1873

Amendment ensures that more large contracts will be reviewed as to their appropriateness to be bundled and potentially broken into smaller pieces more suitable for small business.

H.AMDT.163(A001)
Amends: H.R.1873
Sponsor: Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7](offered 5/9/2007)

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION:
Amendment ensures that more large contracts will be reviewed as to their appropriateness to be bundled and potentially broken into smaller pieces more suitable for small business.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 110-137 to close a loophole in the current bill that allows agencies to avoid doing small business impact studies by designating contracts as "transformed". It also lowers the new dollar threshold to ensure a greater portion of contracts are reviewed for their impact on small business as well as taxpayer savings.

STATUS:

    5/9/2007 7:16pm:
    Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Sestak. (consideration: CR H4727-4728; text: CR H4727)
    5/9/2007 7:17pm:
    Sestak amendment (A001) modified by unanimous consent. (text as modified: CR H4727)
    5/10/2007 11:16am:
    On agreeing to the Sestak amendment (A001) as modified Agreed to by recorded vote: 423 - 0 (Roll no. 319). (consideration: CR H4767-4768; text as modified: CR H4767)

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