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House Passes Kelly's Maximizing Small Business Competition Act

Washington, April 19, 2016 | Eliza Swisher (202-225-4306)
House Passes Kelly's Maximizing Small Business Competition Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Trent Kelly (MS-01), member of the House Small Business Committee, issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4332, the Maximizing Small Business Competition Act:

"The goal of this legislation is to level the playing field and ensure small businesses have the tools they need to navigate and compete in the federal marketplace," said Rep. Kelly. "With this legislation, we are making sure that opportunities exist for all small businesses."

  • Clarifies the role of procurement center representatives (PCRs) with respect to reviewing solicitations for a contract.
  • The current Administration issued regulations that keep PCRs from reviewing some classes of contracts, which has led to hundreds of small businesses losing the opportunity to compete.
  • This bill ensures that contracts across the government are structured in a way that maximizes opportunities for small businesses. 

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