Federal Contracting and Subcontracting with Small Businesses: Issues in the 112th Congress

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Congress has generally broad authority to impose requirements upon the federal procurement process, or the process whereby agencies obtain goods and services from the private sector. One of the many ways in which Congress has exercised this authority is by enacting measures intended to promote contracting and subcontracting with "small businesses" by federal agencies. This report describes and analyzes measures that Members of the 112th Congress have enacted or proposed in response to particular issues pertaining to small business contracting and subcontracting.

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Creation Date: March 7, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Manuel, Kate M.

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Lunder, Erika K.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 7, 2012
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Congress has generally broad authority to impose requirements upon the federal procurement process, or the process whereby agencies obtain goods and services from the private sector. One of the many ways in which Congress has exercised this authority is by enacting measures intended to promote contracting and subcontracting with "small businesses" by federal agencies. This report describes and analyzes measures that Members of the 112th Congress have enacted or proposed in response to particular issues pertaining to small business contracting and subcontracting.

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37 pages.

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