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HB 985: Small Business Participation in State Contracting


Small Business Participation in State Contracting; Directs that agencies avoid contract bundling under certain circumstances; requires agencies to conduct market research & include written summaries & analyses of such research in solicitations for bundled contracts; requires agencies to award a specified percentage of contracts to small businesses; requires contract vendors to use small businesses in the state as subcontractors or subvendors; provides requirements with respect to payment of subcontractors; prohibits agencies, general contractors, or prime contractors from requiring certain bonds or other sureties for certain contracts; requires the rules ombudsman in the EOG to establish a system for reporting small business participation in state contracting; requiring agencies to cooperate with such reporting; requires specified annual reports.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/22/2013 House • Filed
3/4/2013 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 99
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 99
5/3/2013 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee