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HB 253: Small Business Participation in State Contracting


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

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/13/2015 House • Filed
1/22/2015 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 25
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 25
4/28/2015 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee