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March 15, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 216 proposed by Senator Landrieu for Senator Casey.
March 16, 2011, 1:25 pm ET - On the Amendment S.Amdt. 216 to S. 493 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011)

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SA 216. Mr. CASEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of title III, add the following:
SEC. 3__. SUBCONTRACTOR NOTIFICATIONS.
Section 8(d) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
"(13) Notification Requirement.--
"(A) IN GENERAL.--An offeror with respect to a contract let by a Federal agency that is to be awarded pursuant to the negotiated method of procurement that intends to identify a small business concern as a potential subcontractor in the offer relating to the contract shall--
"(i) notify the small business concern that the offeror intends to identify the small business concern as a potential subcontractor in the offer; and
"(14) Reporting by Subcontractors.--The Administrator shall establish a reporting mechanism that allows a subcontractor to report fraudulent activity by a contractor with respect to a subcontracting plan submitted to a procurement authority under paragraph (4)(B).".


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 15, 2011.)