S.2608 - Small Business Partners in Reconstruction Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: S.2608 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in Senate (04/07/2006)
Small Business Partners in Reconstruction Act of 2006 - Amends the Small Business Act to define "Guidelines" as the guidelines entitled "Emergency Procurement Flexibilities" for responsive contracting and the use of simplified acquisition procedures, as issued by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy on May 30, 2003.
Directs the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy to: (1) ensure that the Guidelines continue to encourage the federal government to utilize small business procurement flexibilities in times of disaster, contingency, and other emergency; and (2) periodically revise, update, modify, and publish such Guidelines.
Provides for or requires: (1) reciprocity with respect to contracting certifications for small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; (2) an update of the Federal Procurement Data System with respect to small business participation in Hurricane Katrina or Rita-related contracting; (3) disaster contracting outreach programs for small businesses; (4) small business performance bonding thresholds; (5) small business participation in disaster-related federal contracts and subcontracts and disaster-related multiple-award contracts; and (6) disaster contracting priorities for local small businesses.