Senate Bill 583
117th Congress(2021-2022)
PRICE Act of 2021
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Passed Senate on Jul 29, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 3, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 30, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
583
Congress
117
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Michigan
Delaware
Passed
July 29, 2021
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5190-5192; text: CR S5191-5192)
Summary

Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions Act of 2021 or the PRICE Act of 2021

This bill directs the Management Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to publish an annual report on a DHS website on projects that have used innovative procurement techniques within DHS to accomplish specified goals.

Such goals are

  • improving or encouraging better competition,
  • reducing time to award,
  • achieving cost savings,
  • achieving better mission outcomes, or
  • meeting the goals for contracts awarded to small business concerns.

The Management Directorate shall (1) develop and disseminate guidance and offer training for specified personnel concerning when and how to use such techniques, and (2) share best practices across DHS and make available to other federal agencies information to improve procurement methods and training.

The Office for Federal Procurement Policy shall convene a Chief Acquisition Officers Council to examine best practices for acquisition innovation in contracting in the federal government.

Text (3)
July 29, 2021
June 21, 2021
Actions (10)
07/30/2021
Held at the desk.
07/30/2021
Received in the House.
07/30/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
07/29/2021
Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5190-5192; text: CR S5191-5192)
07/29/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5190-5192; text: CR S5191-5192)
06/21/2021
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 80.
06/21/2021
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Peters with amendments. With written report No. 117-26.
03/17/2021
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
03/03/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
03/03/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 4, 2021 5:42:12 AM
Record Updated
Aug 26, 2021 4:23:19 AM