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Economic OpportunityCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedJune 13th, 2013
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Preference for Local Veteran Contractors Act
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to give preference to local contractors, and for other purposes.
Preference for Local Veteran Contractors Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to give a preference to a local (within a 60-mile radius) contractor in the award of a contract for: (1) the construction or maintenance of a VA facility, or (2) services provided to a particular VA facility or campus. Requires the Secretary, upon awarding such a contract to a non-local contractor, to publish a public explanation of why a local contractor was not awarded the contract. Includes veterans who are local contractors within a required VA priority for awarding contracts to small businesses.