A bipartisan Congressional caucus to improve the delivery of construction services is being proposed by Rep. Scott Peters (CA–52) and Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-8). The formal launch date is Thursday, April 22nd for newly-formed, Construction Procurement Caucus (CPC). The congressmen have stated that CPC will serve as a forum for members of Congress to “discuss ways to improve efficiency in the federal government procurement process with the goal of promoting commonsense design and construction services and procurement reforms to benefit the government, taxpayers, and businesses of all sizes.”
The CPC announcement comes at a time when the President and Congress are in the beginning stages of negotiating an infrastructure bill that may be as large as $2.25-2.6 trillion dollars. The CPC lists the goals of the new caucus to: 1) simplify the federal construction services procurement process; 2) promote a competitive marketplace for federal construction services contract awards for all size businesses; 3) support greater opportunities for all size businesses in the federal marketplace; and 4) elevate procurement-related legislative opportunities.
The virtual kickoff event is open to the public and will take place on April 22 at 12:00 PM, Eastern. RSVP here to attend.