Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/127

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PUBLIC LAW 102-366—SEPT. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 1007 the Committees on Small Business of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The report shall contain the results of the study required by subsection (a), together with reconmiendations for legislative and regulatory changes to maintain small business participation in the Federal procurement process, as the Administrator deems appropriate. (f) DEFINITION.— For purposes of this section, the term "contracting bundling^ or "bundling of contract requirements'* refers to the practice of consolidating into a single large contract sohcitation multiple procurement requirements that were previously solicited and awarded as separate smaller contracts, generally resulting in a contract opportunity unsuitable for award to a small business concern due to the diversity and size of the elements of performance specified and the aggregate dollar value of the anticipated award. Subtitle D—Resolution Regarding Small Business Access to Capital SEC. 331. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. (a) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds that^- (1) small business concerns remain a thriving and vital part of the economy, accounting for the majority of new jobs, new products, and new services created in the United States; (2) adequate access to either debt or equity capital is a critical component of smedl business formation, expansion, and success; (3) small business concerns, which represent higher degrees of risk in financial markets than do large businesses, are experiencing increased difficulties in obtaining credit; (4) minority-owned business enterprises have found extraordinary difficulties in obtaining credit; and (5) demand for credit under the lo£m guareintee program contained in section 7(a) of the Small Business Act is insufficient to meet current demands. (b) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. —It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) financial institutions should expand their efforts to provide credit to small business concerns, with special emphasis on minority-owned small business concerns; (2) legislation and regulations considered by the Congress should be carefully examined to ensure that small business concerns are not negatively impacted; and (3) legislation and regulations that enhance the viability of small business concerns, including changes in tax and health care policy, should be given a priority for passage by the Congress. TITLE IV—SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT ACT AMENDMENTS SECTION 401. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Small Business Equity Enhancement Act of 1992". Small Business Equity Enhancement Act of 1992. Securities. 15 USC 661 note.