What will be different?

  • The procurement process for goods and services will be outlined in a single chapter of law. A common approach will be used for goods and services.
  • Agency employees who develop, manage or execute contracts will receive training and/or certification to ensure consistent practices are followed for all types of procurement.
  • Agencies will have to submit sole-source contracts to Enterprise Services for review and approval, but will no longer submit personal-service contracts that are competitively solicited for review.
  • Contractors and agencies will be allowed to submit bid documents and signatures electronically for ease of transaction.
  • Agencies will notify bidders and identify awarded contractors in a central system.
  • Agencies will post information about awarded contracts with Enterprise Services so the public can see basic information about all awarded contracts on a single site.
  • Enterprise Services will be able to debar contractors for cause.

What will be the same?

  • The bill keeps the same exemptions for the Legislature, higher education, public hospitals, client services and the data center as in current law.
  • Enterprise Services will establish rules and guidelines for procurement of goods and services.
  • Agencies can continue to make emergency purchases, direct buy purchases and negotiate contracts when appropriate.