Citations Affected: IC 5-22.
Synopsis: Electronic procurement. Permits the purchasing agency of
a municipality, county, or school corporation to purchase supplies
through the Internet or by means of a reverse auction. Requires the
purchasing agency to adopt written policies governing Internet
purchasing and reverse auctions.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Economic Development
January 22, 2004, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 3, 2004, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
February 4, 2004, read third time, passed. Yeas 49, nays 0.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
and local administration.
SECTION 1. IC 5-22-2-13.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 13.5. "Internet" means the international
computer network of both federal and nonfederal interoperable
packet switched data networks, including the graphical
subnetwork called the world wide web.
SECTION 2. IC 5-22-2-13.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 13.7. "Internet purchasing site" means an open and interactive electronic environment that is designed to facilitate the purchase of supplies by means of the Internet.
SECTION 3. IC 5-22-2-28.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 28.5. "Reverse auction" means a method of purchasing in which offerors submit offers in an open and interactive environment through the Internet.
SECTION 4. IC 5-22-7-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.31-2002,
SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 5. (a) The purchasing agency shall give notice
of the invitation for bids in the manner required by IC 5-3-1.
(b) The purchasing agency for a state agency shall also provide electronic access to the notice through the electronic gateway administered by the intelenet commission.
(c) The purchasing agency for a political subdivision may also provide electronic access to the notice through:
(1) the electronic gateway administered by the intelenet commission as determined by the commission; or
(2) any other electronic means available to the political subdivision.
SECTION 5. IC 5-22-10-21 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 21. (a) This section applies to:
(2) counties; and
(3) school corporations.
(b) A purchasing agency may purchase supplies:
(1) through the Internet; or
(2) by means of a reverse auction;
in accordance with written policies for the operation of the purchasing agency's Internet purchasing site.
(c) The purchasing agency must adopt written policies for the operation of the purchasing agency's Internet purchasing site, including policies for:
(B) solicitations; and
(2) receiving offers;
(3) making payments;
(A) the identity of an offeror; and
(B) the amount of an offer until the time fixed for the opening of offers;
(5) for a reverse auction, providing for the display of the amount of each offer previously submitted for public viewing;
(6) establishing the deadline by which offers must be received and will be considered to be open and available for public inspection; and
(7) establishing the procedure for the opening of offers.
(d) IC 5-22-16-6(a)(2) does not apply to a reverse auction.
SECTION 6. An emergency is declared for this act.