HOUSE BILL No. 1218
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 5-16-2-4.
Synopsis: Review of bid selection.
Requires a state agency, if it
awards a contract for a public work or improvement to a person other
than the lowest bidder, to meet upon request with the lowest bidder and
to discuss the lowest bidder's bid with the lowest bidder. Requires each
state agency to develop a policy concerning such meetings.
Effective: July 1, 2010.
January 11, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1218
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
and local administration.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 5-16-2-4; (10)IN1218.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 5-16-2-4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2010]: Sec. 4. (a) As used in this section, "state agency" has the
meaning set forth in IC 4-13.5-1-1(10).
(b) If a state agency awards a contract for a public work or
improvement to a person submitting a bid other than the lowest
bid, the person submitting the lowest bid may, within seven (7)
days after the announcement of the awarding of the contract,
request a meeting with the state agency.
(c) Within seven (7) days after receiving a request for a meeting
under subsection (b), the state agency shall meet with the person
who submitted the lowest bid to give that person the opportunity
to discuss that person's bid. The state agency shall provide to that
person, in writing, the agency's reasons for accepting a bid that
was higher than that person's bid.
(d) Each state agency must develop a policy (as defined in
IC 5-22-2-21) for meetings under this section with the lowest
bidder on a contract for a public work or improvement. The
procedures established by a policy developed under this subsection
are not administrative hearing procedures subject to IC 4-21.5.