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Senate Bill 0520

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB520 (Updated February 24, 2009 6:23 pm - DI 84)

Specifications in public work projects. Requires specifications for public works projects to be written to encourage free, open, and competitive bidding and refrain from calling for unique or proprietary materials. Provides that a person who prepares, participated in the preparation of, or conferred any property on another person who prepared or participated in the preparation of the specifications of a public work project may not be awarded a contract for the public work project. Requires that plans and specifications for a public work project with a cost of more than $100,000 must be approved by a registered architect or engineer. Provides that if the attendance of a bidder at a prebid meeting or conference is a condition to the acceptance of a bid from that bidder, that requirement must be published in the same fashion and for the same period as the board must advertise the date of receiving bids. Requires the noncollusion affidavit submitted with a public work bid must be affirmed under the penalties for perjury and that the affidavit must affirm that the bidder did not violate the requirements for public work specifications. Provides that a person who has certain responsibilities relating to the award of a public work contract who solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any property from another person in return for an agreement to: (1) purchase or recommend the purchase of the other person's supplies, materials, or services with respect to a public work project; (2) incorporate or recommend incorporation of the other person's supplies, materials, or services into specifications for a public work project; (3) award or recommend the award of a public work contract to that other person; or (4) recommend, promote, or endorse that person's supplies,
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     In Committee - 2nd House
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