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House Bill 1589


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House Bill 1589

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1589 (Updated April 17, 2013 2:56 pm - DI 84)

Ports of Indiana procurement and public works. Increases the threshold at which the ports of Indiana (ports) is required to publicly bid construction projects or purchases of equipment, materials, and supplies from $25,000 to $150,000. Provides that a contract for construction or for the purchase of materials or supplies, may proceed immediately after the ports of Indiana approves the contract. Provides the grounds by which an emergency may be declared by the governing body of the ports and requires the reason for the declaration of emergency to be recorded in the governing body's minutes. Provides that if an emergency is declared, the ports may: (1) contract for a construction project or the purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies, without advertising for bids, if bids or quotes are invited from at least three persons; (2) reject all bids or quotes submitted; and (3) contract with the lowest and best bidder or quoter for the construction project or purchase. Requires the ports of Indiana to list in the minutes of the next commission meeting the names of all the entities invited to bid on emergency contracts. Limits the total amount of contracts that may be awarded for a single emergency to $1,000,000, unless an executive order is issued by the governor authorizing a higher limit.
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