senate Bill S6595

Amended

Relates to publishing advertisements for bids in the procurement opportunities newsletter

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6595A
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1560
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8661A

Summary

Relates to publishing advertisements for bids in the procurement opportunities newsletter.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8661
Versions:
S6595
S6595A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง103, Gen Muni L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6595

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring bids to be published on a designated state website

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase the efficiency of the
public bidding process and lower costs for schools and local
governments by expanding the number of bidders on contracts that
require a bidding process.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Sections 1 and 2 amend subdivision 2 of Section 103 of the General
Municipal Law to require political subdivisions to post bids for goods
and services on a state website designated by the Office of the State
Comptroller in addition to publishing in official newspapers.

Section 3 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: School districts and other local governments must
competitively bid all purchase contracts of $20,000 or more and all
public works contracts of $35,000 or more. In order to help reduce
costs for schools and local governments and expand the number of
bidders on such contracts, a state designated website would be
established where all advertisements for bids would be posted.

A website accessible to contractors and vendors from around the state,
in addition to notifications published in official local newspapers,
would draw more competition and responses to bids thereby lowering
costs for school districts, local governments, and their taxpayers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATION: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, with
provisions.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6595

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to requiring bids
  to be published on a designated state website

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision 2 of section 103 of the general municipal law,
as amended by section 4 of chapter 608 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  2.  Advertisement  for bids and offers shall be published ON A WEBSITE
DESIGNATED BY THE OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND  in  the  official
newspaper  or newspapers, if any, or otherwise in a newspaper or newspa-
pers designated for such purpose. Such  advertisement  shall  contain  a
statement of the time when and place where all bids received pursuant to
such  notice  will be publicly opened and read and where the identity of
all offerers will be publicly disclosed,  and  the  designation  of  the
receiving device if the political subdivision or district has authorized
the  receipt  of  bids and offers in an electronic format. Such board or
agency may by resolution designate any officer or employee to  open  the
bids  and  offers  at  the  time and place specified in the notice. Such
designee shall make a record of such bids and offers in  such  form  and
detail  as  the  board or agency shall prescribe and present the same at
the next regular or special meeting of such board or  agency.  All  bids
received  shall  be  publicly  opened  and read at the time and place so
specified and the identity of all offerers shall be  publicly  disclosed
at  the  time  and  place  so specified. At least five days shall elapse
between the first publication of such  advertisement  and  the  date  so
specified for the opening and reading of bids and offers.
  S  2.  Subdivision  2  of section 103 of the general municipal law, as
amended by section 5 of chapter 608 of the laws of 2011, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  2.  Advertisement  for bids and offers shall be published ON A WEBSITE
DESIGNATED BY THE OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND  in  the  official
newspaper  or newspapers, if any, or otherwise in a newspaper or newspa-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13400-01-3

S. 6595                             2

pers designated for such purpose. Such  advertisement  shall  contain  a
statement of the time when and place where all bids received pursuant to
such  notice  will be publicly opened and read and where the identity of
all  offerers  will  be  publicly disclosed. Such board or agency may by
resolution designate any officer or employee to open the bids and offers
at the time and place specified in the notice. Such designee shall  make
a record of such bids and offers in such form and detail as the board or
agency  shall  prescribe  and  present  the  same at the next regular or
special meeting of such board or agency.  All  bids  received  shall  be
publicly  opened  and  read  at  the time and place so specified and the
identity of all offerers shall be publicly disclosed  at  the  time  and
place  so  specified.  At least five days shall elapse between the first
publication of such advertisement and the  date  so  specified  for  the
opening and reading of bids and offers.
  S  3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend-
ments to subdivision 2 of section 103 of the general municipal law  made
by section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and rever-
sion  of  such  subdivision pursuant to subdivision (a) of section 41 of
part X of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, as  amended,  when  upon  such
date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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