|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to infrastructure and capital investment|
|Feb 01, 2013||committee discharged and committed to infrastructure and capital investment|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1798
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S1798 - Details
S1798 - Summary
Relates to requirements for selecting the lowest responsible bidder for certain public works contracts; requires the submission of a questionnaire to the contracting agency and the comptroller.
S1798 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1798 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law and the general municipal law, in relation to requirements for selecting the lowest responsible bidder for certain public works contracts PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Section 1 adds a new section 135-b to the state finance law to establish responsibility standards for bidders of state public work contracts. * Subdivision 1 defines a lowest responsible bidder to mean a bidder who submits the lowest bid and is not disqualified because its contractors or subcontractors failed to meet certain responsibility standards. * Subdivision 2 requires each contractor and subcontractor for a contract over $100,000 to electronically submit a responsibility questionnaire to the contracting entity and State Comptroller who must maintain the information for review by contracting officials prior to awarding a contract. * Subdivision 3 requires the questionnaire to identify the contractor's or subcontractor's principals, owners, officers and shareholders with 50 or more of the firm's stock, parent company and
S1798 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1798 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ESPAILLAT, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the general municipal law, in relation to requirements for selecting the lowest responsible bidder for certain public works contracts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 135-b to read as follows: S 135-B. LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. 1. DEFINITION. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER" SHALL MEAN THE PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION, CONTRACTOR OR SUBCONTRACTOR OR OTHER ENTITY SUBMITTING A BID FOR A PUBLIC WORK CONTRACT FOR THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, RECON- STRUCTION OR ALTERATION OF BUILDINGS WHO: A. SUBMITS THE LOWEST BID; AND B. IS NOT DISQUALIFIED ON ANY OF THE GROUNDS LISTED UNDER SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION. 2. USE OF QUESTIONNAIRE TO DETERMINE RESPONSIBILITY OF CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS. A. NO PUBLIC WORK CONTRACT IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS MAY BE AWARDED BY AN AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION, OFFICE OR OTHER ENTITY OF THE STATE, TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER UNLESS EACH CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR FOR THE CONTRACT SUBMITS, AND THE CONTRACTING ENTITY REVIEWS, A QUESTIONNAIRE DEMONSTRATING ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PERFORM THE CONTRACT. B. QUESTIONNAIRES MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO THE CONTRACTING ENTITY AND TO THE COMPTROLLER WHO SHALL MAINTAIN THE INFORMATION IN AN ELECTRONIC DATABASE FOR REVIEW BY ANY STATE OR LOCAL CONTRACTING ENTITY THAT AWARDS PUBLIC WORK CONTRACTS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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