senate Bill S293

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for preference for certain N.Y. state domiciliaries in the awarding of contracts for public work

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Jan 09, 2013 referred to local government

S293 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L; amd §135, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1788, A3285
2009-2010: S1549, A1301

S293 - Summary

Provides that for public works contracts involving an expenditure of $20,000 or more and purchase contracts for $10,000 or more a responsible bidder who is a New York state resident, firm or corporation and who is within two percent of the bid of the lowest responsible bidder may be awarded the contract; provides that where two or more qualify according to such provisions, the contract is to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder.

S293 - Sponsor Memo

S293 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 and the state finance law,  in
  relation  to  granting  preferences to New York state domiciliaries in
  the awarding of contracts for public work


  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 103 of the general municipal law,
as amended by section 1 of chapter 2 of the laws of 2012, is amended  to
read as follows:
  1. Except as otherwise expressly provided by an act of the legislature
or  by  a  local  law adopted prior to September first, nineteen hundred
fifty-three, all contracts for public work involving an  expenditure  of
more  than  thirty-five  thousand  dollars  and  all  purchase contracts
involving an expenditure of more than twenty thousand dollars, shall  be
awarded  by  the  appropriate  officer,  board  or agency of a political
subdivision or of any district therein including but not  limited  to  a
soil  conservation  district to the lowest responsible bidder furnishing
the required security after advertisement for sealed bids in the  manner
provided  by  this  section,  provided, however, that purchase contracts
(including contracts  for  service  work,  but  excluding  any  purchase
contracts necessary for the completion of a public works contract pursu-
ant  to  article  eight of the labor law) may be awarded on the basis of
best value, as defined in section one hundred sixty-three of  the  state
finance  law,  to  a responsive and responsible bidder or offerer in the
manner provided by this section except that in a  political  subdivision
other  than  a city with a population of one million inhabitants or more
or any district, board or agency with jurisdiction  exclusively  therein
the  use  of  best  value  for  awarding a purchase contract or purchase
contracts must be authorized by local law or, in the case of a  district

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


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