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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S293
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S293 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S293 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation provides a preference to New York State contractors over non-resident contractors if the resident contractor submits a bid within 2% of the lowest responsible bid submitted by a non-resident contractor. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: This legislation amends subdivision 1 of section 103 of the general municipal law as amended by section 1 of chapter 2 of the laws of 2012. JUSTIFICATION: During difficult financial times, the construction industry in New York state has suffered tremendously. This proposal would give a preference to a responsible bidder· who is a New York State domiciliary if his/her bid is within 2% of the lowest responsible bidder. This preference, although it permits
S293 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 293 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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