senate Bill S6595A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to publishing advertisements for bids in the procurement opportunities newsletter

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Sep 23, 2014 signed chap.367
Sep 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1560
substituted for s6595a
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a8661a
ordered to third reading cal.1560
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 05, 2014 print number 6595a
amend (t) and recommit to local government
Feb 11, 2014 referred to local government

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S6595 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8661A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L

S6595 - Bill Texts

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

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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.

S6595A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8661A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §103, Gen Muni L

S6595A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S6595A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to publishing advertisements for bids in the procurement opportunities
newsletter

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 allow political subdivisions to post bids for goods
and services on the procurement opportunities newsletter 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, this legislation would allow political
subdivisions to publish advertisements for bids in the procurements
opportunity newsletter in addition to local newspapers.

The procurement opportunities newsletter is accessible to contractors
and vendors from around the state, and in addition to notifications
that are already required to be 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--A

                            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  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law,  in  relation  to  publishing
  advertisements for bids in the procurement opportunities newsletter

  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 in  the  offi-
cial  newspaper  or  newspapers,  if any, or otherwise in a newspaper or
newspapers designated for such purpose  AND  MAY  BE  PUBLISHED  IN  THE
PROCUREMENT  OPPORTUNITIES  NEWSLETTER PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOUR-C OF THE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.  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 receiv-
ing 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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13400-08-4

S. 6595--A                          2

  2.  Advertisement  for bids and offers shall be published in the offi-
cial newspaper or newspapers, if any, or otherwise  in  a  newspaper  or
newspapers  designated  for  such  purpose  AND  MAY BE PUBLISHED IN THE
PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOUR-C  OF  THE
ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT LAW.  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  resol-
ution  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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