senate Bill S6639A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes public authorities to negotiate with most qualified architectural and engineering professional firms before negotiating with other firms

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 09, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 6639a
May 14, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 13, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 12, 2014 1st report cal.607
Feb 21, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 12, 2014 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

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Committee Vote: May 12, 2014

aye wr (1)

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S6639 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7268A
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2879, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S414
2011-2012: A6814A, S1363A
2009-2010: A7056B, S3531B

S6639 - Summary

Authorizes public authorities and public benefit corporations to negotiate with professional firms providing architectural or engineering services in order from the most qualified to the least qualified with regard to the provision of services to the authority or corporation.

S6639 - Sponsor Memo

S6639 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6639

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  VALESKY  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law, in relation to requiring
  public authorities and public benefit corporations to  negotiate  with
  professional  firms providing architectural or engineering services in
  order from the most qualified to the least qualified  with  regard  to
  the provision of services to the authority or corporation

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  3  of
section 2879 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 383 of
the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv)  as used in this subparagraph, the term "professional firm" shall
be defined as any individual or sole proprietorship, partnership, corpo-
ration, association, or other legal entity permitted by law to  practice
the professions of architecture, engineering or surveying.
  IT  IS  THE POLICY OF NEW YORK STATE TO NEGOTIATE CONTRACTS FOR ARCHI-
TECTURAL AND/OR ENGINEERING SERVICES AND/OR SURVEYING  SERVICES  ON  THE
BASIS  OF  DEMONSTRATED  COMPETENCE  AND  QUALIFICATION  FOR THE TYPE OF
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REQUIRED AND AT FAIR AND REASONABLE FEES.
  IN  THE  PROCUREMENT  OF  ARCHITECTURAL,  ENGINEERING  AND   SURVEYING
SERVICES,  THE CORPORATION SHALL ENCOURAGE PROFESSIONAL FIRMS ENGAGED IN
THE LAWFUL PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL  STATEMENT  OF
QUALIFICATIONS  AND  PERFORMANCE DATA. THE CORPORATION FOR EACH PROPOSED
PROJECT SHALL EVALUATE CURRENT STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND PERFORM-
ANCE DATA ON FILE WITH THE CORPORATION.  IF DESIRED, THE CORPORATION MAY
CONDUCT DISCUSSIONS WITH THREE  OR  MORE  PROFESSIONAL  FIRMS  REGARDING
ANTICIPATED  DESIGN  CONCEPTS  AND  PROPOSED  METHODS OF APPROACH TO THE
ASSIGNMENT. THE CORPORATION SHALL SELECT, IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE,  BASED
UPON CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE CORPORATION, NO LESS THAN THREE PROFES-
SIONAL  FIRMS  DEEMED  TO  BE  THE  MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE THE
SERVICES REQUIRED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00703-01-3

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S6639A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7268A
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2879, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S414
2011-2012: A6814A, S1363A
2009-2010: A7056B, S3531B

S6639A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes public authorities and public benefit corporations to negotiate with professional firms providing architectural or engineering services in order from the most qualified to the least qualified with regard to the provision of services to the authority or corporation.

S6639A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6639A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6639--A
    Cal. No. 607

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  MAZIARZ,  VALESKY -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Corporations,  Authorities  and Commissions -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing
  public authorities and public benefit corporations to  negotiate  with
  professional  firms providing architectural or engineering services in
  order from the most qualified to the least qualified  with  regard  to
  the provision of services to the authority or corporation

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  3  of
section 2879 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 383 of
the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv)  as used in this subparagraph, the term "professional firm" shall
be defined as any individual or sole proprietorship, partnership, corpo-
ration, association, or other legal entity permitted by law to  practice
the professions of architecture, engineering or surveying.
  IT  IS  THE POLICY OF NEW YORK STATE TO NEGOTIATE CONTRACTS FOR ARCHI-
TECTURAL AND/OR ENGINEERING SERVICES AND/OR SURVEYING  SERVICES  ON  THE
BASIS  OF  DEMONSTRATED  COMPETENCE  AND  QUALIFICATION  FOR THE TYPE OF
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REQUIRED AND AT FAIR AND REASONABLE FEES.
  IN  THE  PROCUREMENT  OF  ARCHITECTURAL,  ENGINEERING  AND   SURVEYING
SERVICES,  THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO ENCOURAGE PROFESSIONAL FIRMS
ENGAGED IN THE LAWFUL PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION  TO  SUBMIT  AN  ANNUAL
STATEMENT  OF  QUALIFICATIONS  AND PERFORMANCE DATA. THE CORPORATION FOR
EACH PROPOSED PROJECT IS AUTHORIZED TO EVALUATE  CURRENT  STATEMENTS  OF
QUALIFICATIONS  AND  PERFORMANCE  DATA ON FILE WITH THE CORPORATION.  IF
DESIRED, THE CORPORATION MAY CONDUCT  DISCUSSIONS  WITH  THREE  OR  MORE
PROFESSIONAL  FIRMS  REGARDING  ANTICIPATED DESIGN CONCEPTS AND PROPOSED
METHODS OF APPROACH TO THE ASSIGNMENT. THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED  TO
SELECT,  IN  ORDER OF PREFERENCE, BASED UPON CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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