senate Bill S8548

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to procurement of contract proposals for zero-emission buses

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Jun 11, 2020 referred to rules

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S8548 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10559
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Transportation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §18-c, Transp L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3405, A2083

S8548 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a best-value contracting framework when evaluating procurement contract proposals for zero-emission buses and charging equipment.

S8548 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8548 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8548

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation  to  procurement  of
  contract proposals for zero-emission buses

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

  Section 1. The transportation law is amended by adding a  new  section
18-c to read as follows:
  §  18-C.  ZERO-EMISSION  BUS PROCUREMENT CONTRACT PROPOSALS.  1. EVERY
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ELIGIBLE TO  RECEIVE  OPERATING  ASSISTANCE
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION EIGHTEEN-B OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL USE A SYSTEM THAT
INCORPORATES A BEST-VALUE CONTRACTING FRAMEWORK TO CONSIDER THE QUALITY,
COST AND EFFICIENCY OF OFFERORS  WHEN  EVALUATING  PROCUREMENT  CONTRACT
PROPOSALS  FOR  THE  PURCHASE OF ZERO-EMISSION BUSES AND CHARGING EQUIP-
MENT. SUCH FRAMEWORK SHALL REFLECT,  WHENEVER  POSSIBLE,  OBJECTIVE  AND
QUANTIFIABLE  ANALYSIS.  SUCH  FRAMEWORK  SHALL  IDENTIFY A QUANTITATIVE
FACTOR FOR OFFERORS THAT PRIORITIZE AND INCLUDE THE  FOLLOWING  IN  SUCH
PROCUREMENT CONTRACT PROPOSAL:
  A. AN EMPLOYMENT PLAN WHICH SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) WORKER WAGES;
  (II) WORKER BENEFITS;
  (III) WORKER SAFETY;
  (IV) TRAINING, RETRAINING, AND REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS; AND
  (V)  A  COMMITMENT TO CREATE HIGH QUALITY JOBS WITHIN THE STATE TO THE
MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE FOR DISADVANTAGED OR  UNDERREPRESENTED  INDI-
VIDUALS;
  B.  A COMMITMENT TO CONSIDER THE INTERESTS OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY
THAT SURROUND SUCH OFFEROR'S FACILITY AND THE INTERESTS  OF  MEMBERS  OF
THE COMMUNITY FROM WHICH WORKERS ARE RECRUITED; AND
  C.  A  DESCRIPTION  OF  EFFORTS BY THE OFFEROR TO LOWER GREENHOUSE GAS
EMISSIONS AND SUCH OFFEROR'S IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
  2. THE FRAMEWORK ESTABLISHED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION  SHALL
INCLUDE NOTICE TO OFFERORS STATING THAT:

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

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