assembly Bill A8580

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that certain purchase contracts can be awarded to a qualified bidder who fulfills certain standards when such bid is not more than 10% higher than the lowest responsible bidder

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to local governments
Dec 13, 2021 referred to local governments


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A8580 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

A8580 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that certain purchase contracts can be awarded to a qualified bidder who fulfills certain values based procurement standards when such bid is not more than 10% higher than the lowest responsible bidder and when the bidder makes publicly available data on where such bidder sources their food items; sets forth the criteria for values based procurement standards to include local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, valued agricultural workforce, animal welfare, nutrition, and racial equity.

A8580 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             December 13, 2021
 Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Local Governments
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to  the  awarding
   of certain purchase contracts

   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. (A) Except as otherwise expressly provided by an act of the  legis-
 lature  or  by  a  local  law adopted prior to September first, nineteen
 hundred fifty-three, all contracts for public work involving an expendi-
 ture  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 poli-
 tical 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 pursuant 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 poli-
 tical 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 corporation, school district or board of  cooper-
 ative educational services, by rule, regulation or resolution adopted at
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.