STATE SENATE PASSES SENATOR DEFRANCISCO’S BILL THAT WOULD INCREASE THE TRANSPARENCY AND FLEXIBILITY OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that his bill (S.6452), which would require that state agencies use a system maintained by the State Comptroller to compile vendor information, passed the State Senate.
Senator DeFrancisco’s bill will fully standardize the vendor responsibility review and streamline the contract process, enabling 24-7 online access for vendors to update information easily as it changes. Agencies not on the system require vendors to update in paper with every procurement. 59 agencies use the system now, with more than 11,600 vendors already in the system.
“This legislation will help streamline procurements, resulting in a more effective and efficient process at a reduced cost. Most importantly, additional transparency will be provided in the procurement process,” said Senator DeFrancisco.
The bill has been passed by the State Assembly. It will be delivered to the Governor for his final consideration.