HB 214 - This act modifies several provisions relating to public contracts.
Current law provides that all state purchases in excess of $3,000 shall be based on competitive bids. This act increases that threshold to $10,000. Current law also requires advertisement, notice, and solicitation of bids for state purchases with an estimated expenditure of $25,000 or more. This act increases that threshold to $100,000 or more.
The act permits the Commissioner of Administration to hold reverse auctions to procure merchandise, supplies, raw materials, or finished goods if price is the primary factor in evaluating bids.
Current law permits the procurement of supplies by competitive proposal if it is determined that the use of competitive bidding is not practicable or advantageous and the purchase is in excess of $5,000. This act increases that threshold to $10,000. Current law also requires advertisement, notice, and solicitation of bids for state purchases with an estimated expenditure of for such purchases of $25,000 or more. This act increases that threshold to $100,000 or more.
The act provides that a request for proposal may set forth the manner for determining which offerors are eligible for negotiation, including the use of shortlisting.
Current law requires notice to be posted of a proposed single feasible source purchase where the estimated expenditure is $5,000 or more. This act increases the threshold to $10,000 or more. Furthermore, current law additionally provides that where the estimated expenditure of a single feasible source purchase is $25,000 or more the Commissioner of Administration shall advertise the intent to make such purchase in at least 2 daily newspapers. This act increases that threshold to $100,000.
Current law permits departments to purchase products and services related to information technology when the estimated expenditure of the purchase does not exceed $75,000 and the department complies with certain other provisions of law. This act increases the purchase threshold to $150,000.
This act is substantially similar SB 176 (2019), HB 100 (2019), and certain provisions in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2140 (2018).