Senate Committee Substitute

SCS/SB 168 - This act requires that, in any request for proposals by a school district a product to be used may be specified, provided that:

1. The RFP does not specify a proprietary product; and

2. The RFP does not require action by specified individuals.

The act additionally requires that in accepting proposals, a school district shall accept bids from at least three vendors who supply substantially similar products. If, at the end of the advertising period, the school district has not received three bids then the school district is required to advertise for an additional two weeks. If at the end of that period the school district still has not received three bids then it may accept bids from less than three vendors.


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