SB 498
Modifies provisions relating to public contracts
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/4/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 498 - This act modifies various provisions relating to public contracts.

Under current law, state departments are given authority to purchase products and services related to information technology not in excess of $150,000. This act modifies that by removing authority from the state departments and instead giving that purchasing authority to the Commissioner of Administration. This provision is identical to a provision in SB 530 (2021).

The act furthermore modifies the conditions under which the Commissioner of Administration may delegate its procurement authority in relation to the use of the single feasible source rule. Currently, the Commissioner may delegate its procurement authority to an individual department, provided that each instance of single feasible source purchasing authority in excess of $5,000 must be specifically delegated by the Commissioner. This act raises that threshold to $10,000. This provision is identical to a provision in SB 530 (2021) and HCS/HB 1127 (2021).



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