SB 0408 Revises procedures for maintaining public buildings
Committee:FINALR Number:L1517.03C
Last Action:05/08/95 - HCS Reported Do Pass H Labor Committee
Title:HCS/SB 408
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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HCS/SB 408 - This is one of several acts which are intended to implement the recommendations of the Commission on Management and Productivity, appointed by the Governor in 1994 to recommend ways to improve the operation of Missouri state government.

This act revises requirements for the construction, repair and renovation of public buildings. A Division of Facilities Management is created in the Office of Administration. This change conforms to a reorganization plan submitted to the Governor in 1993.

All contracts for construction projects with a cost of $25,000 or more for construction and repair of state buildings and buildings in cities with a population of 500,000 or more shall be let to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Such contracts must be advertised in the county where the work will be done, in a daily newspaper with a circulation of 50,000, and in other ways which will reach the potential bidders.

State agencies may establish standing contracts for construction and repair contracts of less than $25,000 if authorized by the Director of the Division of Facilities Management. The Director may establish written procedures governing such contracts and each agency which enters into such contracts shall submit an annual report to the Director. The Director has the sole discretion to designate a material, product or system within a specification for construction by specific brand, trade name or trade mark when it is determined to be in the best interest of the state.

When there is an appropriation for construction or repair, of $25,000 or more, payment will be made if: 1) the agency provides OA with proof of a contract; and 2) the request for payment is signed by the architect or engineer who is overseeing the project.

All rules promulgated pursuant to this act shall be reviewed by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

The Director of the Division of Design and Construction shall review all requests for capital improvement appropriations and shall recommend which requests should be funded.

The State Facility Maintenance and Operation Fund is created. The fund shall retain appropriated moneys and moneys paid to the Office of Administration as operating expenses and rent of state-owned facilities. Moneys in the fund shall lapse only if the unencumbered balance at the close of a fiscal year exceeds one-twelfth of the total amount transferred into the fund during the fiscal year.

The guards of the Capital Complex are transferred to the Department of Public Safety and will be called the Missouri Capitol Police. This transfer conforms to a reorganization plan approved by the Governor in 1994.

See Truly Agreed To SCS/HCS/HB 622. RONALD J. LEONE