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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Fair and open competition for public works projects. Provides that a public agency may not do any of the following: (1) Impose by rule, ordinance, or other action, or in the bid specifications or contract documents for a public works project, a requirement inconsistent with, in addition to, or more stringent or restrictive than certain statutory prequalifications or any other requirement of an applicable public works statute. (2) Award a public works contract to a contractor under a contract award standard other than the contract award standard of the applicable public works statute. (3) Require a potential bidder on a Fair and open competition for public works projects. Provides that a public agency may not do any of the following: (1) Impose by rule, ordinance, or other action, or in the bid specifications or contract documents for a public works project, a requirement inconsistent with, in addition to, or more stringent or restrictive than certain statutory prequalifications or any other requirement of an applicable public works statute. (2) Award a public works contract to a contractor under a contract award standard other than the contract award standard of the applicable public works statute. (3) Require a potential bidder on a public works project to provide any information other than the applicable financial information required by the prequalification statutes or as prescribed by the state board of accounts under the applicable public works statute. (4) By rule, ordinance, or any other action relating to contracts for public works projects, create or impose any prequalification processes that are additional to or inconsistent with those established by the prequalification statute or impose any requirements that directly or indirectly restrict potential bidders or proposers to any predetermined class of bidders defined by labor affiliation or membership or minimum training requirements inconsistent with, or more restrictive than, those required by certain public works statutes. (5) Take certain actions based on a bidder's, offeror's, or contractor's entering into, refusing to enter into, adhering to, or refusing to adhere to an agreement with a labor organization. ... View more