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Enrolled House Bill (H)

DIGEST

State purchasing. Requires the department of administration (department) to determine the technological upgrades and other expenditures required to collect and compile information regarding purchases made by state agencies from the following: (1) A minority business enterprise. (2) A nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities. (3) A veteran owned small business. (4) A women's business enterprise. Provides that if a nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities (qualified agency) withdraws from a department pilot project through which the qualified agency sells products or services to governmental bodies through a third party contractor, the department must award the qualified agency a quantity purchase State purchasing. Requires the department of administration (department) to determine the technological upgrades and other expenditures required to collect and compile information regarding purchases made by state agencies from the following: (1) A minority business enterprise. (2) A nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities. (3) A veteran owned small business. (4) A women's business enterprise. Provides that if a nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities (qualified agency) withdraws from a department pilot project through which the qualified agency sells products or services to governmental bodies through a third party contractor, the department must award the qualified agency a quantity purchase agreement (QPA) for the same products and services and under the same terms, except for price, under which the qualified agency had a QPA with the department before participating in the pilot project. Provides that the qualified agency must agree to provide the same products or services at a price less than the price provided for the products or services under the pilot project. Requires a state agency to purchase supplies or services from a QPA for those supplies or services awarded to a qualified agency. Requires the department, in consultation with the committee for the purchase of supplies and services of individuals with a disability, to adopt administrative rules to establish a goal to procure in each state fiscal year at least 1.5% of state contracts with qualified agencies. Provides that this goal must be administered so as not to diminish any other state contracting goals established under existing law. ... View more