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Senate Bill 0004


Senate Bill 0004

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF SB4 (Updated February 25, 2004 6:45 pm - DI 84)


Award of state contracts. Requires the state's procurement practices to be supportive of retention and creation of jobs in Indiana. Provides that a contract or solicitation for a contract to privatize any of the functions performed by a governmental body's employees that would result in the layoff or dismissal of any of those employees must: (1) require an offeror to provide verifiable evidence that the cost of the contract will be less than the cost of having the functions performed by the governmental body's employees; (2) specify that the governmental body may not pay the contractor more than the cost the governmental body determined the governmental body would incur to perform the functions using its own employees; (3) require the governmental body to provide to an offeror an estimate of the cost of having the functions performed by the governmental body's employees; and (4) contain a statement that the governmental body may pursue certain remedies if the contractor fails to comply with the contract. Permits a representative of any group of the governmental body's employees to submit an offer for the group to perform the functions and requires the governmental body to award the contract to the group of employees under certain circumstances. Excludes from these requirements purchases from qualified nonprofit agencies for persons with severe disabilities.
    Current Status:
     Passed 2nd reading - 2nd House
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