DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Review of privatization savings. 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 resulting in the layoff or dismissal of any 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 determines the governmental body would incur to perform the functions using its 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 the governmental body's employees to submit an offer to perform the functions, and provides an absolute price preference for the employees if the bid they offer is below the current cost of the function. Excludes from these requirements purchases from qualified nonprofit agencies for persons with severe disabilities.