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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Review of privatization savings. Requires that the state's procurement practices be supportive of the 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, if it would result in the layoff or dismissal of any employees, must: (1) require the offeror to provide verifiable evidence that the cost of the contract to the governmental body 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 that would be privatized under the proposed contract and provides an absolute price preference for the employees if their offer is below the current cost of the function. Excludes from these requirements purchases from qualified nonprofit agencies for persons with severe disabilities.