The Department of Enterprise Services is working with contractors, labor organizations, project owners and other interested parties to review the state’s public works procurement process. The study, requested by the legislature in a 2012 Supplemental Capital Budget proviso, is expected to be completed by mid-December and will provide to the Governor and Legislature recommendations public works procurement reform.
An interdisciplinary Advisory Team has been appointed to help guide the development of the study, and includes representatives of major industry sectors affected by the state's Public Works program.
If you would like additional information or would like your concerns to be considered as part of the study, please contact:
Jill Satran, Study Lead
Engrossed Senate Bill 6074 - Supplemental Capital Budget Sec. 1022 states:
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:
Up to $75,000 is for the department of enterprise services to conduct a review of the state's current public works procurement processes and provide a report by December 15, 2012, to the appropriate committees of the legislature and the governor with procurement reform recommendations. For recommendations that require a statutory change, the report should include draft legislation needed to accomplish the report's recommendations. The director may contract with a private entity for assistance to conduct the study. The capital projects advisory review board will provide advice and assistance as required by the director. The report will include historical data on (1) the use of change orders; (2) the use of job order contracting; (3) how are competitive public works contracts advertised; and (4) contract closeout procedures. State agencies that will participate include one research university, one natural resource agency, and one general government agency.
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