2015 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to accountability in public procurement; and declaring an emergency.|
Requires state contracting agency to use solicitation template that Attorney General and Oregon Department of Administrative Services develop, approve and make available in advertising and soliciting procurements under Public Contracting Code and to use contract form or contract template, as appropriate, that Attorney General and department develop, approve and make available as basis for public contracts into which state contracting agency enters.
Provides that state contracting agency may negotiate terms and conditions in contract form or contract template but may not vary terms and conditions without advice of counsel if contract form or contract template will be basis of public contract with value that exceeds $150,000. Specifies exceptions. Exempts Secretary of State and State Treasurer from requirement to use solicitation template, contract template or contract form that Attorney General and department develop. Requires person that conducts procurement or administers public contract for state contracting agency to complete course of education and training or have professional experience that meets specified requirements. Requires department to establish standards for education and training program or experience requirement and to set date by which person that conducts procurement or administers public contract must complete education and training or have required experience. Requires director or head of state contracting agency to sign statement that acknowledges that director or head of state contracting agency reviewed, and verified that person that will administer contract read and understood, legal advice and recommendations from Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Department of Justice or other legal counsel. Permits director or head of state contracting agency to delegate duty in certain circumstances. Requires Oregon Department of Administrative Services to develop and evaluate advice and recommendations for best practices in public contracting and to report to interim committee of Legislative Assembly. Becomes operative January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Chapter Number:||Chapter 646|
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Chapter Number Assigned|
|Current Committee:||Senate Committee On Rules|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|