Bill Summaries: H635 (2019-2020 Session)

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  • Summary date: Apr 9 2019 - View summary

    Amends GS 143-53 regarding rules the Secretary of Administration (Secretary) is authorized to adopt. Concerning review and protest of an awarded State contract, requires the Secretary to adopt rules or criteria governing the review of and decision on a protest on a contract in an amount less than the appropriate expenditure benchmark established under GS 143-53.1 (previously, a contract of less than $25,000) by the agency that awarded the contract. Makes conforming changes to require the Division of Purchase and Contract (Division) to review and decide a protest on a contract valued at an amount that exceeds the appropriate expenditure benchmark established under GS 143-53.1 (was, a contract valued at $25,000 or more). Adds that a waiver of competition for the purchase, rental, or lease of goods or services is subject to the Secretary's review if the expenditure exceeds the agency's benchmark established under GS 143-53.1 (was, if the expenditure exceeds $10,000).

    Amends GS 143-57 regarding the purchase of articles in certain emergencies. Now requires the report on the circumstances of an emergency or need under the statute and the transactions made under the circumstances to be promptly made to the Division if the expenditure exceeds the benchmark established in GS 143-53.1 (was, if the expenditure exceeds $10,000).

    Amends GS 143-57.1 regarding State furniture requirements contracts. Modifies the provisions concerning the required condition that awards be made to at least three qualified vendors unless not available, as provided, for each category of goods under each contract, to remove the requirement that a vendor be listed on the State's qualified products list to be a qualified vendor under the provision. 

    Amends GS 146-27 to require the Department of Administration to give written notice to the Legislative Commission on Governmental Affairs (Commission), rather than prior consultation with the Commission, when a proposed disposition of land owned by the State or by any State agency is a sale or gift of land with an appraised value of at least $25,000. Requires the notice to be given to the chairs of the Commission at least 30 days prior to the disposition. Applies to dispositions made on or after July 1, 2019.