POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS/LOCAL BIDDERS NOTICE.

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Senate Bill 31 (Public) Filed Monday, February 1, 2021
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE SHALL NOTIFY PERSONS OR BUSINESSES WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTIONAL LIMITS BY REGULAR OR ELECTRONIC MAIL OF WORK REQUIRING AN ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE OF $50,000 OR MORE BEING LET FOR BID BY THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION.
Intro. by Johnson, Proctor, Craven.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Feb 25 2021)
S 31

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Feb 23 2021 - More information

    Senate amendment amends the 2nd edition as follows.

    Amends proposed GS 143-129(b1), concerning public construction, repair, or purchases that require the estimated expenditure of public monies equal to or exceeding $50,000, to require political subdivisions to notify, by regular or electronic mail or by posting to a website or service that generates notice, persons or businesses located within the respective jurisdictional boundaries of the political subdivision if the person or business made a written request to the clerk of the board of the political subdivision or the clerk's designee for notice of construction or repair work, or the purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment being bid subject to the notification requirement (previously phrased as inviting proposals by notification rather than notice; did not include notification by posting on a website; and did not include specific requirements for persons or businesses to request notification). Now requires the notice to be sent at least seven full days before the contract award rather than the opening of bids. Requires the notices to contain a description of the requested construction or repair work, or purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment, rather than referencing the information required of other public contract advertisements set out in subsection (b). 


  • Summary date: Feb 17 2021 - More information

    Senate committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.

    Deletes the proposed changes to GS 143-129(b), regarding including notices to local persons and businesses in the procedure for letting of public contracts. Instead, enacts new subsection (b1) requiring proposals to be invited by regular mail or email notification to persons or businesses located within the respective jurisdictional boundaries of the political subdivision inviting proposals, if the person or business requested notices of work being bid, in addition to any other notice or publication required by law, if the contract to be let is for either construction or repair work, or the purchase of apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment, which require the estimated expenditures of public money in an amount equal to or exceeding $50,000. Requires the notice to be sent to the mail or email address provided to the political subdivision for this purpose at least seven full days before the opening of bids. Requires the notices to contain the same information required of other public contract advertisements set out in subsection (b). Maintains the act's effective date of October 1, 2021. 


  • Summary date: Feb 1 2021 - More information

    Amends GS 143-129, regarding procedure for letting of public contracts. Regarding contracts to be let by a political subdivision, requires proposals to be invited by standard mail or email notification to persons or businesses located within the respective jurisdictional boundaries if the person or business requested notices for the type of work being bid, in addition to the existing newspaper advertisement requirements for proposal invitations, if the work is estimated to be $50,000 or more. Requires approval by the respective governing board prior to sending email notifications. Makes the guidelines regarding timing and content for advertisements also applicable to mail or email notifications. Effective October 1, 2021. 


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