A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING THAT A VENDOR IS QUALIFIED FOR PURPOSES OF ANY STATE FURNITURE REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT IF THE VENDOR'S PRODUCTS ARE INCLUDED ON A UNITED STATES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) FURNITURE SCHEDULE, THE VENDOR IS A FEDERALLY QUALIFIED VENDOR FOR THE GSA FURNITURE SCHEDULE, AND THE VENDOR OFFERS PRODUCTS ON THE SAME PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS AS THE GSA FURNITURE SCHEDULE.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the proposed changes to GS 143-57.1(a)(3), and instead provides as follows. Amends GS 143-57.1(a) to move the provisions in (a)(4) which allows an agency to purchase from a certified vendor but requires the most economical purchase, into new (c). Also enacts new (a1) providing that vendors that meet the four specified requirements are treated as qualified vendors under any state furniture requirements contract. Amends the act's long title.
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