Bill Summary for H 868 (2019-2020)

Summary date: 

Apr 17 2019

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 868 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE ARE WAYS IN WHICH THE STATE'S PROCUREMENT LAWS AND PRACTICES CAN BE IMPROVED TO INCREASE THE PARTICIPATION OF HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESSES IN STATE CONTRACTS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE STUDY.
Intro. by Harrison, Clemmons, Hardister, Quick.

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Bill summary

Requires the Department of Administration (Department) to conduct study as title indicates. The study is to address at least nine enumerated issues, including reviewing the State's current procurement statutes, policies, procedures, and programs; examining misrepresentations as to qualified businesses and performing audits; and analyzing additional programs to help historically underutilized businesses secure bid bonds executed by State-licensed corporate sureties. Requires the Department to report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the specified NCGA committee and division by May 1, 2020. 

Appropriates $1 million in nonrecurring funds for 2019-20 from the General  Fund to the Department to contract with a private entity to conduct the study.

Effective July 1, 2019.

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