Bill Summary for S 752 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE THE USE OF VETERAN CONTRACTORS IN STATE PURCHASING OF GOODS AND SERVICES, STATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, AND STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO COLLECT AND COMPILE THE DATA ON THE USE OF VETERAN BUSINESSES IN STATE CONTRACTS AND TO REPORT IT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.Intro. by deViere, Searcy, Fitch.
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Expands state policy established in GS 143-48 to encourage and promote the use of veteran contractors in State purchasing of goods and services in addition to the other groups identified. Requires public entities to cooperate with the Department of Administration (Department) in efforts to use veteran contractors. Amends the annual reporting requirements of specified public entities to include the percentage of its contract purchases for goods and services that were from veteran-owned businesses in the report. Provides a statutory cross reference to define veteran. Makes technical changes.
Enacts GS 143-128.3A to establish state policy to encourage and promote the use of veteran businesses in State building projects. Similar to GS 143-48, as amended, defines veteran by statutory cross-reference. Requires all specified public entities to report to the Department specified information regarding contracts awarded to veteran businesses and outreach efforts made by the Department to identify veteran businesses capable of performing State building projects. Requires the Department to collect and compile the reported data from public entities to the specified NCGA committee and division by February 1 of each year.
Amends GS 143B-1361 to expand State policy concerning the purchase of goods and services relating to information technology to include the encouragement and promotion of the use of veteran contractors in the State agency procurement.
Appropriates $50,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Department for the 2020-21 fiscal year to implement the act.
Effective July 1, 2020.