OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5228

AN ACT CONCERNING THE NOTIFICATION OF DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE PROJECTS AND THE DEFINITION OF "PROJECT".

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Admin. Serv., Dept.

GF - Savings

Minimal

Minimal

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill eliminates the requirements that the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) place newspaper advertisements for bidding opportunities for certain public works projects and consultant services. It requires that these advertisements be posted on the DAS State Contracting Portal. This will result in a minimal savings as DAS has expended an average of $7,000 in the last three fiscal years advertising these construction contract opportunities.

The bill also revises the definition of a construction project by increasing the threshold from $300,000 to $500,000 by which a selection panel process is necessary. The increased threshold would result in approximately 10 projects not being subject to the selection panel. This is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.