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Raised Bill No. 250

February Session, 2018


LCO No. 479





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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 2-71p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(b) (1) All purchases of, and contracts for, supplies, materials, equipment and contractual services required by the Legislative Department, except purchases made pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and public utility services as provided in subsection (e) of this section, and (2) all sales by said department of such personal property which has become obsolete, unserviceable or unusable, shall be based, when possible, on competitive bids or competitive negotiation, provided in the case of such sales, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management may, in its discretion, sell the property at public auction. The committee shall solicit competitive bids or proposals by sending notices to prospective suppliers and by posting notice on a public bulletin board in a building under the supervision and control of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management. Each bid and proposal shall be kept sealed or secured until opened publicly at the time stated in the notice soliciting such bid. If the amount of the expenditure or sale is estimated to exceed fifty thousand dollars, competitive bids or proposals shall be solicited by public notice, [inserted at least once in not fewer than three daily newspapers published in the state, and at least] posted on the State Contracting Portal, not less than five calendar days before the final date for submitting bids. All purchases or sales of ten thousand dollars or less in amount shall be made in the open market, but shall be based, when possible, on at least three competitive quotations.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2018


Statement of Purpose:

To replace the requirement that the Joint Committee on Legislative Management post notice for certain contracts in at least three newspapers with a requirement for notice on the State Contracting Portal.