HB1624 (2018) Detail

Relative to state procurement practices and criteria for acceptance of bids.


HB 1624 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2546

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1624

 

AN ACT relative to state procurement practices and criteria for acceptance of bids.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cilley, Straf. 4; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5; Rep. Altschiller, Rock. 19; Rep. Lisle, Hills. 35; Rep. Cloutier, Sull. 10; Rep. Keans, Straf. 23; Rep. D. Ley, Ches. 9; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the state to consider the wages and benefits paid by the vendor when evaluating qualified lowest bids from vendors located in New Hampshire.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2546

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to state procurement practices and criteria for acceptance of bids.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Identical Qualified Lowest Bids, Proposals, or Quotations; Consideration of Wages and Benefits Paid to New Hampshire Workers.  Amend RSA 21-I:11-b to read as follows:

21-I:11-b  Identical Qualified Lowest Bids, Proposals, or Quotations.  

I.  The purpose of this section is to promote procurement practices and procedures which the general court believes will improve the state's procurement process while at the same time establishing a vendor selection procedure which, among other things, is specifically geared toward reducing unemployment, enhancing the economic stability of New Hampshire workers, and stimulating economic growth in this state.

II.  To promote business in this state, when qualified lowest bids, proposals, or quotations are received by the division of procurement and support services at the same price, the division's selection or recommendation for selection shall, if the process is not cancelled by the state, be made by drawing lots, provided, however, that if only one of the vendors offering that price has a principal place of business in New Hampshire, that vendor shall, if the process is not cancelled by the state, be selected or recommended for selection.  When qualified lowest bids, proposals, or quotations are received at the same price from more than one vendor which has a principal place of business in New Hampshire, selection or recommendation for selection shall, if the process is not cancelled by the state, be made by a comparison of employee wages and benefits of qualified vendors, with preference given to that vendor who pays higher wages and benefits.  When qualified lowest bids, proposals, or quotations are received at the same price from more than one vendor which has a principal place of business in New Hampshire, paying comparable wages and benefits, selection or recommendation for selection shall, if the process is not cancelled by the state, be made by drawing lots from among the vendors with a principal place of business in New Hampshire.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1624 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 11, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 19, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1624 Revision: 2184 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 8:01 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 17
Jan. 24, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 01:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 26, 2018 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 02/26/2018 02:30 PM LOB 306
Feb. 21, 2018 Executive Session: 02/21/2018 LOB 306
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 8-6; RC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 8-6; RC) HC 9 P. 40
March 6, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA DV 195-138 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 82
March 8, 2018 Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 7
April 11, 2018 Hearing: 04/11/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:45 am; SC 16
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/19/2018; SC 17
April 19, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/19/2018; SJ 13