SB283 H GO AMT 2-21

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The Committee on Government Organization moves to amend the title of the bill to read as follows:

            Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 283 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §5-22-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §5A-3-10b, §5A-3-10c, §5A-3-10e, §5A-3-33d, §5A-3-33f, §5A-3-37, and §5A-3-45 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §5A-3-61; to amend and reenact §5G-1-3 of said code; to amend and reenact §6D-1-1 of said code;  and to amend and reenact §18B-5-4 of said code, all relating generally to procurement by state agencies; defining terms; authorizing competitive bidding of certain open-ended repair and maintenance contracts; modifying use and consideration of alternates in solicitations; prohibiting alternates from being accepted out of order; modifying criteria to be considered in best value procurement awards; eliminating sole source procurement; establishing direct award procurement requirements; establishing prequalification agreements and their requirements and procedures; authorizing agency-delegated bidding and its procedure; increasing certain cost limits from $50,000 to $500,000; authorizing awarding contracts without competitive bidding if certain requirements are met; eliminating master contracts and direct ordering process; clarifying criteria for consideration of cooperative contracts; expanding the scope of those who may be debarred; eliminating preferences for resident vendors, vendors employing state residents, and veteran residents; establishing the concept of “reciprocal preference” for an in-state vendor over an out-of-state vendor from any state that gives or requires a preference to bidders from that state and setting forth its requirements; modifying the value determination of certain motor vehicles that are to be sold; permitting funds from sale of surplus property be deposited in alternate fund if original fund no longer exists; permitting spending units to use a standardization process to purchase commodities and setting forth its requirements; permitting an architectural or engineering firm to be selected without bidding if certain conditions exist; increasing certain contract limits from $100,000 to $500,000; requiring certain reporting; and authorizing rulemaking.”