HB4130 SFAT #1 Maynard 1-24

Fletcher 7835


Senator Maynard moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill 4130A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section designated 5-22-1a, relating to competitive bidding for government construction contracts arising out of declared states of emergency; allowing contracts for construction projects to be procured through competitive bidding on an open-ended basis as to quantity or by unit pricing on estimated quantities; allowing the establishment of multiple award construction contracts; eliminating need for emergency construction contract to specify the exact location of construction involved in the solicitation for bids; making the requirement that the entity to whom the contract is awarded furnish payment or performance bonds discretionary for residential projects; requiring contractor to provide release of claims before final payment is released if bonds are not required; and making the award of such contracts subject to other competitive bidding requirements of said code.