2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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DGS - Review Procurement Policies (language only)

Item 76 #1h

Item 76 #1h

General Services, Department of

Page 63, after line 36, insert:
"E. 1. The Department of General Services is hereby directed to review and report on impacts of procurement policies for executive branch agencies as established by Executive Order Number Twenty (2014).
2. The Department's evaluation shall include the effect of the Commonwealth's procurement policies on i) existing businesses from whom executive branch agencies procure goods and services, ii) the costs of goods and services for state agencies, iii) the ease of procuring goods and services among executive branch agencies, iv) the effect of the "micro-business" requirements implemented by Executive Order Number Twenty (2014) on the costs and expenditures of state agencies and existing businesses from whom executive branch agencies have procurement contracts, including Small, Women, and Minority (SWAM) businesses.
3. The Department shall report its findings to the Governor and Chairmen of the House General Laws, House Appropriations, Senate Finance, and Senate General Laws and Technology Committees no later than November 1, 2015."

(This amendment requires the Department of General Services to assess the potential negative effects of existing state procurement policies on the efficiency of state agencies.)