Under existing law, contracts for public works involving an amount in excess of $50,000 are required to be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder
Under existing law, when awarding public contracts in excess of $15,000, local awarding authorities are authorized to establish local preference zones to enable the authorities to give preference to responsible bidders having a place of business within the local preference zone. Also under existing law, when the lowest responsible bidder on a public contract in excess of $15,000 is a foreign entity, local awarding authorities are authorized to give preference to a woman-owned business enterprise, an enterprise of small business, a minority-owned business enterprise, a veteran-owned business enterprise, or a disadvantaged-owned business enterprise
This bill would authorize local awarding authorities, when awarding public works contracts involving an amount in excess of $50,000, to give the same preferences as authorized for public contracts in excess of $15,000
Relating to the award of public works contracts; to amend Section 39-2-6, Code of Alabama 1975, to authorize certain local awarding authorities to give preference to responsible bidders having a place of business within a local preference zone; and to authorize certain local awarding authorities to give preference to certain categories of responsible bidders under certain conditions.
|March 11, 2021||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on State Government|
|Bill Text||HB524 Alabama 2021 Session - Introduced|