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H.B. 31 Enrolled
This bill requires the director of the Division of Information Technology Services to
review information technology and telecommunications purchases for the division to
determine if the purchase is practical, efficient, and economically beneficial to the state.
. clarifies that the director of the Division of Information Technology Services must
follow the State Procurement Code when making purchases;
. requires the director of the Division of Information Technology Services to conduct
a business case analysis before purchasing certain information technology services or
equipment, and to certify that the business case analysis was conducted;
. requires the state's chief procurement officer to develop policies to ensure that the
director of the Division of Information Technology Services verifies that a business
case analysis was conducted; and
. requires the executive director of the Department of Administrative Services to
develop a policy requiring a business case analysis for certain information technology
purchases and to report that policy to the Legislature.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected
63-56-9, as last amended by Chapter 13, Laws of Utah 1998
63-56-13, as last amended by Chapter 270, Laws of Utah 1998
63A-1-110, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 212, Laws of Utah 1993
63A-6-105, as last amended by Chapters 16 and 209, Laws of Utah 2003
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 63-56-9 is amended to read:
63-56-9. Duties of chief procurement officer.
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the chief procurement officer
serves as the central procurement officer of the state and shall:
(1) adopt office policies governing the internal functions of the Division of Purchasing
and General Services;
(2) procure or supervise the procurement of all supplies, services, and construction
needed by the state;
(3) exercise general supervision and control over all inventories or supplies belonging to
(4) establish and maintain programs for the inspection, testing, and acceptance of
supplies, services, and construction;
(5) prepare statistical data concerning the procurement and usage of all supplies, services,
(6) before June 1, 1990, notify all public procurement units of the requirements of Section
63-56-20.7 regarding purchases of recycled paper and recycled paper products, recycling
requirements, and provide guidelines on the availability of recycled paper and paper products,
including the sources of supply and the potential uses of various grades of recycled paper; [
(7) before July 1, 1992:
(a) establish standards and specifications for determining which supplies are considered
recycled, based upon his review of current definitions and standards employed by national
procurement, product recycling, and other relevant organizations and the federal Environmental
(b) compile and update as necessary the specifications, a list of recycled supplies available
on state contract, and sources where the supplies may be obtained;
(c) make the compiled information under Subsection (7)(b) available to:
(i) all local government entities under Section 11-37-101 ;
(ii) all local health departments under Section 26A-1-108.7 ;
(iii) all procurement officers or other persons responsible for purchasing supplies within
the public school system under Title 53A, State System of Public Education;
(iv) all procurement officers or other persons responsible for purchasing supplies within
the state system of higher education under Title 53B, State System of Higher Education; and
(v) all procurement officers or other persons responsible for purchasing supplies for all
public procurement units as defined in Section 63-56-5 ; and
(d) present a written report to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Interim Committee annually prior to November 30 regarding the purchases of recycled goods on
state contracts during the prior fiscal year[
(8) ensure that:
(a) before approving a purchase, lease, or rental not covered by an existing statewide
contract for information technology or telecommunications supplies or services under the
provisions of Section 63A-6-105 , the director of the Division of Information Technology Services
has provided in writing to the chief procurement officer that the analysis required by Subsection
63A-6-105 (7) was completed; and
(b) the oversight authority required by Subsection (8)(a) is not delegated outside the
Division of Purchasing and General Services.
Section 2. Section 63-56-13 is amended to read:
63-56-13. Specific statutory authority.
(1) The authority to procure certain supplies, services, and construction given the public
procurement units governed by the following provisions shall be retained:
(a) Title 53B, State System of Higher Education;
(b) Title 63A, [
Construction and Management;
(2) This authority extends only to supplies, services, and construction to the extent
provided in the cited chapters. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 63-56-2 and 63-56-3 ,
the respective purchasing agencies shall procure supplies, services, and construction in accordance
with this chapter.
(3) (a) The Department of Transportation may make rules governing the procurement of
highway construction or improvement.
(b) This Subsection (3) supersedes Subsections (1) and (2).
(4) The Legislature may procure supplies and services for its own needs.
Section 3. Section 63A-1-110 is amended to read:
63A-1-110. Needs assessment -- Policy.
purchases required by Section 63A-6-105 .
(2) The executive director shall report to the Utah Technology Commission created in
Section 63D-1a-201 and to the Capital Facilities and Administrative Services Legislative
Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the policy adopted under Subsection (1) and any changes
to that policy.
Section 4. Section 63A-6-105 is amended to read:
63A-6-105. Duties of director -- Fees -- Rate Committee -- Advisory committee.
(1) The director shall:
(a) at the lowest practical cost, manage the delivery of efficient and cost-effective
information technology and telecommunication services for:
(i) all executive branch agencies; and
(ii) entities that subscribe to the services in accordance with Section 63A-6-106 ; and
(b) provide priority service to public safety agencies.
(2) The director may negotiate the purchase, lease, or rental of private or public
information technology or telecommunication services or facilities in accordance with Subsection
(3) Where practical, efficient, and economically beneficial, the director shall use existing
private and public information technology or telecommunication resources.
(4) (a) In accordance with Section 63D-1a-303 , the director shall provide the chief
information officer a written analysis of any agency information technology plan provided to the
(b) In accordance with Section 63D-1a-307 , the division shall submit the division's agency
information technology plan for approval by the chief information officer.
(5) (a) In accordance with this Subsection (5), the director shall prescribe a schedule of
fees for all services rendered by the division to:
(i) an executive branch entity; or
(ii) an entity that subscribes to services rendered by the division in accordance with
Section 63A-6-106 .
(b) Each fee included in the schedule of fees required by Subsection (5)(a) shall be:
(i) equitable; and
(ii) sufficient to recover all the costs of operation, including the cost of capital equipment
(c) Before charging a fee to an executive branch agency, the director shall obtain approval
of the schedule of fees described in Subsection (5)(a) from the Rate Committee created in
(d) (i) There is created a Rate Committee which shall consist of:
(A) the executive director;
(B) the director of the Division of Finance;
(C) the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget;
(D) the chief information officer;
(E) a representative of executive branch agencies:
(I) appointed by the Rate Committee; and
(II) nominated by the governor; and
(F) a representative of the executive branch agencies' administrative services managers:
(I) appointed by the Rate Committee; and
(II) nominated by the agencies' administrative services managers coordination group.
(ii) In appointing the agency representatives listed in Subsections (5)(d)(i)(E) and (F), the
Rate Committee shall appoint:
(A) (I) one representative from a large agency; and
(II) one representative from a small agency; and
(B) the representatives described in Subsection (5)(d)(ii)(A) to four-year terms of office,
except that initially one of the appointments shall be for a two-year term in order to stagger the
(iii) In the event of a vacancy for any reason for a representative described in Subsection
(5)(d)(i)(E) or (F), the entity responsible for nominating the person who is vacating the position
shall provide new nominations to the Rate Committee to fill the unexpired term.
(e) Before charging a fee to a subscriber of services other than an executive branch
agency, the director shall provide a copy of the schedule of fees to the commission at least 60
days before the day on which the fee is charged.
(f) When modifying a fee, the director shall attempt to provide sufficient notice to the
entities that will be charged the modified fee so that the entities may reflect those fee changes in
the entities' budgets.
(6) (a) The director shall create advisory committees composed of representatives of user
(b) Those advisory committees may recommend policies and practices for the efficient
and effective operation of the division.
(7) Before negotiating a purchase, lease, or rental under Subsection (2) for an amount
that exceeds the value established by policy in accordance with Section 63A-1-110 , the director
(a) conduct an analysis of the needs of executive branch agencies and subscribers of
services and the ability of the proposed information technology or telecommunications services or
supplies to meet those needs; and
(b) for purchases, leases, or rentals not covered by an existing statewide contract, provide
in writing to the chief procurement officer in the Division of Purchasing and General Services
(i) the analysis required in Subsection (7)(a) was completed; and
(ii) based on the analysis, the proposed purchase, lease, rental, or master contract of
services, products, or supplies is practical, efficient, and economically beneficial to the state and
the executive branch agency or subscriber of services.
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