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Second Substitute S.B. 155

Representative Jim Nielson proposes the following substitute bill:





Chief Sponsor: Benjamin M. McAdams

House Sponsor: Jim Nielson

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends requirements for a local entity to undertake a building improvement or
             11      public works project.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    authorizes a municipality to adopt procedures of Title 63G, Chapter 6, Utah
             15      Procurement Code, with certain exceptions;
             16          .    authorizes a local entity to adopt procedures for certain construction methods; and
             17          .    makes technical corrections.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          11-39-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382

             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 11-39-107 is amended to read:
             28           11-39-107. Procurement code.
             29          (1) This chapter may not be construed to:
             30          (a) prohibit a county or municipal legislative body from adopting the procedures of the
             31      procurement code; or
             32          (b) limit the application of the procurement code to a local district or special service
             33      district.
             34          (2) A local entity may adopt procedures for the following construction contracting
             35      methods:
             36          (a) construction manager/general contractor, as defined in Section 63G-6-103 ; or
             37          (b) a method that requires that the local entity draft a plan, specifications, and an
             38      estimate for the building improvement or public works project.
             39          [(2)] (3) (a) In seeking bids and awarding a contract for a building improvement or
             40      public works project, a county or a municipal legislative body may elect to follow the
             41      provisions of the procurement code, as the county or municipal legislative body considers
             42      appropriate under the circumstances, for specification preparation, source selection, or contract
             43      formation.
             44          (b) A county or municipal legislative body's election to adopt the procedures of the
             45      procurement code may not excuse the county or municipality, respectively, from complying
             46      with the requirements to award a contract for work in excess of the bid limit and to publish
             47      notice of the intent to award.
             48          (c) An election under Subsection [(2)] (3)(a) may be made on a case-by-case basis,
             49      unless the county or municipality has previously adopted the procurement code as permitted by
             50      Subsection 63G-6-104 (3)(e).
             51          (d) The county or municipal legislative body shall:
             52          (i) make each election under Subsection [(2)] (3)(a) in an open meeting; and
             53          (ii) specify in its action the portions of the procurement code to be followed.
             54          [(3)] (4) If the estimated cost of the building improvement or public works project
             55      proposed by a local district or special service district exceeds the bid limit, the governing body
             56      of the local district or special service district may, if it determines to proceed with the building

             57      improvement or public works project, use the competitive procurement procedures of the
             58      procurement code in place of the comparable provisions of this chapter.

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