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Senate Bill No. 81

(By Senators Weeks and Barnes)


[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]


A BILL to amend and reenact §5A-3-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding the expected life of product or commodity as factor in standard specifications for state purchasing contracts.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §5A-3-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
§5A-3-5. Purchasing section standard specifications--Promulgation and adoption by Director; applicable to all purchases.

The Director shall promulgate and adopt standard specifications based on scientific and technical data for appropriate commodities, which shall establish the quality to which such commodities to be purchased and services to be contracted for by the State must conform. Standard specifications shall apply to every future purchase of or contract for the commodities described in the specifications and shall include information relating to the expected life of the product or commodity. The purchases of no spending unit may be exempt from compliance with the standard specifications so established, but the Director whenever he deems it necessary and advisable, may exempt therefrom the purchase of particular items from the standard specifications if it is considered necessary and advisable. The Director shall update the standard specifications, as necessary.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to add the expected life of a product or commodity as a factor in standard specifications for state purchasing contracts and determining the successful bidder.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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