Senate Bill 81 History
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
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:
ARTICLE 3. PURCHASING DIVISION.
§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.