Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1023Primary Sponsor: ShealyCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Procurement Code, agency not accepting lowest bidResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: BR1/1744.ACIntroduced Date: May 30, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: May 30, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Shealy WilsonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1023 Senate May 30, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-1520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDDING PURSUANT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO REQUIRE AN AGENCY REJECTING A LOWER BID TO FILE A COPY OF THE BID AND AN EXPLANATION OF WHY IT WAS NOT SELECTED WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 11-35-1520(10) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(10) Award. The contract must be awarded with reasonable promptness by written notice. Any bid that meets the specifications of the contract and that is lower than the bid selected must be filed by the agency with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, and the Attorney General's Office and must be accompanied by a statement of the agency explaining why the lower bid was not selected. When a contract has a total or potential value in excess of fifty thousand dollars, notice must be given to all bidders responding to the solicitation as to the agency's determination that a certain bidder is the lowest responsible and responsive bidder whose bid meets the requirements and criteria set forth in the invitation for bids unless there is a compelling reason to reject one or more bids as prescribed by regulation of the board. Notice may be given by first-class mail of this intent to contract to the name and address on the bid documents."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.