Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4541Primary Sponsor: HarvinCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Procurement Code, competitive sealed biddingResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryDate Tabled: May 06, 1992Computer Document Number: JIC/6240.HCIntroduced Date: Mar 10, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: May 06, 1992Last History Type: Tabled in CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HarvinType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4541 House May 06, 1992 Tabled in Committee 25 4541 House Mar 10, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 25 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 FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO LOWER FROM FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS THE TOTAL VALUE OF A CONTRACT FOR WHICH NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN TO ALL BIDDERS RESPONDING TO THE AGENCY'S SOLICITATION THAT A CERTAIN BIDDER IS THE LOWEST AND RESPONSIVE BIDDER ON THE CONTRACT.
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. When a contract has a total or potential value in excess of fifty five 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. Sixteen days after notice of intent to award a contract to the lowest responsive bidder, the agency may enter a contract with this bidder in accordance with the bid solicited. A determination of responsibility must be made before award in accordance with Section 11-35-1810."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1992, and applies with respect to bids submitted after June 30, 1992.