Authorizes municipalities to contract for services through contracts let by any other governmental entity.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing municipalities to contract for services through any other governmental entity
Authorizes municipalities and districts to contract for services jointly with federal and any state or other municipality.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1- Amends chapter 497 of the laws of 2013 to allow for municipalities and districts to contract for services jointly with federal and any state or other municipality.
Section 2- Contains the effective date.
Chapter 308 of 2012 and Chapter 487 authorizes municipalities and districts to contract for goods jointly with federal and any state or other municipality.
Cooperative purchasing, also commonly referred to as piggy-backing, is a procurement method whereby if a government agency has already gone through the procurement process and awarded a contract to one or more venders for a particular product or service, the contract can be utilized by other government agencies on the same terms and conditions. Piggy-backing has been proven to reduce administrative and product cost, increase efficiencies and stretch shrinking budgets during difficult times.
Forty-eight states have either explicitly authorized cooperative purchasing or they have enacted a general joint powers statute or intergovernmental cooperation law that permits local public agencies to purchase from cooperative contracts that were solicited by another public agency. New York authorizes cooperative purchasing between New York's local governments and the federal, state or local governments elsewhere in the United States for goods but does not include provisions for cooperative purchasing for services. This bill would amend the General Municipal Law to allow for such cooperative purchasing.
This legislation would provide savings to municipalities through expanding access to cooperative purchasing of services.
This act shall take effect immediately; provided, that the amendments to subdivision 16 of section 103 of the general municipal law, made by section one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such subdivision and shall be deemed repealed therewith
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6520 IN SENATE January 31, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing municipalities to contract for services through any other governmental entity THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 16 of section 103 of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 497 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: 16. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions one, two and three of this section, and section one hundred four of this article, any offi- cer, board or agency of a political subdivision or of any district ther- ein authorized to make purchases of apparatus, materials, equipment or supplies, or to contract for services related to the installation, main- tenance or repair of apparatus, materials, equipment, and supplies, may make such purchases, or may contract for
[such]services [related to the installation, maintenance or repair of apparatus, materials, equipment, and supplies], as may be required by such political subdivision or district therein through the use of a contract let by the United States of America or any agency thereof, any state or any other political subdivision or district therein if such contract was let to the lowest responsible bidder or on the basis of best value in a manner consistent with this section and made available for use by other governmental enti- ties; provided, however, that no political subdivision or district ther- ein, other than a city with a population of one million or more inhabit- ants or any district, board or agency with jurisdiction exclusively therein, may make such purchases or contract for such services through the use of such a contract let on the basis of best value in a manner consistent with this section unless the political subdivision or district shall first adopt a local law, rule, regulation or resolution, as the case may be, pursuant to subdivision one of this section, author- izing the use of best value for awarding purchase contracts.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13263-01-3 S. 6520 2
The authority provided to political subdivisions and districts therein pursuant to this subdivision shall not relieve any obligation of such political subdivision or district therein to comply with any applicable minority and women-owned business enterprise program mandates and the preferred source requirements of section one hundred sixty-two of the state finance law. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, that the amend- ments to subdivision 16 of section 103 of the general municipal law, made by section one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such subdivision and shall be deemed repealed therewith.