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Bill Detail: SB19-135

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Title State Procurement Disparity Study
Status Sent to the Governor (05/13/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • State Government
House Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
B. Buentello (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Rodriguez (D)
A. Williams (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 02/08/2019
Description


To ascertain whether disparities exist between the participation of
historically underutilized businesses and other businesses in the state
procurement system, the bill directs the department of personnel to
contract for a disparity study of the Colorado procurement process and to
make recommendations to address any discrepancies identified by the
study.
The final report including the findings and recommendations from
the study must be provided to the members of the general assembly and
the executive director of the department of personnel (executive director)
no later than December 1, 2020. The bill directs the executive director to
transmit a copy of the final report to the minority business office, which
shall post the report on its official website. In addition, the executive
director is required to include the findings and recommendations from the
study in its report to the applicable house and senate committees of
reference during its hearing pursuant to the State Measurement for
Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act.
The executive director is required to develop a method to track the
number and percentage of all contracts entered into by all principal
departments of the executive branch of state government, institutions of
higher education, and the Colorado commission on higher education that
are awarded during any calendar year to a historically underutilized
business. The executive director is also required to make such
information available on the department of personnel's website.
Any entity that is subject to the disparity study is required to
respond to a request for information in connection with the study as soon
as possible after receiving the request.

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