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AB-411 Public contracts.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Bill No. 411

Introduced by Assembly Member Lackey

February 19, 2015

An act to amend Section 10290 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.


AB 411, as introduced, Lackey. Public contracts.
Existing law generally requires the Department of General Services to approve state agency contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Existing law defines several terms relating to these contract acquisitions.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provision of law setting forth these definitions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 10290 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

 As used in this chapter: chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Department” means the Department of General Services.
(b) “Director” means the Director of General Services.
(c) “Centralized purchasing” means the purchase for state agencies of materials, supplies, and equipment by the Office of Procurement.
(d) “Goods” means all types of tangible personal property, including materials, supplies, and equipment.
(e) “Office” means the Office of Procurement in the Department of General Services.
(f) “Price schedule” means an agreement between the Office of Procurement and a supplier under which the supplier agrees to accept orders from the office or a state agency for specified goods at set prices for a specified period of time but which does not obligate the office or state agencies to contract for the specified goods from the supplier.
(g) “Regional contract” means a contract of the same type as a statewide contract but applicable only to specified contracting in a particular area or region of the state.
(h) “Statewide contract” means a contract awarded by the Office of Procurement to one or more suppliers for the acquisition of specified goods for a period of time, at a price, and in an amount set forth in the contract.
(i) “Multiple award” means a contract of indefinite quantity for one or more similar goods, information technology, or services to more than one supplier.
(j) “Multiple award schedule” (MAS) is means an agreement established between the General Services Administration of the United States and certain suppliers to do business under specific prices, terms, and conditions for specified goods, information technology, or services.