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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

PART 5.5. DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES [14600 - 14985.11]

  ( Part 5.5 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371. )
  

CHAPTER 2. Powers and Duties, Generally [14650 - 14717]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371. )
  

ARTICLE 2. State Property [14660 - 14684.1]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 371. )

  
14669.  

(a) The director may hire, lease, lease-purchase, or lease with the option to purchase any real or personal property for the use of any state agency, including the Department of General Services, if he or she deems the hiring or leasing is in the best interests of the state.

(b) The director shall not enter into a lease-purchase agreement that involves office space, unless specifically authorized to do so by the Legislature. The director shall solicit written bids for any lease-purchase that involves office space in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the project is located. All bids received shall be publicly opened and the lease awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. If the director deems the acceptance of the lowest responsible bid is not in the best interest of the state, he or she may reject all bids.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 284, Sec. 3. (AB 1311) Effective January 1, 2010.)