Code Section

Public Contract Code - PCC

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [1100 - 22355]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1981, Ch. 306. )
  

PART 2. CONTRACTING BY STATE AGENCIES [10100 - 19150]

  ( Heading of Part 2 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1120, Sec. 6. )
  

CHAPTER 2. State Acquisition of Goods and Services [10290 - 10490]

  ( Heading of Chapter 2 amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 776, Sec. 4. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Competitive Bidding and Other Acquisition Procedures [10300 - 10334]
  ( Heading of Article 3 amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 776, Sec. 9. )

  
10301.  

Except in cases when the agency and the department agree that an article of a specified brand or trade name is the only article that will properly meet the needs of the agency, or in cases where the Department of General Services has made a determination pursuant to Section 10308, all contracts for the acquisition or lease of goods in an amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or a higher amount as established by the director, shall be made or entered into with the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications.

For purposes of determining the lowest bid, the amount of sales tax shall be excluded from the total amount of the bid.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 262. (SB 836) Effective June 27, 2016.)