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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [71590 - 71760]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 5. Contracts [71720 - 71733]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 2. Central Basin Municipal Water District [71730 - 71733]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 426, Sec. 1. )

71730.
  

(a) For the purposes of this article, “district” means the Central Basin Municipal Water District.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article that the district make better use of the funds it spends on services, that it does not unnecessarily use amendments that limit competitive bidding for its contracts, and that its contract amendments reflect the authorization of the district’s board.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 426, Sec. 1. (SB 953) Effective January 1, 2017.)

71731.
  

(a) The district shall not use sole source contracts unless one of the following conditions is met:

(1) The contract is limited to an emergency circumstance.

(2) The circumstances are that only one vendor can meet the district’s needs.

(b) Before executing a sole source contract, the district shall provide written justification demonstrating the reasons for not competitively bidding the services. The justification shall include all of the following information:

(1) The background of the purchase.

(2) A description of the vendor’s uniqueness.

(3) An explanation of the consequences of not purchasing from the vendor.

(4) Market research to substantiate a lack of competition.

(5) An analysis of pricing and alternatives.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 426, Sec. 1. (SB 953) Effective January 1, 2017.)

71732.
  

The district shall rebid a contract if the district significantly changes the scope of work of the contract. Significant changes include, but are not limited to, changes to the nature of the services or work products.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 426, Sec. 1. (SB 953) Effective January 1, 2017.)

71733.
  

The general manager of the district shall submit a quarterly report to the district’s board detailing all of the district’s contracts, contract amendments, and contract and amendment dollar amounts.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 426, Sec. 1. (SB 953) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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