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AB-2149 The Local Agency Public Construction Act: County of San Diego: exemption.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 21, 2014


 Section 20147 is added to the Public Contract Code, to read:

 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, this article shall not apply to a contract entered into by the County of San Diego with a private entity for the delivery of a regional communications system and any related infrastructure to be used by public safety agencies and emergency responders located in the Counties of Imperial and San Diego.
(b) The County of San Diego may use any competitive procurement method to procure the regional communications systems and related infrastructure described in subdivision (a), provided that if the County of San Diego does not use a procurement method otherwise available to it under this article, the procurement shall be a best value procurement. “Best value” means a value determined by evaluation of objective criteria related to price, functional specifications and features, technical specifications and features, implementation plan, life-cycle costs and support, experience, past performance, and fiscal stability. A best value determination may entail selection of the lowest priced technically acceptable proposal or selection of the best proposal for a fixed price established by the procuring agency, or it may consist of a tradeoff between price and other specified factors.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique public safety needs in the County of San Diego.