Today's Law As Amended


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SB-333 San Joaquin Regional Transit District: procurement.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 20251 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

20251.
 (a) (1)  The purchase of all supplies, equipment, and materials, when the expenditure required exceeds one hundred  fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), ($150,000),  shall be by contract let  let, in the district’s discretion, either  to the lowest responsible bidder. bidder or to a responsible bidder that submits a proposal that provides the best value to the district. 
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “best value” means the overall combination of quality, price, and other elements of a proposal that, when considered together, provide the greatest overall benefit relative to the requirements described in the solicitation requirements.
(b) For the purchase of supplies, equipment, or materials that exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000), but does not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the district shall obtain, to the extent practicable, a minimum of three written or oral quotes that permit the district to compare the prices and terms for the purchase.
(b) (c)  The construction of facilities and works, when the expenditure required exceeds three thousand dollars ($3,000), shall be by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the district may elect to have this construction be governed by Article 3 (commencing with Section 22030) of Chapter 2.
(c) (d)  Notice requesting bids shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation, which publication shall be made at least 10 days before bids are received. The board may reject any and all bids and readvertise in its discretion.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.