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

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Date Published: 02/08/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 333


Introduced by Senator Eggman

February 08, 2021


An act to amend Section 20251 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 333, as introduced, Eggman. San Joaquin Regional Transit District.
The Local Agency Public Construction Act governs contracting by the San Joaquin Regional Transit District for the purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials. The act requires the district, when such an expenditure exceeds $50,000, to make that purchase by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder. The act requires the district to publish notice requesting bids at least once in a newspaper of general circulation.
This bill would increase that competitive bidding threshold to $150,000 and specify that the contract be let to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

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

20251.
 (a) 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 to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
(b) 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) 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.