Code Section Group

Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 7. COMMUNITY COLLEGES [70900 - 88922]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 49. COMMUNITY COLLEGES, EDUCATION FACILITIES [81003 - 82548]

  ( Part 49 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 3. Management and Control of Property [81600 - 81678]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. Contracts [81641 - 81656]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

81641.
  

For the purpose of securing bids or proposals, the governing board of the community college district shall publish at least once a week for two weeks in some newspaper of general circulation published in the district, or if there is no such paper, then in some newspaper of general circulation, circulated in the county, and may post on the district’s Web site or through an electronic portal, a notice calling for bids or proposals, stating the work to be done or materials or supplies to be furnished and the time when and the place where bids or proposals will be opened. Whether or not bids or proposals are opened exactly at the time fixed in the public notice for opening bids or proposals, a bid or proposal shall not be received after that time.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 366, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2016.)

81644.
  

Continuing contracts for work to be done, services to be performed, or for apparatus or equipment to be furnished, sold, built, installed, or repaired for the district, or for materials or supplies to be furnished or sold to the district may be made with an accepted vendor as follows: for work or services, or for apparatus or equipment, not to exceed five years; for materials or supplies, not to exceed three years.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

81645.
  

The governing board of any community college district may contract with a party who has submitted one of the three lowest responsible competitive proposals or competitive bids for the acquisition, procurement, or maintenance of electronic data processing systems and equipment, electronic telecommunications equipment, supporting software, and related materials, goods, and services, in accordance with procedures and criteria established by the governing board.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 138. Effective January 1, 2007.)

81645.5.
  

In addition to utilizing the procedures specified in Article 9 (commencing with Section 81450) of Chapter 2, any community college district may, by direct sale or otherwise, sell to a purchaser any electronic data-processing equipment or other major items of equipment owned by, or to be owned by, the district, if the purchaser agrees to lease the equipment back to the district for use by the district following the sale.

The approval by the governing board of the district of the sale and leaseback shall be given only if the governing board finds, by resolution, that the equipment is data-processing equipment or another major item of equipment within the meaning of this section and that the sale and leaseback is the most economical means for providing electronic data-processing equipment or other major items of equipment to the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 173, Sec. 2.)

81646.
  

Nothing in this code shall preclude the governing board of a community college district from purchasing materials, equipment, supplies, or services under the same terms and conditions as are specified in a contract lawfully awarded by the University of California or the California State University.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 366, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2016.)

81651.
  

The governing board of any community college district may purchase supplementary textbooks, library books, and educational films, audiovisual materials, test materials, workbooks, instructional computer software packages, or periodicals in any amount needed for the operation of the schools of the district without taking estimates or advertising for bids.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1340, Sec. 1. Effective October 2, 1989.)

81653.
  

The governing board of any community college district may purchase from the federal government or any agency thereof any surplus property, as defined in the Surplus Property Act of 1944, in any amount needed for the operation of the schools of the district without taking estimates or advertising for bids.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

81655.
  

Wherever in this code the power to contract is invested in the governing board of the community college district or any member thereof, such power may by a majority vote of the board be delegated to its district superintendent, or to such persons as he may designate, or if there be no district superintendent then to such other officer or employee of the district as the board may designate. Such delegation of power may be limited as to time, money or subject matter or may be a blanket authorization in advance of its exercise, all as the governing board may direct; provided, however, that no contract made pursuant to such delegation and authorization shall be valid or constitute an enforceable obligation against the district unless and until the same shall have been approved or ratified by the governing board, said approval or ratification to be evidenced by a motion of said board duly passed and adopted. In the event of malfeasance in office, the district official invested by the governing board with such power of contract shall be personally liable to the district employing him for any and all moneys of the district paid out as a result of such malfeasance.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

81656.
  

The governing board by majority vote may adopt a rule, delegating to any officer or employee of the district as the board may designate, the authority to purchase supplies, materials, apparatus, equipment, and services. No such rule shall authorize any officer or employee to make any purchases involving an expenditure by the district in excess of the amount specified by Section 20651 of the Public Contract Code. The rule shall prescribe the limits of the delegation as to time, money, and subject matter. All transactions entered into by the officer or employee shall be reviewed by the governing board every 60 days.

In the event of malfeasance in office, the community college district officer or employee invested by the governing board with the power to contract shall be personally liable for any and all moneys of the district paid out as a result of the malfeasance.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 680, Sec. 8.)

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