LD 956
Session - 128th Maine Legislature
C "B", Filing Number S-172, Sponsored by
LR 457
Item 3
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting the following:

‘An Act To Include the Economic Impact on the State as a Factor in the Evaluation of Bids for Certain Service Contracts’

Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §1825-B, sub-§15  is enacted to read:

15 Economic impact considerations.   For the following types of service contracts subject to this subchapter and advertised for competitive bidding, the criteria for scoring proposals must include criteria to evaluate economic impact on the State's economy and revenues:
A Service contracts expected to exceed $100,000 in total value; and
B Printing service contracts expected to exceed $5,000 in total value.

Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.


Central Services - Purchases 0004

Initiative: Provides funds for one Management Analyst II position and related costs to evaluate the economic impact of certain service contracts.

GENERAL FUND 2017-18 2018-19
1.000 1.000
Personal Services
$66,198 $88,264
All Other
$1,500 $1,500
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $67,698 $89,764


This amendment is the minority report of the committee. The amendment strikes the bill and instead requires the use of scoring criteria to evaluate a bid's economic impact on Maine's economy and state revenues for competitively bid service contracts expected to exceed $100,000 in total value and competitively bid printing service contracts expected to exceed $5,000 in total value. The amendment also provides funding to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services for costs associated with the amendment.

(See attached)

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