House Bill 72
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Senate Elections & Government Affairs 3/16/23
Awaiting consideration in Committee
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COUNTY BIDDING THRESHOLDS.
This bill raises the public bidding thresholds for procurement of goods, contractual services, professional services and public works contracts by county governments to match the bidding thresholds set forth by the State of Delaware’s Contracting and Purchasing Advisory Council or otherwise set forth by state law. Section 1 of this bill addresses the bidding thresholds set forth in 9 Del C. § 314. First, this bill removes subsection f, which exempted Kent County from subsection a, which will now apply to all counties. Second, this bill grants Sussex County the same power and authority with respect to sole source procurement, emergency needs, contract performance, multiple source contracting as granted to the State under Chapter 69 of Title 29, an authority already granted to the government of New Castle County and Kent County. Finally, this bill grants Sussex County the same power and authority as Kent County and New Castle County to grant contracts without requesting competitive bids and without awarding such contract to the lowest bidder when such contracts are for engineering, legal or other professional services requiring special skills or training. Section 2 of this bill modifies the procedure by which the Financial Officer of Sussex County may award public contracts and aligns it with the procurement procedure set forth in Section 1 of this bill.
Takes effect upon being signed into law
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