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SENATE BILL NO. 1103
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HIGHWAY DISTRICTS - Amends and adds to existing law to exempt certain
highway district equipment purchases from the requirement for bids; and to
provide that a highway district may purchase equipment at a public auction
if the highway district board of commissioners has made a finding that the
equipment may be purchased at a public auction at a lower price.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1103
BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO HIGHWAY DISTRICT PURCHASES; AMENDING SECTION 40-906, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO EXEMPT CERTAIN EQUIPMENT PURCHASES FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR BIDS;
4 AMENDING CHAPTER 9, TITLE 40, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION
5 40-906A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT A HIGHWAY DISTRICT MAY PURCHASE
6 EQUIPMENT AT A PUBLIC AUCTION IF THE HIGHWAY DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSION-
7 ERS HAS MADE A FINDING THAT THE EQUIPMENT MAY BE PURCHASED AT A PUBLIC
8 AUCTION AT A LOWER PRICE.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
10 SECTION 1. That Section 40-906, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
11 amended to read as follows:
12 40-906. EXPENDITURES FOR WHICH BIDS REQUIRED. Except as otherwise pro-
13 vided in section 40-906A, Idaho Code, w When the expenditure contemplated
14 exceeds five thousand dollars ($5,000), but not twenty-five thousand dollars
15 ($25,000) the district shall obtain price or cost quotations from at least
16 three (3) responsible vendors in the business of supplying such goods or ser-
17 vices. To enhance small business bidding opportunities, the district shall
18 seek a minimum of three (3) price quotations from registered vendors having a
19 significant Idaho economic presence as defined in section 67-2349, Idaho Code.
20 If the district finds that it is impractical or impossible to obtain three (3)
21 quotations for the proposed transaction, the district may acquire the property
22 in any manner the district deems best. The district shall then procure the
23 goods or services from the responsible vendor quoting the lowest price. When
24 the expenditure contemplated exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000),
25 it shall be contracted for and let to the lowest responsible bidder. Where
26 both bids and quality of property offered are the same, preference shall be
27 given to the property of local and domestic production and manufacture or from
28 bidders having a significant Idaho economic presence as defined in section
29 67-2349, Idaho Code.
30 SECTION 2. That Chapter 9, Title 40, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
31 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
32 ignated as Section 40-906A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
33 40-906A. EQUIPMENT PURCHASE AT PUBLIC AUCTION. Notwithstanding the provi-
34 sions of section 40-906, Idaho Code, a highway district may purchase equipment
35 at a public auction if the highway district board of commissioners has made a
36 finding that the price of the equipment to be purchased at a public auction is
37 lower than the price of the equipment on the market.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation creates a new section of Idaho Code section
40-906(A), Title 40, to allow highway district commissioners
to purchase equipment at public auction. In some cases,
equipment may be purchased at a less expensive rate through
a public auction.
None to the General Fund.
Name: Stuart 0. Davis; Executive Director, Idaho Association
of Highway Districts, Inc.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 110