STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
PURCHASING BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
67-2807. Joint purchasing agreements — Not-for-profit associations. (1) Political subdivisions may enter into joint purchasing agreements with the state of Idaho or other political subdivisions and may participate in joint purchasing agreements through a joint purchase program established by any not-for-profit association of political subdivisions. Personal property procured pursuant to such joint purchase agreements shall be acquired in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, provided such authority does not preclude or limit political subdivisions from entering into purchase agreements as otherwise provided by statute.
(2) Political subdivisions may participate in a program established by any not-for-profit association of which they become a member to assist such political subdivisions in bidding and negotiating joint purchase contracts and discount purchase agreements. Participation in any such program does not obligate a political subdivision to purchase goods or services through the program or through an agreement negotiated by the program administrator or its board. Political subdivisions shall only be obligated to pay for goods or services where the governing board has approved the purchase. Any not-for-profit association operating such a procurement program shall cause an independent, certified audit of the program to be performed annually. The audit shall be made available to the legislature upon request and a copy shall be made available for public inspection.
[67-2807, added 2005, ch. 213, sec. 37, p. 678.]