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2003 House Bill 5376: Revise school and ISD bid request procedures

Public Act 232 of 2004

  1. Introduced by Rep. Bruce Caswell (R) on December 11, 2003, to eliminate an existing requirement that school districts post requests for construction bids in local newspapers, and replace it with a requirement to post the bid information on a state website. The bill would also raise the threshold amount requiring school officials to seek competitive bids on renovations, repairs, or new buildings, from $12,500 to $17,932. This in included with a number of other bills which have been introduced to reform ISDs.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on December 11, 2003.
    • Reported in the House on March 16, 2004, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 16, 2004, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that also extends the public bid request procedures that apply to public schools to Intermediate School districts. It also leaves in place the requirement to place the bid request in a local newspaper. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 16, 2004.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on March 16, 2004, to extend the public bid request procedures that apply to public schools to Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), and require requests for construction bids be posted in on a state website as well as in local newspapers. The bill would also raise the threshold amount requiring school officials to seek competitive bids on renovations, repairs, or new buildings, from $12,500 to $17,932.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 17, 2004.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 17, 2004.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 29, 2004, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 30, 2004, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that also requires bids to disclose any familial relationship existing between the bidder and a school or ISD board member or official. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 30, 2004.
  4. Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on July 1, 2004, to extend the public bid request procedures that apply to public schools to Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), and require requests for construction bids be posted in on a state website as well as in local newspapers. The bill would also require bids to disclose any familial relationship existing between the bidder and a school or ISD board member or official; and raise the threshold amount requiring school officials to seek competitive bids for building and repair projects from $12,500 to $17,932.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on July 6, 2004.
  6. Passed 104 to 0 in the House on July 6, 2004, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which also requires bids to disclose any familial relationship existing between the bidder and a school or ISD board member or official.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on July 21, 2004.

Comments

Why?  by albaby on March 17, 2004 
What is the reason for eliminating the posting of bids in local papers? Not everyone has daily access to a computer. How did you arrive at the magical $17,932 figure and why is it being raised? How will the taxpayers benefit from this legislation?

2003 House Bill 5376 (Revise school and ISD bid request procedures)  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on December 11, 2003, to extend the public bid request procedures that apply to public schools to Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), and require requests for construction bids be posted in on a state website as well as in local newspapers. The bill would also raise the threshold amount requiring school officials to seek competitive bids on renovations, repairs, or new buildings, from $12,500 to $17,932

The vote was 106 in favor, 0 opposed and 3 not voting

(House Roll Call 121 at House Journal 22)

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