SB 218: "An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state procurement and the use of electronic commerce tools; and providing for an effective date."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 218 01 "An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state procurement and the use of 02 electronic commerce tools; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 05 to read: 06 LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. The Alaska State Legislature finds that 07 (1) the fiscal condition of the state requires that any opportunity to reduce 08 state costs in a way that does not directly reduce program delivery must be actively and 09 thoroughly explored; 10 (2) the costs associated with procurement and supply management are 11 significant areas of the state's administrative costs and represent an area of potentially 12 substantial cost savings; 13 (3) as a basic administrative function, procurement and supply management 14 represent appropriate opportunities for achieving cost savings through the use of process
01 management specialists in the private sector; 02 (4) electronic commerce tools offer opportunities to reduce the amount of 03 labor resources required to requisition, procure, and otherwise administer the acquisition of 04 goods and services, as well as to reduce the actual costs of goods and services. 05 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to 06 read: 07 PILOT PROGRAM. (a) The Department of Administration may enter into a pilot 08 program under which the department contracts with a person from the private sector to 09 provide for the delivery of procurement services and electronic commerce tools. 10 (b) The pilot program authorized by (a) of this section may not apply to more than 11 two state departments and two other instrumentalities of the state and may not exceed three 12 years in length. 13 (c) A procurement conducted by the person selected under (a) of this section is not 14 subject to AS 36.30. 15 (d) In this section, "instrumentality of the state" means a state public corporation, a 16 state enterprise, or another administrative unit of state government that handles its 17 procurement and supply management in a manner that is separate from a department of the 18 state. 19 * Sec. 3. Section 2 of this Act is repealed July 1, 2006. 20 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 2003.