Presentation on theme: "Senator Bill Holtzclaw Alabama 2 nd District Chairman - Joint Legislative Contract Review."— Presentation transcript:
Senator Bill Holtzclaw Alabama 2 nd District Chairman - Joint Legislative Contract Review
Increase Awareness of Contracting Opportunities Ensure “Bang for the Buck” of OUR Tax Dollars General Focus on Federal Sand Box? “Good Old Boys” State Sand Box?
Joint Interim Committee House and Senate Established by legislature in 1984 to oversee contracts prior to award – last step before going to Governor Reviews Services Contracts only Meets first Thursday of each month in Montgomery Subpoena Power/ Can hold contracts for 45 days Accepted Chairmanship position in Nov 2010 re-nominated as Chair in 2012 “Dog and Pony Show” in years past Press generally stopped attending in early 2011
Fears Confirmed - Significant $$$$ Flowing Out Of State $88M Total Awarded $45M Going Out of State Pass Through of Federal Funds Discovered Archaic Advertising of RFPs Non-compete re-awards Abuse of “Sole Source”
Act Passed in 2012 Legislative Session Database On Line Jan 2013 Resistance in State Government Vision is a FedBizOps…a long way to go
ADECA – Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Public Contracts Title 41 (State Government) Chapter 16 (Public Contracts) Other Tips Preferred Bidder 41-16-20 5% on Award Emergency Contracts 29-2-41.1, 41-16-23, 41-16-72(6) Look for Opportunities on Past Agendas Make Office Calls – Build Relationships