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Contracting For State Services. Senator Bill Holtzclaw Alabama 2 nd District Chairman - Joint Legislative Contract Review. Intent:. Increase Awareness of Contracting Opportunities Ensure “Bang for the Buck” of OUR Tax Dollars General Focus on Federal Sand Box?

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Contracting for state services

Contracting For State Services

Senator Bill Holtzclaw

Alabama 2nd District

Chairman - Joint Legislative Contract Review


Intent

Intent:

  • 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?


Background

Background:

  • 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


First 6 months review

First 6 Months Review…

  • 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”


Solution state rfp database

Solution - State RFP Database

  • Act Passed in 2012 Legislative Session

  • Database On Line Jan 2013

    • Resistance in State Government

  • Vision is a FedBizOps…a long way to go


Al department of finance

AL Department of Finance


Rfp database

RFP Database


Request for proposal search

Request For Proposal Search

http://rfp.alabama.gov/PublicView.aspx


Road map updates monthly

Road Map…Updates Monthly

  • What if I Could Show You A List Of:

    • Contracts That Have Been Awarded

    • The Awarding Agency/Department

    • When Those Contracts Are Up For Re-Award

    • Scope/Type of Work & Dollar Value


Legislative contract review agendas

Legislative Contract Review Agendas

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/joint_committees/contract_review.html


Scroll to bottom of page

…Scroll to Bottom of Page


Example of contract review agenda

Example of Contract Review Agenda

ADECA – Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs


Helpful hints

Helpful Hints

  • 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


Links to websites

Links to Websites

  • Contract Review Agenda

    • http://www.legislature.state.al.us/joint_committees/contract_review.html

  • RFP Database

    • http://rfp.alabama.gov/PublicView.aspx

  • ALISON

    • http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin_UnsupportedBrowser.asp


Questions

Questions?

Senator Bill Holtzclaw

PO Box 1801

Madison AL 35758

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 256-651-5921

Website: www.District2.us


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