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HF 2293

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:01am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to the state procurement; establishing program to aggregate purchases of
green products for state agencies; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 16C.


Section 1.

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new text begin (a) The commissioner of administration shall establish a green products aggregation
program for state agencies. The purpose of the program is to create a clearinghouse to
coordinate and arrange sales arrangements and contracts for state agencies and other
participating public bodies to aggregate purchases and place collective orders for green
products and related green services.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall develop standards and procedures for, and create a
directory of, green products and related services with the goal of promoting and enhancing,
among state agencies and other participating public bodies, a green economy, as defined
in section 116J.437. In developing the standards and directory, the commissioner may
consult with the Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security, Pollution Control
Agency, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Natural
Resources, Department of Finance, University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities, and public interest groups.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall:
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new text begin (1) provide procedures for participation in the program;
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new text begin (2) set minimum standards for products to be considered for purchase through
the program, which may include but are not limited to price; quality, maintenance,
and installation standards; timely delivery schedules and arrangements; performance
and reliability ratings; energy and environmental considerations; and any other factors
considered necessary or desirable for participants and the state;
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new text begin (3) set eligibility considerations and requirements and other necessary or usual
financial or business practices or requirements;
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new text begin (4) provide a minimal framework for soliciting or contacting manufacturers or
sellers on behalf of participants; and
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new text begin (5) coordinate purchase agreements on behalf of the state and participants.
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new text begin (d) By February 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the commissioner shall submit a
report to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over energy and the environment
on the activities and results of the program, including but not limited to the number of
participants, the number of purchases made, and any estimated reductions in carbon
emissions, energy savings, conservation improvements, water quality improvements, and
related energy or environmental enhancements.
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