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SF 2312

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/27/2014 10:39am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; making technical changes; renumbering sections;
eliminating or modernizing antiquated, unnecessary, and obsolete language;
updating existing provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 3.225,
subdivision 2; 14.46, subdivision 4; 16A.126, subdivision 1; 16B.01, subdivision
6; 16B.04, subdivisions 2, 4; 16B.48, subdivision 2; 16C.02, as amended;
16C.03; 16C.04, subdivision 2; 16C.05; 16C.055, subdivision 2; 16C.06, as
amended; 16C.08; 16C.10, as amended; 16C.144, subdivision 5; 16C.25; 16C.26,
subdivision 3; 16C.28; 161.3206; 469.101, subdivision 5a; 471.345, subdivision
16; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 16C.09; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 16B.01, subdivisions 4, 5; 16B.24, subdivision 7; 16B.295; 16B.47;
16B.93, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 16B.94, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4; 16B.95,
subdivisions 1, 2; 16B.96; 16C.03, subdivision 19; 16C.085; 16C.16, subdivision
9; 16C.22; 16C.24; 16C.27, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 16C.32, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

CHANGES TO CHAPTER 16B

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 14.46, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Cost; distribution.

When an agency properly submits a rule, proposed
rule, notice, or other material to the commissioner of administration, the commissioner
must then be accountable for the publication of the same in the State Register. The
commissioner of administration must require each agency which requests the publication
of rules, proposed rules, notices, or other material in the State Register to pay its
proportionate cost of the State Register unless other funds are provided and are sufficient
to cover the cost of the State Register.

The State Register must be offered for public sale at a location centrally located as
determined by the commissioner of administration and at a price as the commissioner of
administration determines. The commissioner of administration must further provide for
the mailing of the State Register to any person, agency, or organization if so requested,
provided that reasonable costs are borne by the requesting party. The supply and expense
appropriation to any state agency is deemed to include funds to purchase the State Register.
deleted text beginTen copies of each issue of the State Register, however, must be provided without cost to
the Legislative Reference Library and ten copies to the State Law Library. One copy must
be provided without cost to a public library in each county seat in the state or, if there is
no public library in a county seat, to a public library in the county as designated by the
county board. The commissioner must advise the recipient libraries of the significance and
content of the State Register and encourage efforts to promote its usage.
deleted text end

The commissioner must make an electronic version of the State Register available
on the Internet free of charge through the North Star information service.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16B.01, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Utility services.

"Utility services" includes telephone, deleted text begintelegraph,deleted text end postal,
electric light, and power service, and all other services required for the maintenance,
operation, and upkeep of buildings and offices.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16B.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Powers and duties, generally.

Subject to other provisions of this chapter,
the commissioner is authorized to:

(1) supervise, control, review, and approve all state contracts and purchasing;

(2) provide agencies with supplies and equipment deleted text beginand operate all central store or
supply rooms serving more than one agency
deleted text end;

(3) investigate and study the management and organization of agencies, and
reorganize them when necessary to ensure their effective and efficient operation;

(4) manage and control state property, real and personal;

(5) maintain and operate all state buildings, as described in section 16B.24,
subdivision 1
;

(6) supervise, control, review, and approve all capital improvements to state
buildings and the capitol building and grounds;

(7) provide central deleted text beginduplicating, printing, anddeleted text end mail facilities;

(8) oversee publication of official documents and provide for their sale;

(9) manage and operate parking facilities for state employees and a central motor
pool for travel on state business;

(10) provide rental space within the capitol complex for a private day care center for
children of state employees. The commissioner shall contract for services as provided
in this chapter;

(11) settle state employee workers' compensation claims; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(12) deleted text beginoperate a state recycling center.deleted text endnew text begin purchase, accept, transfer, warehouse, sell,
distribute, or dispose of surplus property in accordance with state and federal rules and
regulations. The commissioner may charge a fee to cover any expenses incurred in
connection with any of these acts; and
new text end

new text begin (13) provide and manage a central distribution center for federal and state surplus
personal property, as defined in section 16C.23, and may provide and manage a warehouse
facility.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16B.04, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Mission; efficiency.

It is part of the department's mission that within the
department's resources the commissioner shall endeavor to:

(1) prevent the waste deleted text beginor unnecessary spendingdeleted text end of public money;

(2) use innovative fiscal and human resource practices deleted text beginto manage the state's
resources and operate the department as efficiently as possible
deleted text end;

(3) coordinate the department's activities deleted text beginwherever appropriatedeleted text end with deleted text beginthe activities
of
deleted text end other governmental agencies;

(4) use technology deleted text beginwhere appropriatedeleted text end to increase agency productivity, improve
customer service, increase public access to information about government, and increase
public participation in the business of government;

(5) utilize constructive and cooperative labor-management practices to the extent
otherwise required by chapters 43A and 179A;

(6) report to the legislature deleted text beginon the performance of agency operations and the
accomplishment of agency goals in
deleted text end the agency's biennial budget according to section
16A.10, subdivision 1; and

(7) recommend to the legislature deleted text beginappropriatedeleted text end changes in law necessary to carry out
the mission and improve the performance of the department.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16B.48, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Purpose of funds.

Money in the state treasury credited to the general
services revolving fund and money that is deposited in the fund is appropriated annually to
the commissioner for the following purposes:

deleted text begin (1) to operate a central store and equipment service;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end to operate the central mailing service, including purchasing postage and
related items and refunding postage deposits;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end to operate a documents service as prescribed by section 16B.51;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end to provide services for the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of buildings
and grounds managed by the commissioner of administration;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end to operate a materials handling service, including interagency mail and
product delivery, solid waste removal, courier service, equipment rental, and vehicle and
equipment maintenance;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end to provide analytical, statistical, and organizational development services
to state agencies, local units of government, metropolitan and regional agencies, and
school districts;

deleted text begin (7) to operate a records center and provide micrographics products and services;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end to perform services for any other agency. Money may be expended for
this purpose only when directed by the governor. The agency receiving the services
shall reimburse the fund for their cost, and the commissioner shall make the appropriate
transfers when requested. The term "services" as used in this clause means compensation
paid officers and employees of the state government; supplies, materials, equipment,
and other articles and things used by or furnished to an agency; and utility services and
other services for the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of buildings and offices of
the state government; and

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end to operate a state recycling center.

Sec. 6. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) In the next edition of Minnesota Statues, the revisor shall renumber the statutory
section in column A with the section in column B, and make necessary cross-reference
changes consistent with the renumbering:
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin 16B.121
new text end
new text begin 16C.0725
new text end
new text begin 16B.122, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3
new text end
new text begin 16C.073, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3
new text end
new text begin 16B.124
new text end
new text begin 16C.074
new text end
new text begin 16B.126
new text end
new text begin 16C.0745
new text end
new text begin 16B.181
new text end
new text begin 16C.151
new text end
new text begin 16B.483
new text end
new text begin 16C.05, subdivision 2, paragraph (f)
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor shall make changes necessary to correct the punctuation, grammar,
or remaining text required by the renumbered and repealed sections in this article.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 16B.01, subdivisions 4 and 5; 16B.24, subdivision
7; 16B.295; 16B.47; 16B.93, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; 16B.94, subdivisions
1, 2, 3, and 4; 16B.95, subdivisions 1 and 2; and 16B.96,
new text end new text begin are repealed the day following
final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CHANGES TO CHAPTER 16C

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.02, as amended by Laws 2013,
chapter 142, article 3, section 16, is amended to read:


16C.02 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have
the meanings given them, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

deleted text begin Subd. 1a. deleted text end

deleted text begin Accessibility and accessible. deleted text end

deleted text begin "Accessibility" and "accessible" are defined
by the accessibility standards developed and required under section 16E.03, subdivision 9.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Agency.

"Agency" means any state officer, employee, board, commission,
authority, department, entity, or organization of the executive branch of state government.

Unless specifically provided elsewhere in this chapter, agency does not include the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Subd. 3.

Award.

"Award" means a commissioner's written acceptance of a bid or
proposal to provide goods, services,new text begin construction,new text end or utilities.

Subd. 3a.

Best and final offer.

"Best and final offer" means an optional step in
the solicitation process in which responders are requested to improve their response by
methods including, but not limited to, the reduction of cost, clarification or modification of
the response, or the provision of additional information.

Subd. 4.

Best value.

"Best value" describes a result intended in the acquisition of all
goods and services. Price must be one of the evaluation criteria when acquiring goods
and services. Other evaluation criteria may include, but are not limited to, environmental
considerations, quality, and vendor performance. In achieving "best value" strategic
sourcing tools, including but not limited to best and final offers, negotiations, contract
consolidation, product standardization, and mandatory-use enterprise contracts shall be
used at the commissioner's discretion.

deleted text begin Subd. 4a. deleted text end

deleted text begin Best value; construction. deleted text end

deleted text begin For purposes of construction, building,
alteration, improvement, or repair services, "best value" describes the result determined by
a procurement method that considers price and performance criteria, which may include,
but are not limited to:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the quality of the vendor's or contractor's performance on previous projects;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the timeliness of the vendor's or contractor's performance on previous projects;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the level of customer satisfaction with the vendor's or contractor's performance
on previous projects;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) the vendor's or contractor's record of performing previous projects on budget and
ability to minimize cost overruns;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) the vendor's or contractor's ability to minimize change orders;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) the vendor's or contractor's ability to prepare appropriate project plans;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) the vendor's or contractor's technical capacities;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8) the individual qualifications of the contractor's key personnel; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9) the vendor's or contractor's ability to assess and minimize risks.
deleted text end

deleted text begin "Performance on previous projects" does not include the exercise or assertion of a
person's legal rights. This definition does not apply to sections 16C.32, 16C.33, 16C.34,
and 16C.35.
deleted text end

Subd. 5.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of
administration.

new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Competitive proposal. new text end

new text begin "Competitive proposal" means a response to a
request for proposal in which the evaluation criteria upon which an award is based consists
of price and other factors such as vendor qualifications.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5b. new text end

new text begin Construction. new text end

new text begin "Construction" means building construction, alteration
improvements, or repair. Construction does not mean highway construction.
new text end

Subd. 6.

Contract.

"Contract" means any written instrument or electronic document
containing the elements of offer, acceptance, and consideration to which an agency is a
partydeleted text begin, including an amendment to or extension of a contractdeleted text end.

Subd. 6a.

Enterprise procurement.

"Enterprise procurement" means the process
undertaken by the commissioner to leverage economies of scale of multiple end users to
achieve cost savings and other favorable terms in contracts for goods and services.

new text begin Subd. 6b. new text end

new text begin Emergency. new text end

new text begin "Emergency" means a threat to public health, welfare, or
safety that threatens the functioning of government, the protection of property, or the
health or safety of people.
new text end

Subd. 7.

Formal solicitation.

"Formal solicitation" means a solicitation which
requires a sealed response.

new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin General services. new text end

new text begin "General services" means any nonprofessional or
technical services. General services does not include construction.
new text end

Subd. 8.

Goods.

"Goods" means all types of personal property including
commodities, materials, supplies, and equipment.

Subd. 9.

Informal solicitation.

"Informal solicitation" means a solicitation which
does not require a sealed response.

Subd. 10.

Lease.

"Lease" means a contract conveying from one entity to another the
use of real or personal property for a designated period of time in return for payment or
other consideration.

Subd. 10a.

Organizational conflict of interest.

"Organizational conflict of interest"
means that because of existing or planned activities or because of relationships with
other persons:

(1) the vendor is unable or potentially unable to render impartial assistance or
advice to the state;

(2) the vendor's objectivity in performing the contract work is or might be otherwise
impaired; or

(3) the vendor has an unfair advantage.

Subd. 11.

Request for bid or RFB.

"Request for bid" or "RFB" means a solicitation
in which the terms, conditions, and specifications are described and responses are not
subject to negotiation.

Subd. 12.

Request for proposal or RFP.

"Request for proposal" or "RFP" means a
solicitation in which it is not advantageous to set forth all the actual, detailed requirements
at the time of solicitation and responses are negotiated to achieve best value for the state.

Subd. 13.

Resident vendor.

"Resident vendor" means a person, firm, or corporation
that:

(1) is authorized to conduct business in the state of Minnesota on the date a
solicitation for a contract is first advertised or announced. It includes a foreign corporation
duly authorized to engage in business in Minnesota;

(2) has paid unemployment taxes or income taxes in this state during the 12 calendar
months immediately preceding submission of the bid or proposal for which any preference
is sought;

(3) has a business address in the state; and

(4) has affirmatively claimed that status in the bid or proposal submission.

Subd. 14.

Response.

"Response" means the offer received from a vendor in
response to a solicitation. A response includes submissions commonly referred to as
"offers," "bids," "quotes," "proposals," "best and final offers," or "negotiated offers."

Subd. 15.

Sealed.

"Sealed" means a method determined by the commissioner
to prevent the contents being revealed or known before the deadline for submission of
responses.

deleted text begin Subd. 16. deleted text end

deleted text begin Service contract. deleted text end

deleted text begin "Service contract" means a contract for any
nonprofessional or technical services.
deleted text end

Subd. 17.

Services.

"Services" means, unless otherwise indicated, both professional
or technical services and service performed under a new text begingeneral new text endservice contract.

Subd. 18.

Single source.

"Single source" means an acquisition where, after a
search, only one supplier is determined to be reasonably available for the required product,
service, or construction item.

Subd. 19.

Solicitation.

"Solicitation" means the process used to communicate
procurement requirements and to request responses from interested vendors. A solicitation
may be, but is not limited to, a request for bid and request for proposal.

deleted text begin Subd. 20. deleted text end

deleted text begin Strategic sourcing. deleted text end

deleted text begin "Strategic sourcing" means methods used to analyze
and reduce spending on goods and services, including but not limited to spend analysis,
product standardization, contract consolidation, negotiations, multiple jurisdiction
purchasing alliances, reverse and forward auctions, life-cycle costing, and other techniques.
deleted text end

Subd. 21.

Vendor.

"Vendor" means a business, including a construction contractor
or a natural person, and includes both if the natural person is engaged in a business.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.03, is amended to read:


16C.03 COMMISSIONER'S AUTHORITY; POWERS AND DUTIES.

Subdivision 1.

Scope.

The commissioner's authority in this section applies to an
agency and is subject to other provisions of this chapter and chapter 16B. Unless otherwise
provided, the provisions in this chapter and chapter 16B do not apply to the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities.

Subd. 2.

Rulemaking authority.

new text begin(a) new text endSubject to chapter 14, the commissioner may
adopt rules, consistent with this chapter and chapter 16B, relating to the following topics:

(1) procurement process including solicitations and responses to solicitations, bid
security, vendor errors, opening of responses, award of contracts, tied bids, and award
protest process;

(2) contract performance and failure to perform;

(3) authority to debar or suspend vendors, and reinstatement of vendors;

(4) contract cancellation;

(5) procurement from rehabilitation facilities;

(6) organizational conflicts of interest; and

(7) surplus property acquisition, distribution, and disposal.

new text begin (b) Minnesota Rules, parts 1230.0100 to 1230.4300, adopted under chapter 16B,
govern under this chapter until amended, repealed, or superseded by rules adopted under
chapter 16B or this chapter. In the event rules adopted under chapter 16B conflict with
provisions of this chapter, this chapter governs.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Acquisition authority.

The commissioner shall acquire all goods,new text begin general
new text end services,new text begin building construction,new text end and utilities needed by agencies. deleted text beginThe commissioner shall
acquire goods, services, and utilities by requests for bids, requests for proposals, reverse
auctions as provided in section 16C.10, subdivision 7, or other methods provided by
law, unless a section of law requires a particular method of acquisition to be used. The
commissioner shall make all decisions regarding acquisition activities. The determination
of the acquisition method and all decisions involved in the acquisition process, unless
otherwise provided for by law, shall be based on best value which includes an evaluation
of price and may include other considerations including, but not limited to, environmental
considerations, quality, and vendor performance. A best value determination must be
based on the evaluation criteria detailed in the solicitation document. If criteria other than
price are used, the solicitation document must state the relative importance of price and
other factors. Any or all responses may be rejected. When using the request for bid
process, the bid must be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, taking
into consideration conformity with the specifications, terms of delivery, the purpose for
which the contract or purchase is intended, the status and capability of the vendor, and
other considerations imposed in the request for bids. The commissioner may decide
which is the lowest responsible bidder for all purchases and may use the principles
of life-cycle costing, where appropriate, in determining the lowest overall bid. The
duties set forth in this subdivision are subject to delegation pursuant to this section.
deleted text endnew text begin The
commissioner shall conduct all contracting by, for, and between agencies and perform
all contract management and review functions for contracts, except those functions
specifically delegated to be performed by the contracting agency, the attorney general, or
as otherwise provided for by law.
new text end

Subd. 3a.

Acquisition authority;new text begin best valuenew text end construction contracts.

deleted text beginFor all
building and construction contracts, the commissioner shall award contracts pursuant to
section 16C.28, and "best value" shall be defined and applied as set forth in sections
16C.02, subdivision 4a, and 16C.28, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), and
paragraph (c). The duties set forth in this subdivision are subject to delegation pursuant to
this section.
deleted text end The commissioner deleted text beginshall establish procedures for developing and awarding
best value requests for proposals for construction projects. The criteria to be used
to evaluate the proposals must be included in the solicitation document and must be
evaluated in an open and competitive manner
deleted text endnew text begin is authorized to award construction contracts
based on best value pursuant to section 16C.28
new text end.

Subd. 4.

deleted text beginContracting authoritydeleted text endnew text begin Enterprise contractsnew text end.

deleted text beginThe commissioner shall
conduct all contracting by, for, and between agencies and perform all contract management
and review functions for contracts, except those functions specifically delegated to be
performed by the contracting agency, the attorney general, or otherwise provided for by
law.
deleted text end The commissioner may require that agency staff participate in the development of
enterprise procurements deleted text beginincluding the development of product standards, the application
of accessibility standards, specifications, and other requirements
deleted text end.

Subd. 4a.

Commissioner approval.

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, deleted text beginafter
January 1, 2002,
deleted text end any contract entered into by the Department of Transportation must be
approved by the commissionerdeleted text begin, unless the commissioner has delegated approval authority
to the Department of Transportation under subdivision 16
deleted text end.

Subd. 5.

Amendments, cancellations, and deleted text beginappealsdeleted text endnew text begin protestsnew text end.

The commissioner
shalldeleted text begin, in addition to the duties set forth in subdivisions 3 and 4,deleted text end make all decisions
regardingnew text begin agencynew text end amendments, cancellations, and deleted text beginappeals of all agency acquisition
activities unless the duties are delegated pursuant to this section
deleted text endnew text begin protestsnew text end.

Subd. 6.

Lease and installment purchases.

The commissioner is authorized
to enter into lease purchases or installment purchases for periods not exceeding the
anticipated useful life of the items acquired unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Subd. 7.

Lease, rental, and installment agreements.

The commissioner is
authorized to enter into lease, lease purchase, rental, or installment agreements for the use
or acquisition, whichever is applicable, of real or personal property.

Subd. 8.

Policy and procedures.

The commissioner is authorized to issue policies,
procedures, and standards applicable to all acquisition activities by and for agencies.
deleted text beginConsistent with the authority specified in this chapter, the commissioner shall develop
and implement policies, procedures, and standards ensuring the optimal use of strategic
sourcing techniques.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 9. deleted text end

deleted text begin Employee purchasing. deleted text end

deleted text begin The commissioner is authorized to enter into
contracts under which a vendor agrees to sell computer equipment and related products to
state employees, for their own use related to work, at contract prices. Employees may
make only one purchase under this subdivision. Under no circumstances shall the state
be liable for purchases made under this subdivision. The provisions of section 43A.38,
subdivisions 4 and 5, clause (1), do not apply to this subdivision.
deleted text end

Subd. 10.

Cooperative purchasing.

The commissioner is authorized to enter into
a cooperative purchasing agreement for the provision of goods, services,new text begin construction,
new text end and utilities deleted text beginwith one or more other states or governmental units, as described in section
471.59, subdivision 1; entities defined in section 16C.23, subdivision 1; a registered
combined charitable organization and its affiliated agencies as defined by section 43A.50; a
charitable organization defined in section 309.50, subdivision 4, that is also a recipient of a
state grant or contract; or a nonprofit community health clinic defined in section 145.9268.
The commissioner is authorized to enter into cooperative purchasing agreements for the
purchase of goods, services, and utilities with health care facilities that are required to
provide indigent care or any entity recognized by another state's statutes as authorized to
use that state's commodity or service contracts
deleted text endnew text begin in accordance with section 16C.105new text end.

deleted text begin Subd. 11. deleted text end

deleted text begin Surplus property. deleted text end

deleted text begin The commissioner is authorized to purchase, accept,
transfer, warehouse, sell, distribute, or dispose of surplus property in accordance with
state and federal rules and regulations. The commissioner may charge a fee to cover any
expenses incurred in connection with any of these acts.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 12. deleted text end

deleted text begin Central distribution center. deleted text end

deleted text begin The commissioner is authorized to provide
and manage a central distribution center for federal and state surplus personal property, as
defined in section 16C.23, and may provide and manage a warehouse facility.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 13. deleted text end

deleted text begin Central stores. deleted text end

deleted text begin The commissioner is authorized to provide agencies
with supplies and equipment and operate all central stores and supply rooms serving
more than one agency.
deleted text end

Subd. 14.

Provision of goods, services, and utilities.

The commissioner has the
authority to provide goods, services, and utilities under this chapter to state legislative
and judicial branch agencies, political subdivisions, the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, the University of Minnesota, and federal government agencies.

Subd. 15.

Reimbursement for goods, services, and utilities.

The commissioner
is authorized to charge a fee to cover costs and expenses associated with operating a
revolving fund or an enterprise fund to acquire goods, services,new text begin construction,new text end and utilities.
The fees are appropriated to the commissioner to administer and manage the programs
and facilities covered under this section.

Subd. 16.

Delegation of duties.

The commissioner may delegate duties imposed by
this chapter to the head of an agency and to any subordinate of the agency head. deleted text beginDelegated
duties shall be exercised in the name of the commissioner and under the commissioner's
direct supervision and control. A delegation of duties may include, but is not limited to,
allowing individuals within agencies to acquire goods, services, and utilities within dollar
limitations and for designated types of acquisitions. Delegation of contract management
and review functions must be filed with the secretary of state and may not, except with
respect to delegations within the Department of Administration, exceed two years in
duration. The commissioner may withdraw any delegation at the commissioner's sole
discretion. The commissioner may require an agency head or subordinate to accept
delegated responsibility to procure goods or services intended for the exclusive use of the
agency receiving the delegation.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 17. deleted text end

deleted text begin Contract extension. deleted text end

deleted text begin The term of a contract may be extended for a
time longer than the time specified in this chapter, up to a total term of ten years, if
the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of management and budget,
determines that the contractor will incur upfront costs under the contract that cannot be
recovered within a two-year period and that will provide cost savings to the state and that
these costs will be amortized over the life of the contract.
deleted text end

Subd. 18.

Contracts with foreign vendors.

(a) The commissioner and other
agencies to which this section applies and the legislative branch of government shall,
subject to paragraph (d), cancel a contract for goods or services from a vendor or an
affiliate of a vendor or suspend or debar a vendor or an affiliate of a vendor from future
contracts upon notification from the commissioner of revenue that the vendor or an
affiliate of the vendor has not registered to collect the sales and use tax imposed under
chapter 297A on its sales in Minnesota or to a destination in Minnesota. This subdivision
shall not apply to state colleges and universities, the courts, and any agency in the judicial
branch of government. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "affiliate" means any
person or entity that is controlled by, or is under common control of, a vendor through
stock ownership or other affiliation.

(b) Beginning January 1, 2006, each vendor or affiliate of a vendor selling goods or
services, subject to tax under chapter 297A, to an agency or the legislature must provide
its Minnesota sales and use tax business identification number, upon request, to show that
the vendor is registered to collect Minnesota sales or use tax.

(c) The commissioner of revenue shall periodically provide to the commissioner
and the legislative branch a list of vendors who have not registered to collect Minnesota
sales and use tax and who are subject to being suspended or debarred as vendors or having
their contracts canceled.

(d) The provisions of this subdivision may be waived by the commissioner or the
legislative branch when the vendor is the single source of such goods or services, in the
event of an emergency, or when it is in the best interests of the state as determined by the
commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of revenue. Such consultation is not
a disclosure violation under chapter 270B.

deleted text begin Subd. 19. deleted text end

deleted text begin Training. deleted text end

deleted text begin Any personnel administering procurement procedures for a
user of best value procurement or any consultant retained by a local unit of government to
deleted text end deleted text begin prepare or evaluate solicitation documents must be trained, either by the department or
through other training, in the request for proposals process for best value contracting for
construction projects. The commissioner may establish a training program for state and
local officials, and vendors and contractors, on best value procurement for construction
projects, including those governed by section 16C.28. If the commissioner establishes
such a training program, the state may charge a fee for providing training.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Workers' compensation insurance. new text end

new text begin If a potential vendor provides
evidence that it has purchased workers' compensation insurance from an insurance
company domiciled outside of Minnesota that is rated in financial size category of VI or
better, the commissioner may not exclude the potential vendor from entering into a state
contract based on its workers' compensation coverage.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Conflict of interest policy development.

(a) The commissioner must
develop policies regarding code of ethics and conflict of interest designed to prevent
conflicts of interest for employees involved in the acquisition of goods, services,
new text begin construction,new text end and utilities or the award and administration of grant contracts. The policies
must apply to employees who are directly or indirectly involved in the acquisition of goods,
services, and utilities, developing requests for proposals, evaluating bids or proposals,
awarding the contract, selecting the final vendor, drafting and entering into contracts,
evaluating performance under these contracts, and authorizing payments under the contract.

(b) The policies must contain a process for making employees aware of policy and
laws relating to conflict of interest, and for training employees on how to avoid and deal
with potential conflicts.

(c) The policies must contain a process under which an employee who has a conflict
of interest or a potential conflict of interest must disclose the matter, and a process under
which work on the contract may be assigned to another employee if possible.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.05, is amended to read:


16C.05 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT; VALIDITY AND REVIEW.

Subdivision 1.

Agency cooperationnew text begin and delegationnew text end.

Agencies shall fully cooperate
with the commissioner in thenew text begin creation,new text end managementnew text begin,new text end and deleted text beginreviewdeleted text endnew text begin oversightnew text end of state
contracts deleted text beginand in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing techniquesdeleted text end.
new text begin Authority delegated to agencies shall be exercised in the name of the commissioner and
under the commissioner's direct supervision and control. A delegation of duties may
include, but is not limited to, allowing individuals within agencies to acquire goods,
services, construction, and utilities within dollar limitations and for designated types
of acquisitions. Delegation of contract management and review functions must be
filed with the secretary of state. The commissioner may withdraw any delegation at
the commissioner's sole discretion. The commissioner may require an agency head or
subordinate to accept delegated responsibility to procure goods, services, or construction
intended for the exclusive use of the agency receiving the delegation.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Creation and validity of contracts.

(a) A contract deleted text beginisdeleted text end new text beginand amendments are
new text endnot valid and the state is not bound by deleted text beginitdeleted text endnew text begin themnew text end and no agency, without the prior written
approval of the commissioner granted pursuant to subdivision 2a, may authorize work to
begin on deleted text beginitdeleted text endnew text begin themnew text end unless:

(1) deleted text beginit hasdeleted text endnew text begin they havenew text end first been executed by the head of the agency or a delegate who
is a party to the contract;

(2) deleted text beginit hasdeleted text endnew text begin they havenew text end been approved by the commissioner; and

(3) the accounting system shows an encumbrance for the amount of the contract
liability, except as allowed by policy approved by the commissioner and commissioner of
management and budget for routine, low-dollar procurements.

deleted text begin (b) The combined contract and amendments must not exceed five years without
specific, written approval by the commissioner according to established policy, procedures,
and standards, or unless otherwise provided for by law. The term of the original contract
must not exceed two years unless the commissioner determines that a longer duration is
in the best interest of the state.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Grants, interagency agreements, purchase orders, work orders, and annual
plans need not, in the discretion of the commissioner and attorney general, require the
signature of the commissioner and/or the attorney general. A signature is not required
for work orders and amendments to work orders related to Department of Transportation
contracts. Bond purchase agreements by the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority do not
require the approval of the commissioner.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Amendments to contracts must entail tasks that are substantially similar to
those in the original contract or involve tasks that are so closely related to the original
contract that it would be impracticable for a different contractor to perform the work. The
commissioner or an agency official to whom the commissioner has delegated contracting
authority under section 16C.03, subdivision 16, must determine that an amendment would
serve the interest of the state better than a new contract and would cost no more.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d) A record must be kept of all responses to solicitations, including names
of bidders and amounts of bids or proposals.
new text end A fully executed copy of every contract,
amendments to the contract, and performance evaluations relating to the contract must be
kept on file at the contracting agency for a time equal to that specified for contract vendors
and other parties in subdivision 5.new text begin These records are open to public inspection, subject to
section 13.591 and other applicable law.
new text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The attorney general must periodically review and evaluate a sample of state
agency contracts to ensure compliance with laws.

new text begin (f) Before executing a contract or license agreement involving intellectual property
developed or acquired by the state , a state agency shall seek review and comment from
the attorney general on the terms and conditions of the contract or agreement.
new text end

Subd. 2a.

Emergency authorization.

The commissioner may grant an agency
approval to authorize work to begin on a contract prior to the full execution of the contract
in the event of an emergency as defined in section 16C.10, subdivision 2.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Exception. deleted text end

deleted text begin The requirements of subdivision 2 do not apply to contracts
of the Department of Employment and Economic Development distributing state and
federal funds for the purpose of subcontracting the provision of program services to
eligible recipients. For these contracts, the commissioner of employment and economic
development is authorized to directly enter into agency contracts and encumber available
funds. For contracts distributing state or federal funds pursuant to the federal Workforce
Investment Act, United States Code, title 29, section 2911 et seq., or section 116L.17, the
commissioner of employment and economic development in consultation with the Job
Skills Partnership Board is authorized to directly enter into agency contracts and encumber
available funds to ensure a rapid response to the needs of dislocated workers. The
commissioner of employment and economic development shall adopt internal procedures
to administer and monitor funds distributed under these contracts. This exception
also applies to any contracts entered into by the commissioner of education that were
previously entered into by the commissioner of employment and economic development.
deleted text end

Subd. 4.

Contract administration.

A contracting agency shall diligently administer
and monitor any contract it has entered intodeleted text begin, pursuant to a delegation of duties from the
commissioner
deleted text end. The commissioner may require an agency to report to the commissioner at
any time on the status of any contracts to which the agency is a party.

Subd. 5.

Subject to audit.

A contract or any pass-through disbursement of public
funds to a vendor of goods or services or a grantee made by or under the supervision of
the commissioner or any county or unit of local government must include, expressed or
implied, an audit clause that provides that the books, records, documents, and accounting
procedures and practices of the vendor or other party, that are relevant to the contract
or transaction, are subject to examination by the contracting agency and either the
legislative auditor or the state auditor, as appropriate, for a minimum of six years. If the
contracting agency is a local unit of government, and the governing body of the local unit
of government requests that the state auditor examine the books, records, documents,
and accounting procedures and practices of the vendor or other party pursuant to this
subdivision, the contracting agency shall be liable for the cost of the examination. If the
contracting agency is a local unit of government, and the grantee, vendor, or other party
requests that the state auditor examine all books, records, documents, and accounting
procedures and practices related to the contract, the grantee, vendor, or other party that
requested the examination shall be liable for the cost of the examination. An agency
contract made for purchase, lease, or license of software and data from the state is not
required to contain this audit clause.

Subd. 6.

Authority of attorney general.

The attorney general may pursue remedies
available by law to avoid the obligation of an agency to pay under a contract or to
recover payments made if services performed or goods received under the contract are so
unsatisfactory, incomplete, or inconsistent that payment would involve unjust enrichment.
The contrary opinion of the contracting agency does not affect the power of the attorney
general under this subdivision.

Subd. 7.

Contracts with Indian tribes and bands.

Notwithstanding any other law,
an agency may not require an Indian tribe or band to deny its sovereignty as a requirement
or condition of a contract with an agency.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.055, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Restriction.

deleted text beginAfter July 1, 2002,deleted text end An agency may not enter into a contract or
otherwise agree with a nongovernmental entity to receive total nonmonetary consideration
valued at more than $100,000 annually in exchange for the agency providing nonmonetary
consideration, unless such an agreement is specifically authorized by law. This subdivision
does not apply to the State Lottery or private aquaculture businesses involved in state
stocking contracts.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.06, as amended by Laws 2013, chapter
142, article 3, section 17, is amended to read:


16C.06 deleted text beginACQUISITIONSdeleted text endnew text begin PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTSnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginPublication requirementsdeleted text endnew text begin Public notice required over $25,000new text end.

deleted text begin Noticesdeleted text endnew text begin Unless otherwise required by law, public noticenew text end of solicitationsnew text begin is requirednew text end for
deleted text beginacquisitionsdeleted text endnew text begin all purchases for goods and general services, professional and technical
services contracts, and construction
new text end estimated to be more than $25,000, or $100,000 in the
case of deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end Department of Transportation deleted text beginacquisition, must be publicized in a manner
designated by the commissioner. To the extent practical, this must include posting on
a state Web site
deleted text endnew text begin. The manner of publication shall be designated by the commissioner.
Notice requirements for procurement transactions $25,000 and under shall be determined
by the commissioner
new text end.

Subd. 2.

Solicitation process.

(a) A formal solicitation must be used to acquire
all goods, service contracts, and utilities estimated at or more than $50,000, or in the
case of a Department of Transportation solicitation, at or more than $100,000, unless
otherwise provided for. deleted text beginAll formal responses must be sealed when they are received and
must be made publicly available as required by section 13.591.
deleted text end Formal responses must be
authenticated by the responder in a manner specified by the commissioner.

(b) An informal solicitation may be used to acquire all goods, service contracts,
and utilities that are estimated at less than $50,000, or in the case of a Department of
Transportation solicitation, at or less than $100,000. The number of vendors required to
receive solicitations may be determined by the commissioner. Informal responses must be
authenticated by the responder in a manner specified by the commissioner.

deleted text begin Subd. 3a. deleted text end

deleted text begin Information in bids and proposals. deleted text end

deleted text begin Data relating to bids and proposals
are governed by section 13.591.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Term of contracts. new text end

new text begin (a) For goods, general services, and building
construction, the combined contract and amendments must not exceed five years
without specific, written approval by the commissioner according to established policy,
procedures, and standards, or unless otherwise provided for by law. The term of the
original contract must not exceed two years unless the commissioner determines that a
longer duration is in the best interest of the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) For professional or technical services, the combined contract and amendments
must not exceed five years, unless otherwise provided for by law. The term of the original
contract must not exceed two years unless the commissioner determines that a longer
duration is in the best interest of the state.
new text end

new text begin (c) The term of a contract may be extended for a time longer than the time specified
in this section, up to a total term of ten years, if the commissioner, in consultation with
the commissioner of management and budget, determines that the contractor will incur
upfront costs under the contract that cannot be recovered within a two-year period and
that will provide cost savings to the state and that these costs will be amortized over the
life of the contract.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner is authorized to enter into or approve a written agreement
not to exceed 31 years with a district heating or cooling utility that will specify, but not
be limited to, the appropriate terms and conditions for the interchange of district heating
or cooling services.
new text end

Subd. 4.

Multiple awards.

The commissioner may award a contract to more than
one vendor if, in the opinion of the commissioner, it is in the best interest of the state.

deleted text begin Subd. 5. deleted text end

deleted text begin State as responder. deleted text end

deleted text begin The head of an agency, in consultation with the
requesting agency and the commissioner, may respond to a solicitation or request if the
goods and services meet the needs of the requesting agency and provide the state with
the best value. When an agency responds to a solicitation, all work product relating to
the response is classified by section 13.591, subdivision 4.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Awards.

new text begin (a) Contract awards shall be made utilizing requests for bids,
requests for proposals, reverse auctions as provided in section 16C.10, subdivision 7, or
other methods provided by law, unless a section of law requires a particular method of
acquisition to be used. The determination of the acquisition method and all decisions
involved in the acquisition process, unless otherwise provided for by law, shall be
determined by the commissioner. The commissioner is authorized to utilize tools, including
but not limited to contract consolidation, product standardization, and mandatory-use
enterprise contracts to the extent determined to be in the best interest of the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endAwardsnew text begin based on competitive proposalsnew text end must deleted text beginbe based on best value, which
includes
deleted text endnew text begin includenew text end an evaluation of pricedeleted text begin,deleted text end and deleted text beginmay includedeleted text end other considerations deleted text beginincluding,
but not limited to
deleted text end,new text begin such asnew text end environmental considerations, quality, and vendor performance.
deleted text beginIf criteria other than price are used,deleted text end The solicitation documentnew text begin used to obtain competitive
proposals
new text end must state the relative importance of price andnew text begin thenew text end other factors.

new text begin (c) Awards based on a low bid process must be made to the lowest responsive and
responsible bidder, taking into consideration conformity with the specifications, terms of
delivery, the purpose for which the contract or purchase is intended, the status and capability
of the vendor, and other considerations imposed in the request for bids. The commissioner
may decide which is the lowest responsible bidder for all purchases and may use the
principles of life-cycle costing, where appropriate, in determining the lowest overall bid.
new text end

Subd. 7.

Other states with resident preference.

Acquisition of goods and services
must be awarded according to the provisions of this chapter except that a resident vendor
shall be allowed a preference over a nonresident vendor from a state that gives or requires
a preference to vendors from that state. The preference shall be equal to the preference
given or required by the state of the nonresident vendor.

Subd. 8.

Federally funded projects exempt.

Subdivision 7 does not apply to a
contract for any project in which federal funds are expended.

Subd. 9.

Rejection.

At the discretion of the commissioner, any or all responses may
be rejected if it is determined to be in the best interest of the state.

Subd. 10.

Preferences not cumulative.

The preferences provided for under
subdivision 7 and sections 16B.121 and 16C.16 are not cumulative. The total percentage
of preference granted on a contract may not exceed the highest percentage of preference
allowed for that contract under any one of these statutory sections.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.08, is amended to read:


16C.08 PROFESSIONAL OR TECHNICAL SERVICES.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For the purposes of this section, "professional or
technical services" means services that are intellectual in character, including consultation,
analysis, evaluation, prediction, planning, programming, or recommendation, and result in
the production of a report or the completion of a task. Professional or technical contracts
do not include the provision of supplies or materials except by the approval of the
commissioner or except as incidental to the provision of professional or technical services.

Subd. 1a.

Enterprise procurement.

Notwithstanding section 15.061 or any
other law, the commissioner shall, to the fullest extent practicable, conduct enterprise
procurements that result in the establishment of professional or technical contracts for
use by multiple state agencies. The commissioner is authorized to mandate use of any
contract entered into as a result of an enterprise procurement process. Agencies shall fully
cooperate in the development and use of contracts entered into under this section.

Subd. 2.

Duties of contracting deleted text beginagencydeleted text endnew text begin agenciesnew text end.

deleted text begin (a) Before an agency may seek
approval of a professional or technical services contract valued in excess of $5,000, it
must provide the following:
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deleted text begin (1) a description of how the proposed contract or amendment is necessary and
reasonable to advance the statutory mission of the agency;
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deleted text begin (2) a description of the agency's plan to notify firms or individuals who may be
available to perform the services called for in the solicitation;
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deleted text begin (3) a description of the performance measures or other tools, including accessibility
measures if applicable, that will be used to monitor and evaluate contract performance; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) an explanation detailing, if applicable, why this procurement is being pursued
unilaterally by the agency and not as an enterprise procurement.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) In addition to paragraph (a), the agency must certify thatdeleted text endnew text begin The following applies
to all contracts for professional or technical services
new text end:

(1) nonew text begin contract shall be entered into if anew text end current statenew text begin agencynew text end employee is able and
available to perform the services called for by the contract;

(2) deleted text beginthe normal competitive bidding mechanisms will not provide for adequate
performance of the services
deleted text endnew text begin unless otherwise authorized by law, a competitive proposal
process shall be used to acquire professional or technical services. A competitive bidding
process shall not be utilized to acquire professional or technical services
new text end;

deleted text begin (3) reasonable efforts will be made to publicize the availability of the contract to
the public;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) the agency will develop and implement a written plan providing for the
assignment of
deleted text endnew text begin (3) agencies shall assignnew text end specific agency personnel to manage deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin each
new text end contractdeleted text begin, including a monitoring and liaison function, the periodic review of interim
reports or other indications of past performance, and the ultimate utilization of the final
product of the services
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (5) the agency willdeleted text endnew text begin (4) agencies shallnew text end not allow deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anew text end contractor to begin work before
the contract is fully executed unless an exception under section 16C.05, subdivision 2a,
has been granted by the commissioner and funds are fully encumbered;

deleted text begin (6) thedeleted text endnew text begin (5) anew text end contract deleted text beginwilldeleted text endnew text begin shallnew text end not establish an employment relationship between the
state or the agency and any persons performing under the contract;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end in the event the results of the contract work will be carried out or continued
by state employees upon completion of the contract, the contractor is required to include
state employees in development and training, to the extent necessary to ensure that after
completion of the contract, state employees can perform any ongoing work related to the
same function; deleted text beginand
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deleted text begin (8) the agency willdeleted text endnew text begin (7) agencies shallnew text end not contract out deleted text beginitsdeleted text endnew text begin theirnew text end previously eliminated
jobs for four years without first considering the same former employees who are on the
seniority unit layoff list who meet the minimum qualifications determined by the agencydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (c) A contract establishes an employment relationship for purposes of paragraph (b),
clause (6), if, under federal laws governing the distinction between an employee and an
independent contractor, a person would be considered an employee.
deleted text end

new text begin (8) the contractor and agents must not be employees of the state;
new text end

new text begin (9) a professional or technical services contract must by its terms permit the
commissioner to unilaterally terminate the contract prior to completion, upon payment
of just compensation, if the commissioner determines that further performance under the
contract would not serve agency purposes; and
new text end

new text begin (10) the terms of a contract must provide that no more than 90 percent of the amount
due under the contract may be paid until the final product has been reviewed by the head
of the agency entering into the contract and the head of the agency has certified that the
contractor has satisfactorily fulfilled the terms of the contract, unless specifically excluded
or modified in writing by the commissioner. This clause does not apply to contracts for
professional services as defined in sections 326.02 to 326.15.
new text end

Subd. 3.

deleted text beginProcedure fordeleted text endnew text begin Review ofnew text end professional or technical services deleted text begincontracts
deleted text endnew text begin transactionsnew text end.

Before deleted text beginapprovingdeleted text endnew text begin issuing notice ofnew text end a proposed contract for professional or
technical servicesnew text begin in excess of $25,000new text end, the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin agencynew text end must deleted text begindetermine, at
least, that
deleted text endnew text begin provide the solicitation document along with the following for review and
approval by the commissioner
new text end:

(1)new text begin a certification thatnew text end all provisions of subdivision 2 and section 16C.16 have been
verified or complied with;

(2) deleted text beginthe agency has demonstrateddeleted text endnew text begin a description demonstratingnew text end that the work to be
performed under the contract is necessary to the agency's achievement of its statutory
responsibilities and there is statutory authority to enter into the contract;

deleted text begin (3) the contractor and agents are not employees of the state;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) the contracting agency has specified a satisfactory method of evaluating and
using the results of the work to be performed; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) the combined contract and amendments will not exceed five years, unless
otherwise provided for by law. The term of the original contract must not exceed two years
unless the commissioner determines that a longer duration is in the best interest of the state.
deleted text end

new text begin (3) a description of the agency's plan to notify firms or individuals who may be
available to perform the services called for in the solicitation;
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of the performance measures or other tools that will be used to
monitor and evaluate contractor performance; and
new text end

new text begin (5) a description of the procurement method to be utilized to address accessibility
standards for technology services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Single source requests. new text end

new text begin The commissioner is required to review and
approve all agency requests to enter into contracts based on single source authority
specified in section 16C.10, subdivision 1. Agencies shall submit a written request to the
commissioner describing the search conducted and reasons supporting the request for
single source authority along with the information specified in subdivision 3, clauses
(1), (2), and (4).
new text end

Subd. 4.

Reports.

(a) The commissioner shall submit to the governor, the chairs and
ranking minority members of the house of representatives Ways and Means and senate
Finance Committees, and the Legislative Reference Library a yearly listing of all contracts
for professional or technical services executed. The report must identify the contractor,
contract amount, duration, and services to be provided. The commissioner shall also issue
yearly reports summarizing the contract review activities of the department by fiscal year.

(b) The fiscal year report must be submitted by September 1 of each year and must:

(1) be sorted by agency and by contractor;

(2) show the aggregate value of contracts issued by each agency and issued to each
contractor;

(3) distinguish between contracts that are being issued for the first time and contracts
that are being extended;

(4) state the termination date of each contract;

(5) identify services by commodity code, including topics such as contracts for
training, contracts for research and opinions, and contracts for computer systems; and

(6) identify which contracts were awarded without following the solicitation process
in this chapter because it was determined that there was only a single source for the services.

(c) Within 30 days of final completion of a contract over $25,000 covered by this
subdivision, the head of the agency entering into the contract must submit a report to the
commissioner who must make the report publicly available online and submit a copy to
the Legislative Reference Library. The report must:

(1) summarize the purpose of the contract, including why it was necessary to enter
into a contract;

(2) state the amount spent on the contract;

(3) if the contract was awarded without following the solicitation process in this
chapter because it was determined that there was only a single source for the services,
explain why the agency determined there was only a single source for the services; and

(4) include a written performance evaluation of the work done under the contract.
The evaluation must include an appraisal of the contractor's timeliness, quality, cost, and
overall performance in meeting the terms and objectives of the contract. Contractors may
request copies of evaluations prepared under this subdivision and may respond in writing.
Contractor responses must be maintained with the contract file.

Subd. 4b.

Limitations on actions.

No action may be maintained by a contractor
against an employee or agency who discloses information about a current or former
contractor under subdivision 4, unless the contractor demonstrates by clear and convincing
evidence that:

(1) the information was false and defamatory;

(2) the employee or agency knew or should have known the information was false
and acted with malicious intent to injure the current or former contractor; and

(3) the information was acted upon in a manner that caused harm to the current or
former contractor.

deleted text begin Subd. 5. deleted text end

deleted text begin Contract terms. deleted text end

deleted text begin (a) A professional or technical services contract must
by its terms permit the commissioner to unilaterally terminate the contract prior to
completion, upon payment of just compensation, if the commissioner determines that
further performance under the contract would not serve agency purposes.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The terms of a contract must provide that no more than 90 percent of the amount
due under the contract may be paid until the final product has been reviewed by the head
of the agency entering into the contract and the head of the agency has certified that
the contractor has satisfactorily fulfilled the terms of the contract, unless specifically
excluded in writing by the commissioner. This paragraph does not apply to contracts for
professional services as defined in sections 326.02 to 326.15.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Filing copy.

If the final product of the contract is a written report, a copy
must be filed with the Legislative Reference Library.

Subd. 7.

Exclusions.

This section does not apply to contracts with individuals or
organizations for administration of employee pension plans authorized under chapter
354B or 354C.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 16C.09, is amended to read:


16C.09 PROCEDURE FOR new text beginGENERAL new text endSERVICE CONTRACTS.

(a) Before entering into or approving a new text begingeneral new text endservice contract valued in excess of
$5,000, the commissioner must determinedeleted text begin, at least,deleted text end that:

(1) no current state employee is able and available to perform the services called
for by the contract;

(2) the work to be performed under the contract is necessary to the agency's
achievement of its statutory responsibilities and there is statutory authority to enter into
the contract;

(3) the contract will not establish an employment relationship between the state or
the agency and any persons performing under the contract;

(4) the contractor and agents are not employees of the state;new text begin and
new text end

(5) the contracting agency has specified a satisfactory method of evaluating and
using the results of the work to be performeddeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (6) the combined contract and amendments will not exceed five years without
specific, written approval by the commissioner according to established policy, procedures,
and standards, or unless otherwise provided for by law. The term of the original contract
must not exceed two years, unless the commissioner determines that a longer duration is
in the best interest of the state.
deleted text end

(b) For purposes of paragraph (a), clause (1), employees are available if qualified and:

(1) are already doing the work in question; or

(2) are on layoff status in classes that can do the work in question.

An employee is not available if the employee is doing other work, is retired, or has decided
not to do the work in question.

(c) This section does not apply to an agency's use of inmates pursuant to sections
241.20 to 241.23 or to an agency's use of persons required by a court to provide:

(1) community service; or

(2) conservation or maintenance services on lands under the jurisdiction and control
of the state.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.10, as amended by Laws 2013, chapter
108, article 9, section 1, and Laws 2013, chapter 142, article 3, section 19, is amended to
read:


16C.10 EXCEPTIONS deleted text beginTO THE SOLICITATION PROCESSdeleted text endnew text begin AUTHORIZEDnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

Single source.

The solicitation process described in this chapter is
not required when there is clearly and legitimately only a single source for the goods and
services and the commissioner determines that the price has been fairly and reasonably
established.

Subd. 2.

Emergency acquisition.

deleted text begin (a) For the purpose of this subdivision,
"emergency" means a threat to public health, welfare, or safety that threatens the
functioning of government, the protection of property, or the health or safety of people.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end The solicitation process described in this chapter is not required in emergencies.
In emergencies, the commissioner may make any purchases necessary for the repair,
rehabilitation, and improvement of a state-owned structure or may authorize an agency
to do so and may purchase, or may authorize an agency to purchase, goods, services, or
utility services directly for immediate use.

Subd. 3.

Federal agency price schedules.

Notwithstanding anything in this chapter
to the contrary, the commissioner may, instead of soliciting bids, contract for purchases
with suppliers who have published schedules of prices effective for sales to any federal
agency of the United States. These contracts may be entered into, regardless of the
amount of the purchase price, if the commissioner considers them advantageous and if
the purchase price of all the commodities purchased under the contract do not exceed the
price specified by the schedule.

Subd. 4.

Cooperative agreements.

The solicitation process described in this
chapter is not required for cooperative agreements. The commissioner may enter into
contracts or accept prices effective for sales to any governmental unit as defined in section
471.59, through a cooperative agreement as defined in section 471.59.

Subd. 5.

Specific purchases.

The solicitation process described in this chapter is
not required for acquisition of the following:

(1) merchandise for resale purchased under policies determined by the commissioner;

(2) farm and garden products which, as determined by the commissioner, may be
purchased at the prevailing market price on the date of sale;

(3) goods and services from the Minnesota correctional facilities;

(4) goods and services from rehabilitation facilities and extended employment
providers that are certified by the commissioner of employment and economic
development, and day services licensed under chapter 245D;

(5) goods and services for use by a community-based facility operated by the
commissioner of human services;

(6) goods purchased at auction or when submitting a sealed bid at auction provided
that before authorizing such an action, the commissioner consult with the requesting
agency to determine a fair and reasonable value for the goods considering factors
including, but not limited to, costs associated with submitting a bid, travel, transportation,
and storage. This fair and reasonable value must represent the limit of the state's bid;

(7) utility services where no competition exists or where rates are fixed by law or
ordinance; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(8) goods and services from Minnesota sex offender program facilitiesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (9) contracts of the Department of Employment and Economic Development
distributing state and federal funds for the purpose of subcontracting the provision
of program services to eligible recipients. For these contracts, the commissioner of
employment and economic development is authorized to directly enter into agency
contracts and encumber available funds. For contracts distributing state or federal
funds pursuant to the federal Workforce Investment Act, United States Code, title 29,
section 2911 et seq., the commissioner of employment and economic development in
consultation with the Job Skills Partnership Board is authorized to directly enter into
agency contracts and encumber available funds to ensure a rapid response to the needs
of dislocated workers. The commissioner of employment and economic development
shall adopt internal procedures to administer and monitor funds distributed under these
contracts. This exception also applies to any contracts entered into by the commissioner
of education that were previously entered into by the commissioner of employment and
economic development.
new text end

Subd. 6.

Expenditures under specified amounts.

deleted text beginThedeleted text endnew text begin A competitivenew text end solicitation
process described in this chapter is not required fordeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin the acquisition of goods, services,
construction, and utilities in an amount of $5,000 or less.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) acquisition of goods or services, other than professional or technical services, in
an amount of $5,000 or less; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) acquisition of professional or technical services in an amount of $5,000 or less,
provided the requirements of section 16C.08, subdivisions 3 to 6, are met.
deleted text end

Subd. 7.

Reverse auction.

(a) For the purpose of this subdivision, "reverse auction"
means a purchasing process in which vendors compete to provide goods or services at the
lowest selling price in an open and interactive environment. Reverse auctions may not
be utilized to procure engineering design services or architectural services or to establish
building and construction contracts under sections 16C.26 to 16C.29.

(b) The provisions of sections 13.591, subdivision 3, and 16C.06, subdivision 2,
do not apply when the commissioner determines that a reverse auction is the appropriate
purchasing process.

Sec. 10.

new text begin [16C.105] COOPERATIVES AUTHORIZED.
new text end

new text begin The following entities are authorized to enter into cooperative purchasing
agreements with the commissioner in accordance with section 16C.03, subdivision 10:
new text end

new text begin (1) one or more other states or governmental units, as described in section 471.59,
subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (2) entities defined in section 16C.23, subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (3) a registered combined charitable organization and its affiliated agencies as
defined by section 43A.50;
new text end

new text begin (4) a charitable organization defined in section 309.50, subdivision 4, that is also a
recipient of a state grant or contract;
new text end

new text begin (5) a nonprofit community health clinic defined in section 145.9268; and
new text end

new text begin (6) health care facilities that are required to provide indigent care, or any entity
recognized by another state's statutes as authorized to use that state's commodity or
service contracts.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.144, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

new text beginIndependent new text endreport.

deleted text beginBy January 15, 2007, the commissioner of
administration shall submit to the commissioner of management and budget and the chairs
of the senate and house of representatives capital investment committees a list of projects
in the agency that have been funded using guaranteed energy savings, as outlined in this
section, during the preceding biennium.
deleted text end For each guaranteed energy-savings agreement
entered into, the commissioner of administration shall contract with an independent third
party to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of each utility cost-savings measure implemented
to ensure that such measures were the least-cost measures available. For the purposes of
this section, "independent third party" means an entity not affiliated with the qualified
provider, that is not involved in creating or providing conservation project services to that
provider, and that has expertise (or access to expertise) in energy-savings practices.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.25, is amended to read:


16C.25 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.

Notwithstanding sections 16C.06 and 16C.10, sections deleted text begin16C.26deleted text endnew text begin 16C.251new text end to 16C.29,
and other provisions of law not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 16C.26 to
16C.29 apply to building and construction contracts entered into on or after August 1, 2002.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.26, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Publication of notice; expenditures over $25,000.

If the amount of an
expenditure is estimated to exceed $25,000, bids or proposals must be solicited by public
notice in a manner designated by the commissioner. To the extent practical, this must
include posting on a state Web site. For expenditures over $50,000, when a deleted text begincall for bids
deleted text endnew text begin solicitationnew text end is issued, the commissioner shall solicit sealed deleted text beginbidsdeleted text endnew text begin responsesnew text end by deleted text beginproviding
deleted text endnew text begin postingnew text end notices deleted text beginto all prospective bidders known to the commissioner by posting notice on
a state Web site
deleted text end at least seven days before the deleted text beginfinal date of submitting bidsdeleted text endnew text begin due date and
time
new text end. All bids over $50,000 must be sealed when they are received and must be opened
in publicnew text begin or electronicallynew text end at the hour stated in the notice. All proposals responsive to a
request for proposals according to section 16C.28, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause
(2), and paragraph (c), shall be submitted and evaluated in the manner described in the
request for proposals, regardless of the dollar amount. All original bids and proposals and
all documents pertaining to the award of a contract must be retained and made a part of a
permanent file or record and remain open to public inspection.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16C.28, is amended to read:


16C.28 CONTRACTS; AWARD.

Subdivision 1.

Award requirements.

(a) All state building and construction
contracts entered into by or under the supervision of the commissioner or an agency for
which competitive bids or proposals are required may be awarded to either of the following:

(1) the lowest responsible bidder, taking into consideration conformity with the
specifications, terms of delivery, the purpose for which the contract is intended, the status
and capability of the vendor or contractor, other considerations imposed in the call for
bids, and, where appropriate, principles of life-cycle costing; or

(2) the vendor or contractor offering the best value, taking into account the
specifications of the request for proposals, the price and performance criteria as set forth
in section deleted text begin16C.02deleted text endnew text begin 16C.26new text end, subdivision deleted text begin4adeleted text endnew text begin 1bnew text end, and described in the solicitation document.

(b) The vendor or contractor must secure bonding, commercial general insurance
coverage, and workers' compensation insurance coverage under paragraph (a), clause
(1) or (2). The commissioner shall determine whether to use the procurement process
described in paragraph (a), clause (1), or the procurement process described in paragraph
(a), clause (2), and paragraph (c). If the commissioner uses the method in paragraph
(a), clause (2), and paragraph (c), the head of the agency shall determine which vendor
or contractor offers the best value, subject to the approval of the commissioner. Any
or all bids or proposals may be rejected.

(c) When using the procurement process described in subdivision 1, paragraph (a),
clause (2), the solicitation document must state the relative weight of price and other
selection criteria. The award must be made to the vendor or contractor offering the
best value applying the weighted selection criteria. If an interview of the vendor's or
contractor's personnel is one of the selection criteria, the relative weight of the interview
shall be stated in the solicitation document and applied accordingly.

Subd. 1a.

Establishment and purpose.

(a) The state recognizes the importance of
the inclusion of a best value contracting system for construction as an alternative to the
current low-bid system of procurement. In order to accomplish that goal, state and local
governmental entities shall be able to deleted text beginchoose thedeleted text endnew text begin usenew text end best value deleted text beginsystem in different phasesdeleted text end.

(b) "Best value" means the procurement method defined in deleted text beginsection 16C.02,
deleted text end subdivision deleted text begin4adeleted text endnew text begin 1bnew text end.

deleted text begin (c) The following entities are eligible to participate in phase I:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) state agencies;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) counties;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) cities; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) school districts with the highest 25 percent enrollment of students in the state.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Phase I begins on July 1, 2007.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) The following entities are eligible to participate in phase II:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) those entities included in phase I; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) school districts with the highest 50 percent enrollment of students in the state.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Phase II begins two years from July 1, 2007.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) The following entities are eligible to participate in phase III:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) all entities included in phases I and II; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) all other townships, school districts, and political subdivisions in the state.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Phase III begins three years from July 1, 2007.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The commissioner or any agency for which competitive bids or proposals are
required may not use best value contracting deleted text beginas defined in section 16C.02, subdivision 4a,
deleted text end for more than one project annually, or 20 percent of its projects, whichever is greater, in
each of the first three fiscal years in which best value construction contracting is used.

new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Best value; definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of construction, building,
alteration, improvement, or repair services, "best value" describes the result determined
by a procurement method that considers price and other criteria, which may include, but
are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) the quality of the vendor's or contractor's performance on previous projects;
new text end

new text begin (2) the timeliness of the vendor's or contractor's performance on previous projects;
new text end

new text begin (3) the level of customer satisfaction with the vendor's or contractor's performance
on previous projects;
new text end

new text begin (4) the vendor's or contractor's record of performing previous projects on budget and
ability to minimize cost overruns;
new text end

new text begin (5) the vendor's or contractor's ability to minimize change orders;
new text end

new text begin (6) the vendor's or contractor's ability to prepare appropriate project plans;
new text end

new text begin (7) the vendor's or contractor's technical capabilities;
new text end

new text begin (8) the individual qualifications of the contractor's key personnel; or
new text end

new text begin (9) the vendor's or contractor's ability to assess and minimize risks.
new text end

new text begin "Performance on previous projects" does not include the exercise or assertion of a
person's legal rights. This definition does not apply to sections 16C.32, 16C.33, 16C.34,
and 16C.35.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1c. new text end

new text begin Procedures. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish procedures for developing
and awarding best value requests for proposals for construction projects. The criteria to be
used to evaluate the proposals must be included in the solicitation document and must be
evaluated in an open and competitive manner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1d. new text end

new text begin Training. new text end

new text begin Any personnel administering procurement procedures for a
user of best value procurement or any consultant retained by a local unit of government
to prepare or evaluate solicitation documents must be trained, either by the department
or through other training, in the request for proposals process for best value contracting
or construction projects.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Alterations and erasures.

A bid containing an alteration or erasure of
any price contained in the bid which is used in determining the lowest responsible bid
must be rejected unless the alteration or erasure is corrected in a manner that is clear and
authenticated by an authorized representative of the responder. An alteration or erasure
may be crossed out and the correction printed in ink or typewritten adjacent to it and
initialed by an authorized representative of the responder.

Subd. 3.

Special circumstances.

The commissioner may reject the bid or proposal
of any vendor or contractor who has failed to perform a previous contract with the state.
In the case of identical low bids from two or more bidders, the commissioner may use
negotiated procurement methods with the tied low bidders for that particular transaction
so long as the price paid does not exceed the low tied bid price. The commissioner may
award contracts to more than one vendor or contractor in accordance with subdivision 1, if
doing so does not decrease the service level or diminish the effect of competition.

deleted text begin Subd. 4. deleted text end

deleted text begin Record. deleted text end

deleted text begin A record must be kept of all bids or proposals, including names of
bidders, amounts of bids or proposals, and each successful bid or proposal. This record is
open to public inspection, subject to section 13.591 and other applicable law.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Subd. 5. deleted text end

deleted text begin Preferences not cumulative. deleted text end

deleted text begin The preferences under sections 16B.121,
16C.06, subdivision 7, and 16C.16 apply, but are not cumulative. The total percentage
of preference granted on a contract may not exceed the highest percentage of preference
allowed for that contract under any one of those sections.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Contract awards.

When prevailing wage laws apply, an agency shall not
be liable for costs under section 177.43, subdivision 3, if it has included language in its
contracts which requires vendors and contractors to comply with prevailing wage laws
and the contract also contains the following elements:

(1) a description of the prevailing wage laws and a citation to relevant statutes;

(2) contact details for further information from the Department of Labor and
Industry; and

(3) a statement of contractor and subcontractor liability for failure to adhere to
prevailing wage laws.

Sec. 15. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) In the next edition of Minnesota Statutes, the revisor shall renumber the statutory
section in column A with the section in column B, and make necessary cross-reference
changes consistent with the renumbering:
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin 16C.03, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 16C.001
new text end
new text begin 16C.081
new text end
new text begin 16C.071
new text end
new text begin 16C.082
new text end
new text begin 16C.072
new text end
new text begin 16C.095
new text end
new text begin 16C.087
new text end
new text begin 16C.23
new text end
new text begin 16B.297
new text end
new text begin 16C.231
new text end
new text begin 16B.298
new text end
new text begin 16C.26, subdivision 6
new text end
new text begin 16C.06, subdivision 11
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor shall make changes necessary to correct punctuation, grammar, or
remaining text required by the renumbered and repealed sections in this article.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 16C.03, subdivision 19; 16C.085; 16C.16,
subdivision 9; 16C.22; 16C.24; 16C.27, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3; and 16C.32, subdivision
3,
new text end new text begin are repealed the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

CONFORMING AMENDMENTS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3.225, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Requirements for all contracts.

Before entering into a contract for
professional or technical services, the contracting entity must determine that:

(1) deleted text beginall provisions of section 16C.16, subdivision 3, relating to purchases from small
businesses, have been verified or complied with;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end the work to be performed under the contract is necessary to the entity's
achievement of its responsibilities;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin(2) new text endthe contract will not establish an employment relationship between the state
or the entity and any persons performing under the contract;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end no current legislative employees will engage in the performance of the
contract;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end no state agency has previously performed or contracted for the performance
of tasks which would be substantially duplicated under the proposed contract;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end the contracting entity has specified a satisfactory method of evaluating and
using the results of the work to be performed; and

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end the combined contract and amendments will not extend for more than five
years.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 16A.126, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Set rates.

The commissioner shall approve the rates an agency
must pay to a revolving fund for services. Funds subject to this subdivision include, but
are not limited to, the revolving funds established in sections 14.46; 14.53; new text begin16B.297,
subdivision 3;
new text end16B.48; 16B.54; 16B.58; 16B.85; deleted text begin16C.03, subdivision 11;deleted text end 16E.14; 43A.55;
and 176.591; and the fund established in section 43A.30.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 161.3206, is amended to read:


161.3206 BEST-VALUE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY.

Notwithstanding sections 16C.25, 161.32, 161.321, or any other law to the contrary,
the commissioner may solicit and award all contracts, other than design-build contracts
governed by section 161.3412, for a project on the basis of a best-value selection process
as defined in section deleted text begin16C.02, subdivision 4adeleted text endnew text begin 16C.28, subdivision 1bnew text end. Section 16C.08 does
not apply to this section.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 469.101, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Construction contracts.

For all contracts for construction, alteration,
repair, or maintenance work, the authority may award contracts to the vendor offering the
best value, and "best value" shall be defined and applied as set forth in deleted text beginsections 16C.02,
subdivision 4a, and
deleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end 16C.28, deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionsnew text end 1, paragraph (a), clause
(2), and paragraph (c)new text begin, and 1bnew text end. Alternatively, the authority may award all contracts for
construction, alteration, repair, or maintenance work to the lowest responsible bidder,
reserving the right to reject any or all bids.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 471.345, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Reverse auction.

Notwithstanding any other procedural requirements of
this section, a municipality may contract to purchase supplies, materials, and equipment
using an electronic purchasing process in which vendors compete to provide the supplies,
materials, or equipment at the lowest selling price in an open and interactive environment.
A municipality may not use this process to contract for services, as defined by section
16C.02, subdivision 17, or a service contract, as defined by section 16C.02, subdivision
deleted text begin16deleted text endnew text begin 7anew text end. Nothing in this subdivision must be construed to prohibit a municipality from
adopting a resolution, rule, regulation, or ordinance relating to minimum labor standards
under subdivision 7, or procurement from economically disadvantaged persons under
subdivision 8.