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Senate Bill 236 would raise the state-imposed bidding threshold for those public projects from ,000 to ,000.Separately, Senate Bill 236 would subject school districts to the statutory bidding requirements.Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville, pictured at left), the lead author of Senate Bill 236, have told reporters one of the goals of the bill is to make school projects more transparent. Stroebel, requiring competitive bidding allows the public to know who is winning construction contracts and why.The WASB has opposed these bills because they would take away local control and the flexibility to choose the project delivery method and the project contractor that best meet a school district’s needs.All signs point toward yet another state mandate on school boards. Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.Last year's proposal included broad changes for hospital IT, overhauling the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, better known as "meaningful use," to make the programs less burdensome and more patient-centered, according to the agency.
Public Health Law (PHL) Section 281(3) (c) states a waiver, or a renewal thereof, may be granted for a specified period determined by the Commissioner, not to exceed one year.
This would be a mandatory requirement for school districts whereas school districts currently have the discretion to decide whether or not to use a competitive bidding process.
Competitive bidding statutes follow the “design-bid-build” project delivery method, so schools would lose the option to utilize “design-build” or other alternative project delivery methods when awarding contracts.
This week, the Senate version —Senate Bill 236— of a bill that would impose significant new requirements for competitive bidding of public construction contracts by school districts surged through the legislative process.
Yesterday (Thursday, Oct 5), the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government voted along party lines to give a favorable recommendation to Senate Bill 236, which had received its only public hearing to date just two days earlier.