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File #: Int 1627-2019    Version: * Name: Setting time limits for the procurement process, reporting on agency compliance and developing an online platform for managing procurement.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 6/26/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to setting time limits for the procurement process, reporting on agency compliance and developing an online platform for managing procurement
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the procurement policy board (“PPB”) to set time limits within which agencies would be required to complete each step of the procurement process. The mayor’s office of contract services (“MOCS”) would be required to (1) assess whether each agency is complying with the time limits set by the PPB; (2) assess the difference between the time limits and the actual time required for each step of the procurement process; and (3) recommend changes to the time limits set by the PPB. MOCS would provide a report to the PPB, the Mayor and the Council and would post the report on its website. The PPB would be required to reevaluate and revise the timeframe goals based on the MOCS report. This bill would also require MOCS to develop an online platform that can be used for tracking contracts from the bid award to registration. The online platform would be publically available.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1627, 2. Int. No. 1627, 3. June 26, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-26-19

Int. No. 1627

 

By Council Members Rosenthal and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to setting time limits for the procurement process, reporting on agency compliance and developing an online platform for managing procurement

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 6 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new sections 6-102.1 and 6-143 to read as follows:

§ 6-102.1 Procurement process time limits. a. For any contract that exceeds the small purchase limit described in section 3-08 of title 9 of the rules of the city of New York, the procurement policy board shall establish the following, by rule:

1. The time limits within which the contracting agency must complete each step of the procurement process required by rules of such board; and

2. The time limits within which each mayoral agency charged with oversight of the contracting agency must complete its oversight review of the procurement contract.

b. No later than December 1, 2020, and every two years thereafter, the mayor’s office of contract services shall complete a study of the contracts affected by subdivision a and shall submit to the procurement policy board, the mayor and the council, and post on such office’s website, a report disclosing the following:

1. For each contract subject to this section, whether the agencies met the time limits set by the procurement policy board for each step of the procurement process and oversight review;

2. For each contract subject to this section, the difference between such time limits and the time actually required by the agencies for each step of the procurement process and oversight review; and

3. Recommendations for changes to the time limits set by the procurement policy board.

c. Upon receipt of such report, the procurement policy board may reevaluate and amend the time limits designated in subdivision a.

§ 6-143 Procurement process online platform. The mayor’s office of contract services shall develop an online platform to track all contracts through the procurement process from bid award to registration. Such online platform shall be publically available.

§ 2.   This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

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06/07/19 4:06 PM