SRC-ARR S.B. 1416 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research Center S.B. 1416 76R7212 JRD-FBy: West State Affairs 4/7/1999 As Filed DIGEST Currently, the construction provisions governing projects of the General Services Commission only require an advertisement in newspapers, the Texas Register and other paper based locations. S.B. 1416 would cross-reference the use of electronic means for sharing bid notices and opportunities with the public in order to provide consistency across all procurement statutes. PURPOSE As proposed, S.B. 1416 regulates procedures for requesting and receiving bids on certain state construction projects. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 2166.253(a) and (b), Government Code, to require the General Services Commission, after final approval of a project's working plans and specifications and their acceptance by a using agency, to advertise in an electronic format as required by other law, and in any other locations required by law for bids or proposals for the construction of and related work on the project. Makes a conforming change. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.