Bill description: This bill would amend the procedures for cooperative purchases, allowing state agencies to enter into agreements with other agencies in order to save on costs.
Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?
House Bill 143, if implemented, would work as a cost-saving measure for the state. Allowing state agencies to enter into agreements with other government agencies would be a more efficient way of procuring property. The bill still requires that the agencies use competitive bidding procedures, but there could be additional economy-of-sale savings that result from agencies working together to procure property. In addition to possibly obtaining lower prices, state government could reduce duplicative administrative costs as well as transaction expenses. (+1)