"An Act authorizing a pilot program relating to state procurement and the use of electronic commerce tools; and providing for an effective date."
Amends the uncodified law of Alaska by adding a new section of Legislative Findings which include among other things that:
The fiscal condition of the state requires any opportunity to reduced state costs in a way that does not directly reduce program delivery must be actively explored;
The costs associated with procurement and supply management are significant areas of the state's administrative cost and represent potentially substantial cost savings; and
Procurement and supply management represent appropriate opportunities for achieving cost savings through the use of process management specialists in the private sector.
Amends the uncodified law of Alaska by adding a new section that authorizes the Department of Administration to enter into a pilot program under which the department contracts with a person from the private sector to provide for the delivery of procurement services and electronic commerce tools. Further, Section 2 stipulates that this pilot program may not apply to more than two state departments and two other agencies or political subdivisions of the state, and that the program may not exceed three (3) years in length. Lastly, this section provides that procurement conducted under the pilot program is not subject to AS 36.30, the State Procurement Code.
Provides a sunset date for the pilot program of July 1, 2006.
Provides an effective date for the Act of July 1, 2003.