BILL NUMBER: AB 2184	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  JUNE 24, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  MAY 13, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 22, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 22, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Arambula

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2010

   An act to amend Section 22037 of the Public Contract Code,
relating to public contracts.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2184, Arambula. Public contracts: local agency: alternative
bidding procedures: notice.
   The Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act provides for
alternative bidding procedures for public projects let by contract by
a public agency when the public agency has voluntarily elected to
become subject to the accounting procedures set forth in that law.
That law sets forth publishing requirements for notices inviting
formal bids to let contracts, including a requirement to mail the
notice to all construction trade journals at least 30 calendar days
before the date of opening the bids.
   This bill would also require the notice to be sent electronically,
if available, by either facsimile or electronic mail to all
construction trade journals, and would require notice to be sent at
least 15 calendar days before the date of opening the bids.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 22037 of the Public Contract Code is amended to
read:
   22037.  Notice inviting formal bids shall state the time and place
for the receiving and opening of sealed bids and distinctly describe
the project. The notice shall be published at least 14 calendar days
before the date of opening the bids in a newspaper of general
circulation, printed and published in the jurisdiction of the public
agency; or, if there is no newspaper printed and published within the
jurisdiction of the public agency, in a newspaper of general
circulation which is circulated within the jurisdiction of the public
agency, or, if there is no newspaper which is circulated within the
jurisdiction of the public agency, publication shall be by posting
the notice in at least three places within the jurisdiction of the
public agency as have been designated by ordinance or regulation of
the public agency as places for the posting of its notices. The
notice inviting formal bids shall also be sent electronically, if
available, by either facsimile or electronic mail and mailed to all
construction trade journals specified in Section 22036. The notice
shall be sent at least 15 calendar days before the date of opening
the bids. In addition to notice required by this section, the public
agency may give such other notice as it deems proper.