California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 411

Introduced by Assembly Member Lackey

February 19, 2015

An act to amend Section 10290 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.


AB 411, as introduced, Lackey. Public contracts.

Existing law generally requires the Department of General Services to approve state agency contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Existing law defines several terms relating to these contract acquisitions.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provision of law setting forth these definitions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

P1    1


Section 10290 of the Public Contract Code is
2amended to read:



As used in thisbegin delete chapter:end deletebegin insert chapter, the following
4definitions shall apply:end insert

5(a) “Department” means the Department of General Services.

6(b) “Director” means the Director of General Services.

7(c) “Centralized purchasing” means the purchase for state
8agencies of materials, supplies, and equipment by the Office of

P2    1(d) “Goods” means all types of tangible personal property,
2including materials, supplies, and equipment.

3(e) “Office” means the Office of Procurement in the Department
4of General Services.

5(f) “Price schedule” means an agreement between the Office of
6Procurement and a supplier under which the supplier agrees to
7accept orders from the office or a state agency for specified goods
8at set prices for a specified period of time but which does not
9obligate the office or state agencies to contract for the specified
10goods from the supplier.

11(g) “Regional contract” means a contract of the same type as a
12statewide contract but applicable only to specified contracting in
13a particular area or region of the state.

14(h) “Statewide contract” means a contract awarded by the Office
15of Procurement to one or more suppliers for the acquisition of
16specified goods for a period of time, at a price, and in an amount
17set forth in the contract.

18(i) “Multiple award” means a contract of indefinite quantity for
19one or more similar goods, information technology, or services to
20more than one supplier.

21(j) “Multiple award schedule” (MAS)begin delete isend deletebegin insert meansend insert an agreement
22established between the General Services Administration of the
23United States and certain suppliers to do business under specific
24prices, terms, and conditions for specified goods, information
25technology, or services.