July 15, 2019 •
Missouri Gov. Signs Procurement Bill Amending Bid Solicitation Process
Gov. Mike Parson signed procurement lobbying legislation on July 10, bringing changes to the state’s bid solicitation process.
House Bill 1088 provides that solicitations and subsequent purchases must be publicly advertised only if a contract is worth more than $100,000. The previous threshold was $25,000.
The bill further provides that all purchases in excess of $10,000 must be based on competitive bids. The previous threshold was $3,000.
Additionally, information technology purchases estimated not to exceed $150,000 may be completed under an informal process. The previous threshold was $75,000.
The bill becomes effective on August 28, 2019.
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