Enrolled HB 24: Relating to a public procurement preference for Alaska veterans.

00Enrolled HB 24 01 Relating to a public procurement preference for Alaska veterans. 02 _______________ 03 * Section 1. AS 36.30.170(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) Except as provided in AS 36.30.175 and (b) - (h) of this section, the 05 procurement officer shall award a contract based on the solicited bids with reasonable 06 promptness by written notice to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder whose 07 bid conforms in all material respects to the requirements and criteria set out in the 08 invitation to bid. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 36.30 is amended by adding a new section to read: 10 Sec. 36.30.175. Alaska veterans' preference. (a) Notwithstanding a provision 11 in AS 36.30.170 to the contrary, if a bidder qualifies under AS 36.30.170(b) as an 12 Alaska bidder and is a qualifying entity, a five percent bid preference shall be applied 13 to the bid price. The preference may not exceed $5,000. In this subsection, "qualifying 14 entity" means a 15 (1) sole proprietorship owned by an Alaska veteran;

01 (2) partnership under AS 32.06 or AS 32.11 if a majority of the 02 partners are Alaska veterans; 03 (3) limited liability company organized under AS 10.50 if a majority of 04 the members are Alaska veterans; or 05 (4) corporation that is wholly owned by individuals and a majority of 06 the individuals are Alaska veterans. 07 (b) A preference under this section is in addition to any other preference for 08 which the bidder qualifies. 09 (c) To qualify for a preference under this section, a bidder must add value by 10 the bidder itself actually performing, controlling, managing, and supervising a 11 significant part of the services provided, or the bidder must have sold supplies of the 12 general nature solicited to other state agencies, governments, or the general public. 13 (d) In this section, "Alaska veteran" means an individual who is a 14 (1) resident of this state; and 15 (2) veteran; in this paragraph, "veteran" means an individual who 16 (A) served in the 17 (i) armed forces of the United States, including a 18 reserve unit of the United States armed forces; or 19 (ii) Alaska Territorial Guard, the Alaska Army National 20 Guard, the Alaska Air National Guard, or the Alaska Naval Militia; and 21 (B) was separated from service under a condition that was not 22 dishonorable. 23 * Sec. 3. AS 36.30.250(b) is amended to read: 24 (b) In determining whether a proposal is advantageous to the state, the 25 procurement officer shall take into account, in accordance with regulations of the 26 commissioner, whether the offeror qualifies as an Alaska bidder under 27 AS 36.30.170(b), is offering the service of an employment program, or qualifies for a 28 preference under AS 36.30.170(e) or (f) or 36.30.175. 29 * Sec. 4. AS 36.30.335 is amended to read: 30 Sec. 36.30.335. Relationship to other product preferences. This chapter 31 does not modify AS 36.15.010 and 36.15.020 regarding preference for Alaska forest

01 products, or AS 36.15.050 and 36.15.060 regarding preference for Alaska agricultural 02 and fisheries products, except as provided in AS 36.30.170(b), (c), (e) - (h), 36.30.175, 03 and 36.30.337.