URGENT … YOUR ANSWERS NEEDED ON ASAC’S LEGISLATION (AB 1736)

THE BILL WOULD HELP EXPEDITE NOTIFICATION AS TO WHETHER YOUR BID WAS LOWEST OR APPROVED.  THE SENATE HAS ASKED US THESE QUESTIONS AND WE NEED TO ANSWER BY 3 p.m. on MONDAY, JUNE 17.  PLEASE REPOND ASAP!!

All responses will be automatically aggregated and you will not be identified.

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* 1. How quickly after a LOCAL public entity (not State or University) has identified the lowest responsible bidder do you receive notification that your bid on a public project has been approved or rejected?

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* 2. How have you typically learned of the decision?

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* 3. Have often have you postponed, not submitted other bids, or raised the bid price on other bids while waiting for the notification of an earlier bid that you submitted?

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* 4. Have delays in receiving notice of being the lowest responsible bidder or awarded the contract cost you opportunity or money? These can include not hiring employees, purchasing materials, altering employee benefits, scheduling conflicts, etc.?

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* 5. Have Special Districts posed more problems related to notifications than other local public entities?

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* 6. Please provide the names of the local entities or districts that have caused problems for you by their failure to timely notify you. Your responses will be aggregated and you will not be identified. We just need some examples. Name of entity/entities:

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