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Summary: HB 3648 would require the terms for performance in a government contract to remain the same as the solicitation during the evaluation process. If the state needed to change the terms after reviewing the responses prior to awarding the contract, the agency would have to hold a meeting. The need to hold this meeting would be based on whether the change seeks to extend the contract for six months or longer or increases the payout by 10% or more, including an increase in cost as the result of material or service changes and not directly related to a monetary increase.
Analysis: HB 3648 would provide transparency and potentially limit government's scope by implementing an accountability mechanism before expanding state projects. These meetings would help maintain a fair bidding process and potentially keep the cost to taxpayers lower. We support HB 3648.