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NCJ Number: 65574 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MODEL PROCUREMENT CODE
Author(s): C A LAUER; B M ALLEN
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
Office of General Counsel
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-DF-99-0047
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION'S MODEL PROCUREMENT CODE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IS PRESENTED, AND THE PILOT JURISDICTION PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT THE CODE IN PARTICIPATING STATES AND CITIES IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE MODEL PROCUREMENT CODE IS A COMPREHENSIVE ENABLING STATUTE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A LEGISLATIVE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH A STATE OR UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN BUILD AND OPERATE A MODERN AND EFFICIENT PURCHASING SYSTEM. ITS 12 ARTICLES SET FORTH FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND POLICY GUIDANCE FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLIES, SERVICES, AND CONSTRUCTION FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES; ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL REMEDIES FOR THE RESOLUTION OF CONTROVERSIES RELATING TO PUBLIC CONTRACTS; AND A SET OF ETHICAL STANDARDS GOVERNING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS. IN ADDITION, SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS AND COMMENTARY ARE BEING DRAFTED BY THE CODE COMMITTEES. IN RECOGNITION OF THE DIVERSE PUBLIC PURCHASING NEEDS OF THE VARIOUS STATES, SOME OF THE CODE'S PROVISIONS ARE DRAFTED TO REFLECT ALTERNATIVE AND OPTIONAL PROVISIONS. THE CODE IS INTENDED FOR APPLICATION AT THE STATE LEVEL AND FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNITS ON AN OPTIONAL BASIS. EACH ARTICLE OF THE CODE IS SUMMARIZED, AND THE MAJOR ISSUES FACED BY THE PILOT JURISDICTIONS THAT OPERATED UNDER THE CODE ARE INDICATED. TO DATE, EXTENDED PILOT PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED IN KENTUCKY, NEW MEXICO, TENNESSEE, AND LOUISIANA WITH FORMAL ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY IN UTAH. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--RCB)
Index Term(s): Accountability; Corruption of public officials; Crime specific countermeasures; Financial management; Grants or contracts; Laws and Statutes
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