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S.F. No. 3399 - Uniform municipal contracting law modifications
Author: Senator Dan D. Hall
Prepared By: Priyanka Premo, Senate Counsel (651/296-3914)
Date: March 26, 2018


The Uniform Municipal Contracting Law applies to a “municipality” which is defined as “a county, town, city, school district, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision of the state authorized by law to enter into contracts.” A “contract” is “an agreement entered into by a municipality for the sale or purchase of supplies, materials, equipment or the rental thereof, or the construction, alteration, repair or maintenance of real or personal property.”

S.F. 3399 raises the lower limit of contracts required to follow a sealed bidding process from $100,000 to $175,000 and extends the range of estimated contract prices that may use direct negotiation from $25,000 - $100,000, to $25,000 - $175,000.

Effective date. Applies to contracts entered into on or after August 1, 2018.

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