RS27571 / H0446
This legislation clarifies that a public agency or political subdivision is not limited to maintaining a list of 3
persons or entities when engaging in a selection process. The legislation also makes it clear that fees, costs, and
rates must be disclosed and considered for the basis of selection and negotiation of contracts for professional
services. This legislation also clarifies that scope, nature of the services, and budget must be determined before
selection and contracting with professional services. The legislation also clarifies that the selection process for
professional services should be made on the basis of objective and measurable scoring – not just preference
Increasing competition fosters better prices for professional services on public works projects at all levels. There
may be a small increase in registration of professionals because of the increased competition, transparency, and
fairness in selection processes.
Representative Julianne Young
(208) 332-1000
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 02/06/2020, 10:17 AM

Statutes affected:
Bill Text: 67-2320