Advocacy News – February 16, 2021
Last week, Senate Bill 117 was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich to encourage more state government purchasing contracts go to Michigan businesses. The Michigan Chamber is seeking input from members on this policy to develop the organization’s official position.
The legislation states that if the lowest bidder on a contract is not a Michigan business, then all bidders on that contract that are Michigan businesses will have seven days to resubmit their bid to match or beat the bid from the bidder who is not a Michigan business. If only one Michigan business resubmits their bid at a lower rate than the non-Michigan business, the bid must be accepted. If two or more Michigan businesses resubmit their bid at a lower rate then, the lowest bidder will be awarded the contract.
The Michigan Chamber wants to ensure government procurement dollars are spent responsibly and as much economic benefit as possible remains in our State.
If you have questions, concerns or comments on this legislation, please contact Dan Papineau at firstname.lastname@example.org