This house bill allows nonprofits to submit unsolicited proposals to deliver services for a state agency.
Proposals are judged based on:
- Innovative approach
- Cost savings
- Quality of service delivery
- Potential contribution to the agency’s mission
- Capabilities of the submitting nonprofit
If the unsolicited proposal requires expenditure of $50,000 or more of state funds, the agency must give public notice to allow other nonprofits to submit proposals. An agency must adopt either rules or written guidelines setting forth the procedures it will use to evaluate proposals.
An agency cannot use an unsolicited proposal as a means to obtain a contract that it was already planning to competitively bid. Any department entering into contracts through the unsolicited process must report them to the Joint Budget Committee during the regular budget process.
See our model set of policies for state agencies to adapt and use.
For more information or to comment on how your organization might take advantage of this law, contact Mark Turner, Senior Director of Public Policy.