OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-80

AN ACT EXPANDING TEST BED AUTHORITY AT THE CONSTITUENT UNITS OF THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Constituent Units of Higher Education

Various Funds - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential cost to the constituent units of higher education as technologies, products or processes purchased without competitive bidding are generally more expensive than those competitively bid. The exact cost would be dependent upon the cost of the products or processes being purchased and how often such a purchasing process is employed.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number items purchased without competitive bidding.