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Pending Legislation

Mississippi

SB 2653: Design Build Method of Contracting

Introduced: 2/19/2024 by Mike Thompson (R-048)

Summary:
Extends the date of repeal on the provision authorizing the state port authority at Gulfport to use the design build method of contracting for certain purposes.

Last Action: Apr 2, 2024: Died in committee.

DBIA position: Neutral

HB 652: Design Build Method of Contracting

Introduced: 1/24/2024 by Kevin Ford (R-054)

Summary:
Extends the date of the repealer on the provision of law which authorizes the state port authority and other ports and port commissions to use the design build method of contracting for certain projects.

Last Action: Apr 30, 2024: Enacted.

DBIA position: Neutral

HB 2645: Publication and Bid Award Requirements

Introduced: 2/19/2024 by Jenifer B. Branning (R-018)

Summary: Updates certain publication and bid award requirements; revises the requirements for design build projects of the State transportation commission; allows the State transportation commission to utilize federally approved alternative contracting methods.

Last Action: Apr 19, 2024: Enacted.

DBIA position: Monitor

HB 940: Transportation Commission Advertisement

Introduced: 2/2/2024 by Steve Massengill (R-013)

Summary: Updates certain publication and bid award requirements to require the advertisement to be posted on a website designated by the commission for two successive Weeks instead of a publication within the Seat of State Government in Jackson, Mississippi; revises the requirements for design build projects of the State Transportation Commission; allows the State Transportation Commission to utilize federally approved alternative contracting methods.

Last Action: Apr 10, 2024: Failed.

DBIA position: Monitor

SB 3225: Hattiesburg Convention Commission

Introduced: 4/9/2024 by Chris Johnson (R-045)

Summary: Amends chapter 952, local and private laws of 1991, as last amended by chapter 976, local and private laws of 1994, to authorize the Hattiesburg Convention Commission to use the design build method of construction contracting.

Last Action: Apr 9, 2024: To SENATE Committee on LOCAL AND PRIVATE.

DBIA position: Monitor

HB 4122: Hattiesburg Convention Commission

Introduced: 2/2/2024 by Steve Massengill (R-013)

Summary: Updates certain publication and bid award requirements to require the advertisement to be posted on a website designated by the commission for two successive Weeks instead of a publication within the Seat of State Government in Jackson, Mississippi; revises the requirements for design build projects of the State Transportation Commission; allows the State Transportation Commission to utilize federally approved alternative contracting methods.

Last Action: Apr 29, 2024: Enacted.

DBIA position: Monitor

HB 1421: Public Purchasing Increase Threshold for Bidding

Introduced: 2/19/2024 by Kevin Ford (R-054)

Summary:
Revises the public purchasing law to provide that purchases which do not involve an expenditure of more than specified amount may be made without advertising or otherwise requesting competitive bids; revises the reverse auction method for receiving bids to differentiate between agencies and governing authorities; provides that if an agency determines that a reverse auction is not in the best interest of the agency, then that determination must be approved by the public procurement review board.

Last Action: Apr 2, 2024: Failed.

Status: Pending

DBIA position: Neutral

HB 197: Reverse Auction Method of Receiving Bids

Introduced: 1/17/2024 by Christopher M. Bell (D-065)

Summary:
Revises the reverse auction method for receiving bids to differentiate between agencies and governing authorities; provides that if an agency determines that a reverse auction is not in the best interest of the agency, then that determination must be approved by the public procurement review board; provides that if a governing authority determines that a reverse auction is not in the best interest of the governing authority, then that determination must be approved by the governing board of the governing.

Last Action: Mar 5, 2024: Failed.

DBIA position: Monitor

SB 2573: Reverse Auction Requirements for Procurement

Introduced: 1/19/2024 by Daniel Sparks (R-005)

Summary:
Stipulates that reverse auction shall not be used to receive bids for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment or goods for the training of personnel by agencies and governing authorities.

Last Action: Mar 5, 2024: Failed.

DBIA position: Monitor

HB 673: Public Purchasing Increase Threshold for Bidding

Introduced: 1/26/2024 by C. Scott Bounds (R-044)

Summary:
Provides that purchases which do not involve an expenditure of more than the specified amount, exclusive of freight or shipping charges, may be made without advertising or otherwise requesting competitive bids; conforms to the preceding section.

Last Action: Mar 5, 2024: Failed.

DBIA position: Neutral

HB 972: Public Purchase Without Competitive Bidding

Introduced: 2/6/2024 by Randy Rushing (R-078)

Summary:
Raises the threshold with a specified amount for making public purchases without competitive bidding.

Last Action: Mar 5, 2024: Failed.

DBIA position: Neutral

HB 754: Port Authority Build Method of Contracting

Introduced: 1/29/2024 by Fred Shanks (R-060)

Summary:
Extends the date of the repealer on the provision of law which authorizes the state port authority and other ports and port commissions to use the design build method of contracting for certain projects.

Last Action: Mar 5, 2024: Failed.

DBIA position: Neutral