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DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES, STATE-FUNDED. COST ANALYSIS. CIVIL SERVICE. COMPETITIVE BIDDING. CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Requires competitive bidding for state-funded engineering or design contracts over $50,000 unless delay from bidding would endanger public health or safety. Prohibits contracting where performance by civil service less costly unless urgent need for contract. Prohibits contracts which Controller or awarding agency determines are against public interest, health, safety or where quality of work would be lower than civil service work. Contractors must indemnify state in suits related to performance of contracts. Provisions severable and should be harmonized with similar measures on subject. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: This measure would result in an initial cost of up to $300,000 and annual costs up to $1 million for the State Controller to perform the required cost analyses. There will be unknown savings or costs for state and local governments to obtain certain architectural and engineering services.
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Design And Engineering Services, State-Funded. Cost Analysis. Civil Service. Competitive Bidding. Contractor Responsibility. California Initiative 701 (1996).