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PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. USE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS FOR ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Overrides constitutional restrictions to allow state, local contracting with private entities for engineering and architectural services in all phases of public works projects; exempts such services from constitutional requirement to use civil service workforce. Requires competitive selection process for awarding contracts. Mandates compliance with rules regarding conflicts of interest, political contributions, unlawful activities. Subjects contracts for engineering and architectural services to standard accounting practices, with financial and performance audits where necessary. Requires two-thirds vote of each house for legislative amendments. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in an unknown impact on state contracting costs for architectural and engineering services, depending on future state decisions regarding the amount of work to be performed under contracts with private firms and their costs relative to civil service costs.
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Public Works Projects. Use Of Private Contractors For Engineering And Architectural Services. California Initiative 830 (1999).