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The Municipal Modernization Act includes changes to both the building and horizontal public construction procurement laws. These changes streamline and standardize procurement for smaller public projects and they take effect on November 7, 2016
The new law includes the following:
For additional information see the chart below for an overview of changes to public construction procurement thresholds and incorporate them into the procurement processes effective November 7th, 2016.
New Municipal Modernization Act Changes
G.L.c. 149, §44A - sound business practice procurement, under $10,000 (no change)
Under $10,000*(Can Use Agency Blanket or OSD Statewide Trade Contract)
G.L.c. 149, §44A – seek 3 quotes and public notification**, was $10,000-$25,000 (increasing)now to $50,000
$10,000 - $25,000
$10,000 - $50,000 **(Can Use Agency Blanket or OSD Statewide Trade Contract in Lieu of Public Notification if prices acceptable)
G.L.c. 149, §44A – public advertise & public bid opening, was $25,000-$100,000 (increasing) now to >$50,000-$150,000
G.L.c. 149 incorporates c.30,§39M process
G.L.c. 149, §44A-J – public advertise & bid opening, filed sub-bid and certification apply, was >$100,000 (increasing) now to >$150,000
(also increases in filed sub-bid and Paragraph E thresholds)
Filed sub-bid threshold >$20,000***
Par. E threshold >$10,000***
Filed sub-bid threshold >$25,000***
Par. E threshold >$25,000***
G.L.c. 30, §39M- best business practice procurement, under $10,000 (new)
Horizontal & materials only
Prior to new law, no process defined for horizontal under $10,000
(new)(Can Use Agency Blanket or OSD Statewide Trade Contract)
G.L.c.30, §39M - quotes and public notification,
This category did not exist for horizontal
Horizontal & materials only
Prior to new law, no threshold or different process in this range for horizontal
(new)(Can Use Agency Blanket or OSD Statewide Trade Contract in Lieu of Public Notification if prices acceptable)
G.L.c.30, §39M – public advertise and public bid opening was $10,000+ now to >$50,000.
Horizontal (anything over low cost)
Vertical (low+ cost)
Horizontal & Materials $10,000 and up
Horizontal & Materials >$50,000 and up
Vertical >$50,000- $150,000
* Awarding authority may use quotes from OSD Statewide Contract or Blanket Contract Procured by awarding authority as sound business practice. More information to come.
** Awarding authority may seek quotes from OSD Statewide Contract or Blanket Contract Procured by awarding authority. If awarding authority receives two or more quotes from OSD Statewide or its Blanket Contract and prices acceptable, need not do public notification. More information to come.
*** Filed sub-bid and par. E threshold changes also apply to c149A CM at Risk Trade Contractor procurement.