California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 760

Introduced by Assembly Member O'Donnell

February 25, 2015

An act to add Section 10299.2 to the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts.


AB 760, as introduced, O'Donnell. Department of General Services: local educational agencies: portable electronic equipment.

Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services to consolidate the needs of multiple state agencies and establish contracts, master agreements, multiple award schedules, and other types of agreements that leverage the state’s buying power, as specified. Existing law authorizes the director to make the services of the Department of General Services available to school districts, and authorizes school districts to use agreements established by the department for the acquisition of information technology, goods, and services.

This bill would require the department to seek bids for the purchase of portable electronic equipment and establish a process for local educational agencies to purchase the equipment under terms negotiated by the department.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 10299.2 is added to the Public Contract
, to read:

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(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to establish a
2statewide purchasing pool for the purchase of laptops and other
3portable electronic equipment.

4(b) The department shall seek bids for the purchase of portable
5electronic equipment and establish a process whereby local
6educational agencies may purchase the equipment under terms
7negotiated by the department.

8(c) Notwithstanding Sections 20111 and 20112, local educational
9agencies may authorize the purchase of any portable electronic
10equipment by contract, lease, requisition, or purchase order on the
11terms specified in the contract negotiated by the department.

12(d) For purposes of this section, “portable electronic equipment”
13includes, but is not limited to, laptops and other handheld devices
14that are used for educational purposes.