New law prohibits sole sourcing
Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law Senate Bill 630, which prohibits sole source specifications on all public construction projects in the state. It is effective immediately. The law states that for public construction projects at least three equivalent items from more than one manufacturer and more than one supplier or representative must be included in the bidding specifications. It also states that any sole source bid proposal cannot set a geographical boundary from which the product or material must be obtained.
MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU