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FORMERLY SENATE BILL NO. 383

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, CHAPTER 68, REFERRING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, DIVISION OF PURCHASING.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 29, Delaware Code, Chapter 68, Section 6801, is hereby amended by adding the following definition:

"Local Government Unit" shall be any municipality incorporated in this State under the authority of the General Assembly and any of the three (3) counties.

Section 2. Title 29, Delaware Code, Chapter 68, is hereby amended by striking Section 6810 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 6810 which shall read as follows:

§ 6810. Powers and duties relating to Department of Administrative Services, Division of Purchasing

The Department may—

(a) inaugurate a system of central purchasing for those agencies of the State and those local government units desiring to participate;

(b) serve as a clearing house for information on central or joint purchasing by two (2) or more agencies of the State or local government unit;

(c) with the consent of any State agency or local government unit, act as the purchasing and contracting agent for such State agency or local government unit for the purchasing of supplies or obtaining of contractual services;

(d) collect and furnish to any State agency or local government unit market prices and such other information as will be usable in purchasing;

(e) serve as a clearing house for information on bids for supplies, materiels or contractual service for State agencies or local government units;

(f) perform such other services and duties as may encourage the most economical purchasing by State agencies or local government units.

Section 3. Title 29, Delaware Code, Chapter 68, is hereby amended by striking Section 6811 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 6811 which shall read as follows:

§ 6811. Service charges

The Secretary of Administrative Services may charge any agency of this State or local government unit, for which the Department makes purchases or to which it distributes materiels, a reasonable service charge.

Section 4. Title 29, Delaware Code, Chapter 68, is hereby amended by striking Section 6812 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 6812 which shall read as follows:

§ 6812. Payment by State Agencies

Any State agency or local government unit for which the Department makes purchases or supplies contractual services shall pay to the Department the cost of such purchases or services.

Section 5. Title 29, Delaware Code, Chapter 68, is hereby amended by striking Section 6813 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 6813 which shall read as follows:

§ 6813. Special fund

The Secretary of Finance shall maintain, in the name of the Department of Administrative Services, a special revolving account. There shall be deposited in the special account all monies and credits received from other State agencies or local government units. Funds shall be expended from the special account for the costs of handling and distribution of materiels and the cost of supplies and contractual services purchased for or supplied to another State agency or local government unit. Whenever the

Department of Administrative Services and the Budget Director determine that the special account contains a surplus, the surplus shall be turned over to the General Fund of the State.

Approved July 5, 1971.