CHAPTER 427

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 386

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 69 OF TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATED TO STATE PROCUREMENT TO AUTHORIZE THE PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend Chapter 69 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding a new Section 6987 to read as follows:

"§6987. Cooperative Procurement.

An agency may participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer a cooperative agreement for the procurement of professional services with one or more public procurement units either within this State, with another State, or with a consortium of other states in accordance with an agreement entered into between the participants. Such agreement may include material and/or non-professional services with professional services. The other provisions of this subchapter shall not apply when an agency participates in an existing cooperative agreement for the procurement of professional services with a contractor holding a current contract as part of such cooperative agreement."

Approved July 30, 2002