Online reverse auctions allowed for state purchases.
ENTITLED, An Act to
authorize the use of online reverse auctions for state purchases.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Terms used in this Act mean:
(1) "Reverse auction," a purchasing process in which bidders submit bids in competing to
sell supplies or services in an open environment via the internet;
(2) "Internet," the international computer network of both federal and nonfederal
interoperable packet switched data networks, including the graphical subnetwork called
the world wide web.
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, the Bureau of Administration may purchase
supplies or services by online reverse auction. The Bureau of Administration shall promulgate rules,
pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish procedures pursuant to this section.
Signed February 20, 2002.