§ 37-2-13 Procurement regulations.
(a) Within sixty (60) days after July 1, 1989, the chief purchasing officer shall promulgate the initial state purchasing regulations in accordance with current policies and procedures. The initial regulations may be promulgated on an interim basis and shall be promulgated on a final basis in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42.
(b) All additions, deletions, or other modifications of the final purchasing regulations issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be promulgated by the chief purchasing officer in accordance with any applicable provisions of this chapter and chapter 35 of title 42.
(c) The chief purchasing officer shall not delegate his or her power to issue the state purchasing regulations under subsections (a) and (b) of this section to any other person or agency and no state purchasing regulations shall be issued except as approved by the chief purchasing officer.
(d) No state purchasing regulation shall change in any way a contract commitment by the state nor of a contractor to the state which was in existence on the effective date of the regulation.
(e) The provisions of state purchasing regulations promulgated as authorized herein shall be considered to be incorporated by operation of law in all state contracts.
(f) Contract provisions and contracts entered into in violation of regulations shall be void ab initio.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 526, § 2.)