§ 37-2-56. Purchasing for municipalities and regional school districts.
Any municipality or regional school district of the state may participate in state master price agreement contracts for the purchase of materials, supplies, services and equipment entered into by the purchasing agent, provided, however, that the contractor is willing, when requested by the municipality or school district, to extend the terms and conditions of the contract and that the municipality or school district will be responsible for payment directly to the vendor under each purchase contract. Unless a state contract is the result of an intergovernmental cooperative purchase contract to which a municipality or school district is a party, the purchasing agent shall not compel a successful bidder to extend the same terms and conditions to a municipality or school district. However, the purchasing agent may, in the interest of obtaining better pricing on behalf of the state and local entities, solicit offers based upon anticipated master price agreement utilization by municipalities and school districts.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 526, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 367, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 23, art. 13, § 6.)