According to the California Department of Education Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services, the bid threshold for K-12 school districts' purchases of equipment, materials, supplies and services (except construction services) has been adjusted to $88,300, effective January 1, 2017.
Effective January 1, 2017, a new claims resolution process will be required for all public works projects.
September 2016 Number 63 Scrutiny regarding school districts' use of lease-leaseback (LLB) construction contracts has prompted the Legislature to impose additional contracting requirements that will make the use of LLB more complicated, and will limit a school district's discretion in selecting the LLB contractor.
July 2016 Number 40 On June 27, 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) issued a new set of proposed
June 2016 Number 35 As of January 1, California school districts have been authorized to use job order contracts for public works projects greater than
April 2016 Number 25 An appellate court has ruled that a lease-leaseback (LLB) contract without competitive bidding was legally enforceable.
April 2016 Number 23 Local public agencies have several options when it comes to choosing a delivery method for a construction project.
March 2016 Number 13 The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently announced that it has temporarily suspended enforcement of its requirement that