DELAWARE: State Senate Votes that Legal Notices For Bids Will be Published On Web Site. Why Use Newspapers?
In Delaware , the State Senate voted unanimously (20-0) last week to for Senate Bill 212 which establishes a state run website to post bid notices,reported WGMD.COM . The bill requires that Delaware:
Institute an electronic procurement advertising system on which all state agencies must submit public notice of contracts subject to the public advertising requirements of Chapter 69.The electronic procurement advertising system will have a designated single point of entry on the State of Delaware website for the purpose of convenient and universal access by all state agencies and all interested members of the public.The single point of entry on the State website shall be operational by January 1, 2013.
The bill's synopsis states what we've been stating for some time: The internet has grown rapidly as an acceptable means of communication and transacting commerce. This Act will use the internet as a means to modernize the notice requirements for procurement bids, agency meetings, and public hearings.This Act will provide more convenient and universal access to legal notices for all interested parties and will do so in a cost-effective manner.
The bill has been introduced into the House and assigned to the House Administration Committee. Now, once this is passed, they can save the state millions of taxpayer dollars by removing the requirement to post notices in the back of printed newspapers that are often overlooked.