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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 24, 2018 10:16 AM
From: Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: PASSHE procurement
I plan to introduce legislation that amends Title 62 (Procurement) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to exempt the State System of Higher Education from the Procurement Code

This legislation will also exempt the Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority from the procurement mandates. Doing this will enable significant cost savings to the PASSHE institutions by:
  • Removing institutions from DGS construction policies, procedures and subsequent increased costs.
  • Permitting institutions to procure goods and services through consortium memberships and/or collaboration with other institutions of higher education or governmental agencies such as municipalities and counties.
This legislation will allow the PASSHE institutions the same purchasing and construction authorities, processes and cost structures currently available to the State Related Institutions.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation that will provide cost savings to our PASSHE Institutions and relief to the students who attend these institutions.

Introduced as SB1248