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Assembly Bill 439 – Task Order Procurement Contracting For Los Angeles Unified School District’s School Facilities
The governing board of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is authorized to award multiple annual task order procurement contracts for the repair and renovation of school buildings and grounds, each not exceeding three million dollars ($3,000,000) through a single request for bid. The task order procurement contracts may include services, repairs, and construction funded by LAUSD’s general fund. The Public Contract Code requires that LAUSD, by January 15, 2023, submit to committees of the Legislature a specified report prepared by an independent third party on the use of the task order procurement method, and to pay for the report. These task order procurement contracting provisions were set to repeal as of January 1, 2024.
AB 439 extends repeal date to January 1, 2034. AB 439 expands the scope of the task order procurement contracts to include services, repairs, and construction that are also funded by local school construction bonds or federal or state funds. AB 439 excludes specified services and limits the scope of a contract awarded under this article to the purposes authorized by its funding source. AB 439 requires LAUSD to submit the required report on or before January 15, 2029, and again, on or before January 15, 2033. AB 439 requires those reports to assess performance on a per project basis and authorizes the report to include an assessment of performance on a per contractor basis.
AB 439 makes the legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
(AB 439 amends Sections 20118.6, 20118.7, and 20118.9 of the Public Contract Code.)