.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1423 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.345, subdivision 15, is amended to
Subd. 15. Cooperative purchasing.
A municipality may Whenever practicable
1.6and cost-effective, and notwithstanding the competitive bidding requirements of this
1.7section, statutory and home rule charter cities, counties, and towns must
contract for the
purchase of supplies, materials, or equipment
without regard to the competitive bidding
1.9 requirements of this section if the purchase is
through the state's cooperative purchasing
1.10venture authorized by section 16C.11 or
a national municipal association's purchasing
alliance or cooperative created by a joint powers agreement that purchases items from
more than one source on the basis of competitive bids or competitive quotations."