§42-148-1  Statement Of Intent. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 42

State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-148

Privatization of State Services

SECTION 42-148-1



   § 42-148-1  Statement of intent. –

If it is determined that privatization of certain governmental functions may be

appropriate, the privatization inquiry process should be well defined with

appropriate non-partisan, institutional oversight. The principles that guide a

privatization inquiry shall include the following:



   (a) To ensure the potential savings are realized and

maximized – build cost controls and containment incentives into contracts

to eliminate excessive and unreasonable overhead costs and profits at the

expense of citizens of the state;



   (b) To preserve and promote competition – permit

in-house program managers and public employees to bid for the contract on a

level playing field;



   (c) To ensure quality and responsiveness – develop

reliable measures of service quality, strengthen in-house monitoring capacity

and expertise, and write contracts with periodic performance reporting;



   (d) To ensure accountability, control, and avoidance of

conflicts of interest with departmental managers – write detailed contract

specifications, and require record-keeping and periodic reports;



   (e) To address legal and political barriers – involve

affected groups in the decision making process; and



   (f) To recognize the impact on service recipients, employees,

and their families – enable public employees to have an opportunity to bid

for their work.



History of Section.

(P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 42, § 1.)

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