Governor vetoes outsourcing questionnaire mandate

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Sept. 30, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed AB 524 (Wilma Chan, D-Oakland) which would have required all prospective bidders to the Department of General Services to complete a standard questionnaire, including a complete statement on any or all portions of the contract that would be performed by subcontractors or employees outside of the United States.  

When a business bids for a state contract, it is often not possible to determine what portion of the work will be conducted outside of the U.S.  Additionally, businesses that bid on state contracts often subcontract portions of the work to other businesses, who may or may not send such work to affiliates outside the U.S.

In his veto message, the Governor said: "This measure simply creates additional bureaucratic processes for the Department of General Services and service contractors. Placing additional requirements on contractors may result in fewer bidders in the future, leading to potentially higher costs of service contracts to the State."

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