Proposed North Carolina Senate Bill 31 Revision: Political Subdivisions/Local Bidders Notice


By: Felicia Haigh, Attorney at Law

Earlier this month, Senate Bill 31 was filed in the North Carolina Senate.  The bill seeks to revise N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-129, regarding the procedure for letting of public contracts.  The most recent proposed revisions would add a subsection to the statute, affecting notification of public contracts for certain work or purchases with estimated expenditures of public money equal to, or greater than, $50,000.  Under the most recent revisions, a political subdivision would be required to notify certain persons and businesses within the political subdivision’s jurisdictional limits of such public contracts being let for bid via regular or electronic mail or by posting to a website or service that generates the notice.  The revisions would also require a political subdivision to provide such notice at least 7 days prior to the contract award, as opposed to the opening of bids.

Click the following links to view the full bill details and analysis. If this revision passes, the current proposed effective date is October 1, 2021.

If you or your company have questions regarding Senate Bill 31, contracts or construction, please contact Anderson Jones Attorneys by email or phone at (919) 277-2541. Our attorneys urge you to also reach out to your North Carolina House representative if you have specific comments or concerns.