HARRISBURG The PA House State Government Committee approved legislation to improve the state bidding process. Committee Chairman, York County Rep. Seth Grove noted the Mount Rose Avenue interchange project in York County was a prime example for the need to reform the procurement process. The project, which was to be completed in 2018, was awarded to the lowest bidder, but is $5 million over budget and still not finished. To ensure contracts are awarded to the most viable contractor, not just the lowest responsible bidder, House Bill 2269 would require state officials to also consider a prospective contractor’s documented prior performance in other states as part of the bidding process. The bill now goes to the full state House.

REP. SETH GROVE