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  34.010.  Definitions. — 1.  The term "department" as used in this chapter shall be deemed to mean department, office, board, commission, bureau, institution, or any other agency of the state, except the legislative and judicial departments.  The term department shall not include public institutions of higher education.

  2.  The term "lowest and best" in determining the lowest and best award, cost, and other factors are to be considered in the evaluation process.  Factors may include, but are not limited to, value, performance, and quality of a product.

  3.  The term "Missouri product" refers to goods or commodities which are manufactured, mined, produced, or grown by companies in Missouri, or services provided by such companies.

  4.  The term "negotiation" as used in this chapter means the process of selecting a contractor by the competitive methods described in this chapter, whereby the commissioner of administration can establish any and all terms and conditions of a procurement contract by discussion with one or more prospective contractors.

  5.  The term "purchase" as used in this chapter shall include the rental or leasing of any equipment, articles or things.

  6.  The term "supplies" used in this chapter shall be deemed to mean supplies, materials, equipment, contractual services and any and all articles or things, except for utility services regulated under chapter 393 or as in this chapter otherwise provided.

  7.  The term "value" includes but is not limited to price, performance, and quality.  In assessing value, the state purchaser may consider the economic impact to the state of Missouri for Missouri products versus the economic impact of products generated from out of state.  This economic impact may include the revenues returned to the state through tax revenue obligations.


(RSMo 1939 § 14599, A.L. 1945 p. 1428 § 73, A.L. 1965 p. 142, A.L. 1995 H.B. 562, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1249, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1879 merged with S.B. 807 & 577)


Commissioner of administration to head division of purchasing, 37.010

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