Speaker Comments on Passage of Bill to Put State Contracts Online

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien offered the following statement on the passage of House Bill 1686, which requires that all state contracts awarded by RFP’s to be posted on the state website after the bid is awarded. The bill passed on a voice vote.

House Speaker William O’Brien

“This legislation will bring transparency to the state contracting process by making it easier for citizens to access what contracts are awarded to whom and for how much. New Hampshire citizens have a right to know who the State is conducting business with and unsuccessful bidders should have the opportunity to see the details of the winning bid as compared to their own. We estimate saving over a million pieces of paper and saving taxpayer money by transitioning to this electronic bidding process. House Bill 1686 will bring more transparency and efficiency to state government—both goals that we remain committed to this session.”