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§ 85.3. Purchasing Division--Director--Employees--Encouragement of certain purchases--Conflict ...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State GovernmentEffective: November 1, 2020

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Department of Central Services
the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: November 1, 2020
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 85.3
§ 85.3. Purchasing Division--Director--Employees--Encouragement of certain purchases--Conflict of interest
A. There is hereby created and established in the Office of Management and Enterprise Services a Purchasing Division, the administrative head of which shall be the State Purchasing Director.
B. The Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall hire the State Purchasing Director. The State Purchasing Director shall:
1. Have a thorough knowledge of office practices and buying procedures in volume purchasing; and
2. Be a graduate of an accredited college or university with at least five (5) years' experience in commercial or governmental purchasing, or, in lieu of such education, have at least ten (10) years' experience in commercial or governmental purchasing.
C. The State Purchasing Director, with the approval of the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, may employ such personnel as may be necessary to exercise authority and perform duties under the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act.
D. All activities of any state agency, department, or institution relating to purchasing shall be under the direction of the Purchasing Division unless otherwise provided by the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act.
E. The Purchasing Division shall provide qualified personnel to assist the purchasing activities of state agencies, departments, and institutions, as required by the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act.
F. Each state agency, department, and institution shall designate personnel to coordinate its purchasing functions with the Purchasing Division.
G. The Purchasing Division may, if the needs of a state agency, department, or institution are such as to so require, employ, and establish a buyer within a state agency. The state agency shall pay all expenses incurred for any buyer required to be placed within its agency.
H. Except as provided in Section 34.36 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes, no state agency subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act shall have or maintain a purchasing section without the prior approval in writing of the Purchasing Division unless otherwise provided in the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act nor shall such purchasing section perform purchasing functions for another state agency.
I. The Purchasing Division shall make acquisitions from industries operated by the Department of Corrections pursuant to the provisions of Section 549.1 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
J. None of the personnel authorized by this section shall:
1. Sell to or otherwise provide acquisitions to any state agency subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act;
2. Be employees, partners, associates, officers, or stockholders in or with any business entity that sells to or otherwise provides acquisitions to any state agency subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act;
3. Be employed in any of the positions authorized by this section if a spouse or child owns any stock in any business entity which sells to or otherwise provides acquisitions to any agency subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act;
4. Be employed in any of the positions authorized by this section if a relative within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity sells to or otherwise provides acquisitions to any state agency subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act or is interested in any business entity which does so, except that such relative, excluding a spouse or child, may own Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) worth or less, or one percent (1%) or less, whichever amount is the lesser amount, of the stock of a corporation or any business entity which sells to or otherwise provides acquisitions to any state agency subject to the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act; or
5. Violate applicable rules of the Ethics Commission promulgated pursuant to Article XXIX of the Oklahoma Constitution that relate to accepting gifts from a vendor or a vendor's agent.

Credits

Laws 1959, p. 350, § 3, eff. July 1, 1959; Laws 1961, p. 589, § 1; Laws 1968, c. 88, § 1, emerg. eff. April 1, 1968; Laws 1976, c. 230, § 16, emerg. eff. June 15, 1976; Laws 1980, c. 159, § 34, emerg. eff. April 2, 1980; Laws 1983, c. 304, § 105, eff. July 1, 1983; Laws 1993, c. 175, § 1, emerg. eff. May 10, 1993; Laws 1996, c. 214, § 2, emerg. eff. May 21, 1996; Laws 1999, c. 289, § 2, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2008, c. 96, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2011, c. 302, § 6; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 735; Laws 2015, c. 6, § 1; Laws 2020, c. 98, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2020.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 85.3, OK ST T. 74 § 85.3
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022) effective through July 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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