Agency Approval Process for Services/Goods

The Advisory Committee's responsibilities were expanded during the first regular session of the 121st Maine Legislature with the enactment of Title 5, Section 55-A (Public Law 2003, Chap. 238). The Committee's responsibilities under Section 55-A are to approve services and goods sought to be provided by state agencies that are not otherwise allowed by law, and may compete with private enterprise. As part of its 2004 activities, the Committee clarified its new responsibilities and advised state agencies of this new requirement. It also developed a process for reviewing these types of requests from agencies.