R Sheet on Water Infrastructure Procurement
- 1) Outdated rules that mandate particular materials for water infrastructure increase costs and water rates.
- 2) Implementing open-procurement practices that lack these mandates could yield cost savings from 26 to 39 percent.
- 3) State public-private partnership (P3) offices are well positioned to coordinate and advise municipal-procurement reform.
- 4) Legislative staff are positioned to compile procurement reform options as part of capital-budgeting processes.