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  • ABA Model Procurement Code for State and Local Government (U.S. Law)

    Developed by the American Bar Association (ABA) and adopted in 1979. A collection of statutory principles and policies that provides guidance to public policy managers who wish to responsibly manage public procurement. State and larger local governments have individually codified the ABA MPC into procurement law and policy to effectively guide their procurement departments. The code was updated in 2000 and contains enhancements in the following areas: Electronic Commerce, Cooperative Purchasing, Flexibility in Purchasing Methods and Processes for Delivery of Infrastructure Facilities and Services. Also called the Model Procurement Code.
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