New Bidding and Procurement Law Implementation

May 22, 2018

State Purchasing Division of the Department of Administrative Services

HB 489 was passed by the General Assembly during the 2018 Legislative Session and will become effective on July 1st, 2018. A copy of the Act may be found at the following link:

HB 489 requires that any bid or proposal extended by a county, municipal corporation or local board of education for goods and services valued at $10,000 or more and any bid or proposal opportunity extended for public works subject to Chapter 91 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A. be posted on the Georgia Procurement Registry (GPR). Please note, there will not be a charge for posting on the GPR.

The GPR is the state’s central bid registry established by the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-5-69. The GPR is managed by the State Purchasing Division (SPD) of DOAS.

Please be advised that SPD is currently in the process of preparing for the implementation of HB 489 by creating a website and training resources specifically tailored to local governments and boards of education. We anticipate providing these resources in the coming weeks.

If you would like to sign up to receive future communications directly from SPD regarding the implementation of HB 489, please email

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