149.43(5) (5) Seek to qualify or maintain the plan as a state pharmacy assistance program, as defined in 42 CFR 423.464.
149.43(6) (6) Annually submit a report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) and to the governor on the operation of the plan.
149.43 History History: 2005 a. 74.
149.45 149.45 Powers of authority.
149.45(1)(1) Except as restricted under sub. (2), the authority shall have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter. In addition to all other powers granted by this chapter, the authority may:
149.45(1)(a) (a) Adopt bylaws and policies and procedures for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business.
149.45(1)(b) (b) Have a seal and alter the seal at pleasure; have perpetual existence; and maintain an office.
149.45(1)(c) (c) Hire employees, define their duties, and fix their rate of compensation.
149.45(1)(d) (d) Incur debt, except as restricted under sub. (2).
149.45(1)(e) (e) Contract for any professional services required for the authority, subject to ss. 149.43 (2) and 149.47.
149.45(1)(f) (f) Appoint any technical or professional advisory committee that the authority finds necessary to assist the authority in exercising its duties and powers. The authority shall define the duties of the committee, and provide reimbursement for the expenses of the committee.
149.45(1)(g) (g) Execute contracts and other instruments.
149.45(1)(h) (h) Accept gifts, grants, loans, or other contributions from private or public sources.
149.45(1)(i) (i) Procure liability insurance.
149.45(2) (2) The authority may not issue bonds.
149.45 History History: 2005 a. 74.
149.47 149.47 Contracting for professional services.
149.47(1)(1) Whenever contracting for professional services, the authority shall solicit competitive sealed bids or competitive sealed proposals, whichever is appropriate. Each request for competitive sealed proposals shall state the relative importance of price and other evaluation factors.
149.47(2) (2)
149.47(2)(a)(a) When the estimated cost exceeds $25,000, the authority may invite competitive sealed bids or proposals by publishing a class 2 notice under ch. 985 or by posting notice on the Internet at a site determined or approved by the authority. The notice shall describe the contractual services to be purchased, the intent to make the procurement by solicitation of bids or proposals, any requirement for surety, and the date the bids or proposals will be opened, which shall be at least 7 days after the date of the last insertion of the notice or at least 7 days after the date of posting on the Internet.
149.47(2)(b) (b) When the estimated cost is $25,000 or less, the authority may award the contract in accordance with simplified procedures established by the authority for such transactions.
149.47(2)(c) (c) For purposes of clarification, the authority may discuss the requirements of the proposed contract with any person who submits a bid or proposal and shall permit any offerer to revise his or her bid or proposal to ensure its responsiveness to those requirements.
149.47(3) (3)
149.47(3)(a)(a) The authority shall determine which bids or proposals are reasonably likely to be awarded the contract and shall provide each offerer of such a bid or proposal a fair and equal opportunity to discuss the bid or proposal. The authority may negotiate with each offerer in order to obtain terms that are advantageous to the authority. Prior to the award of the contract, any offerer may revise his or her bid or proposal. The authority shall keep a written record of all meetings, conferences, oral presentations, discussions, negotiations, and evaluations of bids or proposals under this section.
149.47(3)(b) (b) In opening, discussing, and negotiating bids or proposals, the authority may not disclose any information that would reveal the terms of a competing bid or proposal.
149.47(4) (4)
149.47(4)(a)(a) After receiving each offerer's best and final offer, the authority shall determine which proposal is most advantageous and shall award the contract to the person who offered it. The authority's determination shall be based only on price and the other evaluation factors specified in the request for bids or proposals. The authority shall state in writing the reason for the award and shall place the statement in the contract file.
149.47(4)(b) (b) Following the award of the contract, the authority shall prepare a register of all bids or proposals.
149.47 History History: 2005 a. 74.
149.50 149.50 Political activities.
149.50(1) (1) No employee of the authority may directly or indirectly solicit or receive subscriptions or contributions for any partisan political party or any political purpose while engaged in his or her official duties as an employee. No employee of the authority may engage in any form of political activity calculated to favor or improve the chances of any political party or any person seeking or attempting to hold partisan political office while engaged in his or her official duties as an employee or engage in any political activity while not engaged in his or her official duties as an employee to such an extent that the person's efficiency during working hours will be impaired or that he or she will be tardy or absent from work. Any violation of this section is adequate grounds for dismissal.
149.50(2) (2) If an employee of the authority declares an intention to run for partisan political office, the employee shall be placed on a leave of absence for the duration of the election campaign and if elected shall no longer be employed by the authority on assuming the duties and responsibilities of such office.
149.50(3) (3) An employee of the authority may be granted, by the executive director, a leave of absence to participate in partisan political campaigning.
149.50(4) (4) Persons on leave of absence under sub. (2) or (3) shall not be subject to the restrictions of sub. (1), except as they apply to the solicitation of assistance, subscription, or support from any other employee in the authority.
149.50 History History: 2005 a. 74.
149.53 149.53 Liability limited.
149.53(1)(1) Neither the state nor any political subdivision of the state nor any officer, employee, or agent of the state or a political subdivision who is acting within the scope of employment or agency is liable for any debt, obligation, act, or omission of the authority.
149.53(2) (2) All of the expenses incurred by the authority in exercising its duties and powers under this chapter shall be payable only from funds of the authority.
149.53 History History: 2005 a. 74.
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