AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROCUREMENT AND AWARD OF CONTRACTS FOR REDEVELOPING CERTAIN PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The redevelopment by the Boston Housing Authority of the
federally funded Maverick public housing project and the state funded West Broadway
public housing project, or any part thereof, shall not be subject to any general
or special law related to the procurement and award of contracts for the construction,
reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair of any building
by a public agency, but shall remain subject to sections 26 to 27H, inclusive,
of chapter 149 of the General Laws.
Contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling or repair
of any publicly owned public works which service such projects and would otherwise
be subject to section 39M of chapter 30
of the General Laws shall not be exempted by this act from said section 39M,
if the redevelopment of such projects is funded in part by federal government
Hope VI grants, or pursuant to the issuance of tax exempt bonds authorized by
general law. Any conveyance of the projects, whether by leasehold or fee estate,
to an urban revitalization corporation organized under chapter
121A of the General Laws or to a nonprofit state and federally tax exempt
corporation organized for the purpose of revitalizing such projects shall be
subject to chapter 30B of the General
Laws to the extent such projects are conveyed to an entity which is not
owned, controlled or managed by the Boston Housing Authority on the date of
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.