Alaska

Alaska Statutes

Title 36. Public Contracts

Chapter 36.30. State Procurement Code

Article 9. Intergovernmental Relations

ALASKA STAT. §36.30.790. Definitions.

(1) “cooperative purchasing” means procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, more than one public procurement unit, or by a public procurement unit with an external procurement activity;

(2) “external procurement activity” means a buying organization not located in this state that, if located in this state, would qualify as a public procurement unit; an agency of the United States is an external procurement activity;

(3) “local public procurement unit” means a municipality or other subdivision of the state or other entity that expends public funds for the procurement of supplies, services, professional services, and construction, and any nonprofit corporation operating a charitable hospital;

(4) “public procurement unit” means either a local public procurement unit or a state public procurement unit;

(5) “state public procurement unit” means the Department of Administration and any other contracting agency of the state.

ALASKA STAT. § 36.30.700. Cooperative purchasing authorized.

A public procurement unit may participate in, sponsor, conduct, or administer a cooperative purchasing agreement for the procurement of supplies, services, professional services, or construction with one or more public procurement units or external procurement activities in accordance with an agreement entered into between the participants. Cooperative purchasing may include joint or multi-party contracts between public procurement units and open-ended state public procurement units contracts that are made available to local public procurement units.

ALASKA STAT. § 36.30.710. Interagency sale, acquisition, and use of supplies and services.

(a) A public procurement unit may sell to, acquire from, or use any supplies belonging to another public procurement unit or external procurement activity independent of the requirements of AS 36.30.060 and 36.30.100 – 36.30.260.

(b) A public procurement unit may enter into an agreement, independent of the requirements of AS 36.30.060 and 36.30.100 – 36.30.260, with another public procurement unit or external procurement activity for the cooperative use of supplies or services under the terms agreed upon between the parties.

Alaska Constitution

Article X

Section 13. Agreements; Transfer of Powers

Agreements, including those for cooperative or joint administration of any functions or powers, may be made by any local government with any other local government, with the State, or with the United States, unless otherwise provided by law or charter. A city may transfer to the borough in which it is located any of its powers or functions unless prohibited by law or charter, and may in like manner revoke the transfer.

Article XII

Section 2. Intergovernmental Relations

The State and its political subdivisions may cooperate with the United States and its territories, and with other states and their political subdivisions on matters of common interest. The respective legislative bodies may make appropriations for this purpose.