Nevada

Nevada Revised Statutes

Title 27. Public Property and Purchasing

Chapter 332. Purchasing: Local Governments

General Provisions

NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. §332.015. “Local government” defined

For the purpose of this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, “local government” means:

  1. Every political subdivision or other entity which has the right to levy or receive money from ad valorem taxes or other taxes or from any mandatory assessments, including counties, cities, towns, school districts and other districts organized pursuant to chapters 244, 309, 318, 379, 450, 473, 474, 539, 541, 543 and 555 of NRS.
  2. The Las Vegas Valley Water District created pursuant to the provisions of chapter 167, Statutes of Nevada 1947, as amended.
  3. County fair and recreation boards and convention authorities created pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244A.597 to 244A.655, inclusive.
  4. District boards of health created pursuant to the provisions of NRS 439.362 or 439.370.
  5. The Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

NRS §332.025.  Other terms defined.  

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  “Authorized representative” means a person designated by the governing body to be responsible for the development, award and proper administration of all purchases and contracts for a local government or a department, division, agency, board or unit of a local government made pursuant to this chapter.

4.  “Governing body” means the board, council, commission or other body in which the general legislative and fiscal powers of the local government are vested.

NRS §332.195. Joinder or mutual use of contracts by government entities.

  1. Except as otherwise provided in this section:

(a) A governing body or its authorized representative and the State of Nevada may join or use the contracts of local governments located within or outside this State with the authorization of the contracting vendor. The originally contracting local government is not liable for the obligations of the governmental entity which joins or uses the contract.

(b) A governing body or its authorized representative may join or use the contracts of the State of Nevada or another state with the authorization of the contracting vendor. The State of Nevada or other state is not liable for the obligations of the local government which joins or uses the contract.

Chapter 333. Purchasing: State

NRS §333.020  Definitions.  

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Purchasing Division.

6.  “Purchasing Division” means the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration.

7.  “Purchasing officer” means a person who is authorized by the Administrator or a using agency to participate in:

(a) The evaluation of bids or proposals for a contract;

(b) Any negotiations concerning a contract; or

(c) The development, review or approval of a contract.

10.  “Using agencies” means all officers, departments, institutions, boards, commissions and other agencies in the Executive Department of the State Government which derive their support from public money in whole or in part, whether the money is provided by the State of Nevada, received from the Federal Government or any branch, bureau or agency thereof, or derived from private or other sources. The term does not include the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, the Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry, local governments as defined in NRS 354.474, conservation districts, irrigation districts and the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Title 22. Cooperative Agreements by Public Agencies; Regional Transportation Commissions; Planning and Zoning; Development and Redevelopment

Chapter 277. Cooperative Agreements: State, Counties, Cities, Districts and Other Public Agencies

NRS §277.100  Definitions.  

As used in NRS 277.080 to 277.180, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  “Public agency” means:

(a) Any political subdivision of this State, including without limitation counties, incorporated cities and towns, including Carson City, unincorporated towns, school districts and other districts.

(b) Any agency of this State or of the United States.

(c) Any political subdivision of another state.

NRS §277.110  Joint exercise of powers, privileges and authority by public agencies; agreements.  Except as limited by NRS 280.105 and 711.175:

1.  Any power, privilege or authority exercised or capable of exercise by a public agency of this State, including, but not limited to, law enforcement, may be exercised jointly with any other public agency of this State, and jointly with any public agency of any other state or of the United States to the extent that the laws of such other state or of the United States permit such joint exercise. Any agency of this State when acting jointly with any other public agency may exercise all the powers, privileges and authority conferred by NRS 277.080 to 277.180, inclusive, upon a public agency.

2.  Any two or more public agencies may enter into agreements with one another for joint or cooperative action pursuant to the provisions of NRS 277.080 to 277.170, inclusive.

3.  If it is reasonably foreseeable that a participating public agency will be required to:

(a) Expend more than $25,000 to carry out such an agreement, the agreement:

(1) Must be in writing.

(2) Becomes effective only upon ratification by appropriate ordinance, resolution or otherwise pursuant to law on the part of the governing bodies of the participating public agencies.

(b) Expend $25,000 or less to carry out such an agreement, each participating public agency shall maintain written documentation of the terms of the agreement for at least 3 years after the date on which the agreement was entered into.

NRS §277.140  Authority of public agency to submit certain agreements to Attorney General for approval; failure to disapprove such agreements within certain period to be deemed approval; recording and filing of such agreements; authority of Attorney General to charge cost of timely performing determinations related to such agreements.

1.  Any agreement made pursuant to NRS 277.080 to 277.170, inclusive, for which it is reasonably foreseeable that a public agency will be required to expend more than $25,000:

(a) May be submitted to the Attorney General, who shall determine whether it is in proper form and compatible with the laws of this State. The Attorney General shall set forth in detail, in writing, addressed to the governing bodies of the public agencies concerned, any specific respects in which he or she finds that the proposed agreement fails to comply with the requirements of law. Any failure by the Attorney General to disapprove an agreement submitted under the provisions of this section within 30 days after its submission shall be deemed to constitute his or her approval.

(b) Must be recorded with the county recorder of each county in which a participating political subdivision of this State is located and filed with the Secretary of State.

2.  The Attorney General may charge the cost of performing any determination made pursuant to subsection 1 to the public agency that submits the agreement to the Attorney General for review, but only if the determination is made within 30 days after the date on which the Attorney General receives the agreement. Any such costs must be charged in a manner that is substantially similar to the manner for charging state agencies for services, as set forth in NRS 228.113.

Nevada Administrative Code

Chapter 333- Purchasing State

NAC 333.175  Award of contract on multistate basis. (NRS 333.130, 333.135)

1.  A using agency may participate in the award of a contract on a multistate basis if:

(a) The contract is awarded by competitive selection pursuant to:

(1) The applicable provisions of chapter 332 or 333 of NRS; or

(2) The law of another state or federal law in a manner that substantially complies with chapter 332 or 333 of NRS.

(b) The document used to solicit proposals for the contract is advertised in accordance with the provisions of NRS 333.310.

(c) Participation in the award of the contract on a multistate basis is in the best interest of the State of Nevada as determined by the Administrator.

2.  As used in this section, “public agency” has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection 1 of NRS 277.100.