Comments on Proposed Rulemaking and Procurement Procedures Policy

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rulemaking and companion policy. The proposed rules would amend the regulations of the Commission to provide for agency procurement and bid protest procedures. This rulemaking also updates the general policies of the Commission to include climate change and environmental justice, revises the procedures regarding the adoption of the comprehensive plan and adds language memorializing the Commission’s Dry Cooling Resolution. These rules are designed to clarify the Commission’s existing authorities to manage the water resources of the basin and provide transparency and accountability procedures to the Commission’s public procurement practices.

As a companion to this proposed rulemaking, the Commission has also provided a draft policy outlining SRBC’s Procurement Procedures. These procedures are designed to support and facilitate the mission of the Commission through the acquisition of goods and services by applying the best methods and business practices that provide for public confidence in the SRBC and transparency in its processes. This policy documents practices that provide for a procurement process of quality and integrity, broad-based competition, fair and equal treatment of the bidders, the increased efficiency and transparency in the procurement process, and uniform procurement procedures. These procurement procedures apply to the acquisition, rental, or purchase of supplies, services, maintenance, capital improvements, information technology services, and engineering services. SRBC may, from time to time, amend these procedures in order that they remain consistent with the law and current best methods and business practices.

The deadline for submitting written comments on the Proposed Rulemaking and Procurement Procedures Policy has been EXTENDED to Monday, June 10, 2024.

Comments may also be mailed to: Jason E. Oyler, Esq., General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1788, or submitted by email to [email protected]