The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 29: Public Property and Supplies

Chapter 49: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS AND GENERAL SERVICES

Sub-Chapter 02: State Purchasing Of Apparel, Footwear, Or Textiles

29 V.S.A. § 922. Bids for the sale of apparel, footwear, or textiles



§ 922. Bids for the sale of apparel, footwear, or textiles

(a) The commissioner shall require that a bidder for the sale of apparel, footwear, or textiles provide certification from each supplier that the supplier at the point of assembly of the goods:

(1) complies with all applicable wage, health, labor, environmental, and safety laws, legal guarantees of freedom of association, building and fire codes, and laws relating to discrimination in hiring, promotion, and compensation on the basis of race, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and affiliation with any political, nongovernmental, and civic group except when federal law precludes the state from attaching the procurement conditions provided in this subchapter; and

(2) complies with all human and labor rights treaty obligations that are shared by the United States and the country in which the goods are assembled, including obligations with regard to forced labor, indentured labor, slave labor, child labor, involuntary prison labor, physical and sexual abuse, and freedom of association.

(b) Prior to the awarding of a contract, a bidder for the sale of apparel, footwear, or textiles shall submit a list of the names and addresses of suppliers at the point of assembly of goods subject to the bid process.

(c) If, after complying with the filing requirements of this section, a bidder is awarded a contract, that contractor shall, during the term of the contract, promptly inform the commissioner of any change in the information furnished to the commissioner pursuant to this section. (Added 2007, No. 105 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 28, 2008.)