Part 5.5. The Year 2000 Problem Vendor Compliance And Information Practices Policy of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 5.5.
This part shall be known and may be cited as the Year 2000
Problem Vendor Compliance and Information Practices Policy.
For purposes of this part, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Contractor" means any individual, corporation, partnership,
business entity, joint venture or association, or any other
organization or any combination thereof, that has entered into a
contractual relationship with any public entity.
(b) "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership,
business entity, joint venture, or association, or any other
organization or any combination thereof.
(c) "Year 2000 Problem" has the same meaning as that set forth in
subdivision (a) of Section 3269 of the Civil Code.
It is the policy of this state to do business solely with
those persons and contractors that, subsequent to entering into any
contract with a public entity, recognize the importance and urgency
of the Year 2000 Problem, respond to inquiries from public entities
regarding Year 2000 Problem compliance for all goods or services
provided to the state, and participate in the disclosure of
information to public entities regarding Year 2000 Problem compliance
for all goods and services provided to the state.
(a) Any public entity may submit a written request for
information regarding the Year 2000 Problem to any contractor who is
under contract to provide, or was at any time under contract to
provide, any project, materials, supplies, equipment, services, or
real property, as described in Part 2 (commencing with Section
(b) Each request made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include
all of the following information:
(1) A direct citation of the authority to make a request pursuant
to this part.
(2) Notification of the policy of the state regarding the Year
2000 Problem, as set forth in Section 22352.
(3) Notification of the responsible bidder provisions that exist
under the State Contract Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section
Nothing in this part shall be construed to require any
person or contractor to disclose any information that qualifies for
protection as a trade secret, as defined in subdivision (d) of
Section 3426.1 of the Civil Code.