Alaska Statutes.
Title 36. Public Contracts
Chapter 30. State Procurement Code
Section 990. Definitions.
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AS 36.30.990. Definitions.

In this chapter, unless the context in which a term is used clearly requires a different meaning or a different definition is prescribed for a particular provision,

(1) "agency"

(A) means a department, institution, board, commission, division, authority, public corporation, the Alaska Pioneers' Home, the Alaska Veterans' Home, or other administrative unit of the executive branch of state government;

(B) does not include

(i) the University of Alaska;

(ii) the Alaska Railroad Corporation;

(iii) the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation;

(iv) a regional Native housing authority created under AS 18.55.996 or a regional electrical authority created under AS 18.57.020 ;

(v) the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, in regard to the repair, maintenance, and reconstruction of vessels, docking facilities, and passenger and vehicle transfer facilities of the Alaska marine highway system;

(vi) the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation;

(vii) the Alaska Retirement Management Board;

(viii) the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute;

(2) "change order" means a written order signed by the procurement officer, directing the contractor to make changes that the changes clause of the contract authorizes the procurement officer to order without the consent of the contractor;

(3) "commissioner" means the commissioner of administration;

(4) "competitive sealed bidding" means the procedure under AS 36.30.100 - 36.30.190;

(5) "competitive sealed proposals" means the procedure under AS 36.30.200 - 36.30.260;

(6) "construction" means the process of building, altering, repairing, maintaining, improving, or demolishing a public highway, structure, building, or other public improvement of any kind to real property other than privately owned real property leased for the use of agencies; it includes services and professional services relating to planning and design required for the construction; it does not include the routine operation of a public improvement to real property nor does it include the construction of public housing;

(7) "contract" means all types of state agreements, regardless of what they may be called, for the procurement or disposal of supplies, equipment for the state fleet, services, professional services, or construction;

(8) "contract modification" means a written alteration in specifications, delivery point, rate of delivery, period of performance, price, quantity, or other provisions of a contract accomplished by mutual action of the parties to the contract;

(9) "department" means the Department of Administration;

(10) "design-build construction contract" means a contract to provide construction in accordance with a design provided by the contractor;

(11) "employment program" means a nonprofit program to increase employment opportunities for individuals with physical or mental disabilities that constitute substantial barriers to employment;

(12) "grant" means property furnished by the state, whether real or personal, designated by law, including an appropriation Act, as a grant;

(13) "hearing" does not include a hearing in an arbitration;

(14) "lease-financing agreement" means a lease-purchase agreement that secures or is related to financing instruments of the lessor, including revenue bonds or certificates of participation;

(15) "lease-purchase agreement" means a lease that

(A) transfers ownership of the property to the lessee by the end of the lease term;

(B) contains a purchase option at a price less than the fair market value of the property on the date the option is exercisable;

(C) has a term, at inception, equal to 75 percent or more of the economic life of the property; or

(D) contains minimum lease payments, including minimum lease payments during a renewal provided for in the agreement, whose present value at the inception of the agreement equals 90 percent or more of the fair market value at the inception of the agreement of the real property that is the subject of the agreement; the present value shall be determined by using as a discount rate the most recent Bond Buyer 20-Bond G.O. Index;

(16) "person" means a business, individual, union, committee, club, other organization, or group of individuals;

(17) "procurement" means buying, purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring supplies, equipment for the state fleet, services, or construction; it also includes functions that pertain to the obtaining of a supply, equipment for the state fleet, service, or construction, including description of requirements, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration;

(18) "procurement officer" means a person authorized to enter into and administer contracts for an agency and make written determinations with respect to them; it also includes an authorized representative of a procurement officer acting within the limits of authority;

(19) "professional services" means professional, technical, or consultant's services that are predominantly intellectual in character, result in the production of a report or the completion of a task, and include analysis, evaluation, prediction, planning, or recommendation;

(20) "public building" means improved real property leased to the state for governmental, public, or educational use, but does not include improved real property owned by the University of Alaska Heating Corporation and leased to the University of Alaska for a purpose within the scope, as of July 1, 1986, of the heating corporation's charter;

(21) "services" means the furnishing of labor, time, or effort by a contractor, not involving the delivery of a specific end product other than reports that are merely incidental to the required performance; it does not include employment agreements or collective bargaining agreements;

(22) "state money" means any money appropriated to an agency or spent by an agency irrespective of its source, including federal assistance except as otherwise specified in AS 36.30.890 , but does not include money held in trust by an agency for a person;

(23) "state official" means a public employee, public officer, or official of an agency;

(24) "supplies" means all property of an agency, including equipment, materials, and insurance; it includes privately owned real property leased for the use of agencies, such as office space, but does not include the acquisition or disposition of other interests in land.

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