(a) In furtherance of the purposes of this part and in order to contribute to the
economy of state government, it is the intent of the general assembly that there be
close cooperation between the committee and any agency of the state from which procurement
of commodities or services is required under the law currently in effect. The central nonprofit agency is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements,
contracts or other arrangements as may be determined to be necessary for the effective
coordination and efficient realization of the objectives of this part.
(b) The committee shall annually report, on or before December 31, to the governor
and to each member of the general assembly concerning the number of work centers for
the blind, agencies serving individuals with severe disabilities, and other entities
participating in the program, the total dollar amount of purchases made from the participating
work centers for the blind, agencies serving individuals with severe disabilities,
and other entities by state agencies, and any other information the committee deems
(c) When any state governmental unit is out of compliance with the rules and regulations
set forth by the committee under the terms and conditions specified in this part,
a work center may seek to recover damages in accordance with the terms and conditions
specified in title 9, chapter 8.
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