Section 19204.

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(a) All judicial branch entities shall comply with the provisions of this code that are applicable to state agencies and departments related to the procurement of goods and services, including information technology goods and services. All contracts with total cost estimated at more than one million dollars ($1,000,000), except contracts covered by Section 68511.9 of the Government Code, shall be subject to the review and recommendations of the Bureau of State Audits to ensure compliance with this part. All judicial branch entities shall notify the State Auditor, in writing, of the existence of any such contracts within 10 business days of entering the contract. In addition, all administrative and infrastructure information technology projects of the Judicial Council or the courts with total costs estimated at more than five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall be subject to the reviews and recommendations of the California Technology Agency, as specified in Section 68511.9 of the Government Code.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), procurement and contracting for the planning, design, construction, rehabilitation, renovation, replacement, lease, or acquisition of court facilities shall be conducted by judicial branch entities consistent with the relevant provisions of this code applicable to state agencies.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this part does not apply to procurement and contracting by judicial branch entities that are related to trial court construction, including, but not limited to, the planning, design, construction, rehabilitation, renovation, replacement, lease, or acquisition of trial court facilities. However, this part shall apply to contracts for maintenance of all judicial branch facilities that are not under the operation and management of the Department of General Services.

(d) Only until the Judicial Council adopts the Judicial Branch Contracting Manual required pursuant to Section 19206, judicial branch entities shall instead be governed by applicable policies and procedures in the State Administrative Manual and the State Contracting Manual, or policies and procedures as otherwise required by law to be adopted by the Department of General Services applicable to state agencies.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 36, Sec. 71. (SB 92) Effective June 30, 2011. Operative July 27, 2011, pursuant to Sec. 83 of Ch. 36, as amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 136, Sec. 32.)

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