2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 333 - Purchasing: State
NRS 333.365 - Breach of contract: Penalties.


NV Rev Stat § 333.365 (2013) What's This?

1. A person who has entered into a contract with the Purchasing Division or another agency of this state and who does not perform according to the terms of the contract is liable for, in addition to any other applicable damages for breach of contract, a penalty of not more than 5 percent of the total value of the bid or contract. The penalty must be recovered in a civil action upon the complaint of the Administrator in any court of competent jurisdiction. In addition to recovering the penalty and any other applicable damages, the Administrator may refuse to accept a bid from the person or refuse to award a contract to the person, or both, for not more than 2 years.

2. If the Administrator does not bring an action to recover the penalty prescribed by subsection 1, he or she may:

(a) Refuse to accept a bid from the person, refuse to award a contract to the person, or both, for not more than 2 years; and

(b) Impose an administrative penalty, in an amount not to exceed 5 percent of the total value of the bid or contract. Such a penalty may be recovered only after notice is given to the person by mail.

3. A penalty imposed pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 may be deducted from any payment due the person or, if a bond has been issued or a check received, a claim may be made against the bond or check. If no payment is due and no bond was issued or check received, the Administrator may issue a claim for payment of the penalty. The claim must be paid within 30 days.

(Added to NRS by 1991, 619; A 1997, 487; 2003, 870)

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