2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 13 - Public Purchases and Property
Article 4 - Public Works Contracts
Section 13-4-33 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 13-4-33 (2021)

As used in the Subcontractors Fair Practices Act [13-4-31 to 13-4-42 NMSA 1978]:

A. "contractor" means the prime contractor on a public works construction project who contracts directly with the using agency;

B. "subcontractor" means a contractor who contracts directly with the contractor;

C. "listing threshold" means the dollar amount, stipulated in the bidding documents, above which subcontractors must be listed;

D. "notice" means information, advice or a written warning intended to apprise a contractor, subcontractor or using agency of some proceeding in which the contractor's, subcontractor's or using agency's interests are involved or to inform him of some fact that is his right to know. Notice may be sent to a contractor, subcontractor or using agency by certified or registered mail and shall be deemed to be completed upon date of mailing; and

E. "using agency" means any state agency or local public body requiring services or construction.

History: Laws 1988, ch. 18, § 3; 1995, ch. 82, § 2.


The 1995 amendment, effective June 16, 1995, in Subsection D, substituted "subcontractor or using agency" for "or subcontractor" twice, substituted "the contractor's, subcontractor's or using agency's" for "his", and substituted "that" for "which".

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