2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Procurement by VDOT (language only)

Item 488 #3s

Item 488 #3s

Transportation, Department of

Page 347, insert after line 21:
"F.1.  The Department shall also procure professional services, as defined in §11-37 of the Code of Virginia, in accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (§11-35 et seq.).  However, when professional services are needed, VDOT shall prepare, prior to the receipt of the Request for Proposals, an estimate of the cost of the services required.  These estimates shall be utilized in the course of negotiations to arrive at a fair and reasonable price for the contract.  Negotiations with the offerors deemed to be fully qualified and experienced, in the order of preference, may be conducted until a contract that offers the best value to the Commonwealth is awarded.
(2).  The Department shall complete a review of its existing list of materials approved for use in construction and maintenance of Virginia roadways by August 15, 2002, to identify those types, classes or grades where more materials might be added to the list and provide the justification for its sole source providers to the Secretary of Transportation for transmittal to the Governor."

(This amendment allows VDOT to negotiate professional service contracts and to review its existing list of materials to ensure that the best value for the Commonwealth is obtained, particularly in the current period of revenue and cash shortfalls.)