2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Nixon
Purchase of Telecommunications Equip (language only)

Item 4-5.04 #5h

Item 4-5.04 #5h

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Good and Services

Page 580, after line 38, insert:
"h. To insure that customer premise telecommunications equipment (CPE) used by state agencies and institutions for voice networks, data networks, converged networks and voice over internet protocol phone telephone systems is procured at the lowest possible cost, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency shall competitively procure such equipment, whether by purchase or lease, in Requests-for-Proposals that are separate from the provision of voice and data services."

(This amendment directs the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, in procuring telecommunications equipment that is located on the premises of a state agency or institution and used in the state agency or institution's voice network, data network, converged network or voice over internet protocol system, to procure such equipment separately from the purchase of voice and data telecommunications services. Voice and data telecommunications services are provided to the Commonwealth's agencies and institutions by two vendors. Equipment to access these services is available from a wide variety of product manufacturers and equipment providers who are independent of these vendors. It is commonly accepted practice in the private sector to procure the telecommunications equipment separately from telecommunications services to reduce costs.)