2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: May
VITA Desktop Contracts (language only)

Item 4-5.04 #6h

Item 4-5.04 #6h

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Good and Services

Page 580, after line 38, insert:
"h.  The Virginia Information Technologies Agency shall award statewide contracts for the acquisition of desktop computers based on an analysis of total cost of ownership which shall include all costs associated with hardware, support, end-user operations and administration over the life of the product."

(This amendment directs the VITA in awarding statewide contracts for desktop personal computers, to consider the total cost of ownership over the life of the product. Research has found that only 26 percent of a personal computer's cost is in the direct cost of the hardware.)