2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Converged Communications Services (language only)

Item 465 #1s

Item 465 #1s

Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Page 421, following line 48, insert:
"C. The agency shall adopt requirements and standards for the acquisition of converged voice, data, and video communications services acquired by the Commonwealth and its agencies and institutions.  These requirements and standards should conform to international industry standards to the maximum extent possible and include, at a minimum, standards for security, reliability, manageability, accessibility, quality of service and 911.  The agency shall then develop and issue a Request for Proposals to provide the Commonwealth with a statewide contract specifically for converged voice, data, and video communications services.  The resultant contract shall become the standard for the acquisition of all converged communication services by the Commonwealth and its agencies and institutions.  In the event that additional contracts are used to acquire converged communications services, they must adhere to the requirements and standards documented in the scope of this contract.  Such converged communications services contracts shall include a defined scope and a list of requirements specifically designed for converged communications services."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)