2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Eliminate VITA Procurement Transfer to DGS

Item 80 #1h

Item 80 #1h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
General Services, Department of FY2009 ($1,871,285) FY2010 ($1,824,620) NGF
FY2009 -16.00 FY2010 -16.00 FTE

Page 66, line 34, strike "$24,175,520" and insert "$22,304,235".
Page 66, line 34, strike "$24,128,855" and insert "$22,304,235".
Page 67, strike lines 2 through 6.Page 67, line 7, strike "2." and insert "C."Page 67, line 8, after "shall", strike ":".Page 67 strike lines 9 through 13.Page 67, line 14, strike "b. Standardize" and insert "standardize".Page 67, strike lines 32 through 43.

(This amendment eliminates the proposed transfer of information technology procurement functions from VITA to the Department of General Services as contained in the Governor's introduced budget. While the description provided by the administration for this transfer states that it will allow for the consolidation of common business practices, it could actually increase the time required to approve projects and procurements due to the need for the Department of General Services to now integrate procurements into the project, approval, and security oversight requirements for information technology projects. The transfer may also interfere with the contractual responsibility the Commonwealth has to use Northrop Grumman as state government's primary infrastructure services provider.)