2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Cooperative Procurement

Item 132 #7s

Item 132 #7s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2011 $0 FY2012 $500,000 GF

Page 105, line 16, strike "$5,439,278,512" and insert "$5,439,778,512".
Page 135, after line 19, insert:
"35.  Cooperative Procurement Initiative
a. Out of this appropriation, $400,000 the second year from the general fund shall be distributed by the Department of Education for grants to groups of school divisions that submit proposals for regional cooperative purchasing efforts.  In addition to any other information as specified by the department, proposals shall indicate the school divisions included, the types of purchases they would include, and the types of cooperative procurement methods they would pursue with the position.
b. Out of this appropriation, up to $100,000 the second year from the general fund shall be available for costs incurred by the Department of Education or the Department of Human Resource Management associated with an actuarial analysis of the impact of a statewide program of health insurance for employees of local school divisions.
c.  For the second year, in conjunction with an existing data collection administered by the Department of Education, each school division shall certify that cooperative procurement options, such as joint purchases with other school divisions or with local governments or open contracts, were considered."

(This amendment reflects several recommendations from JLARC's December 2010 report Use of Cooperative Procurement in Virginia School Divisions,pursuant to House Joint Resolution 60 of 2010.)