2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dance
VCCS - Level 2.5 Authority - Procurement Language (language only)

Item 4-9.02 #2s

Item 4-9.02 #2s

Higher Education Restructuring
Level II Authority


Page 582, after line 48, insert:

"2. The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is authorized, for a period of five years, to exercise additional financial and administrative authority as set out in each of the three functional areas of information technology, procurement, and capital projects as set forth and subject to all the conditions in §§ 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 of the second enactment of Chapter 824 and 829 of the Acts of Assembly of 2008 except that (i) any effective dates contained in Chapter 824 and 829 of the Acts of Assembly of 2008 are superseded by the provisions of this item; (ii) delegation of procurement authority to the VCCS shall be to the State Board for Community Colleges; (iii) the State Board for Community Colleges shall be responsible for approving any subsequent delegation of procurement authority to its Shared Services Center staff based on qualifications and performance of the Shared Services Center staff; (iv) the institution's chief procurement officer and lead buyer must have and maintain the Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO) certification, Certified University Purchasing Officer (CUPO), or equivalent professional certifications, and other team lead buyers must achieve equivalent certification within two years of Level II authority being approved or within two years of hiring unless exempted by the Department of General Services; (v) the institution is not required to have a prior decentralized procurement authority delegated  to the institution by the Department of General Services in order to be eligible for the additional procurement authority."

Page 582, line 49, strike "2." and insert "3."

Page 584, strike lines 54 through 57.

Page 585 strike lines 1 through 3.


(This language amendment alters the proposed language in the introduced budget that delegated the Virginia Community College Ssytem's advanced procurement authority to the shared services center and individual community colleges.)