2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Floor Approved)

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Procurement Workgroup

Item 82 #1h

Item 82 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of General Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $400,000 GF
FY2021 0.00 FY2022 2.00 FTE

Page 79, line 34, strike "$5,603,640" and insert "$6,003,640".

Page 79, line 39, before "Out" insert "A."

Page 79, after line 41, insert:

"B.1. The Department shall lead, provide administrative support to, and convene an annual public body procurement workgroup to review and study proposed changes to the Code of Virginia in areas of non-technology goods and services, technology goods and services, construction, transportation, and professional services procurements. The workgroup shall consist of the Director of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Director of the Department of General Services, the Chief Information Officer of Virginia Information Technology Agency, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation, Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, the President of the Virginia Association of State Colleges and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP) or their designees; a representative from the Office of the Attorney General Government Operations and Transactions Division, a staff member of the Virginia House Appropriations Committee, Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee, House General Laws Committee, and Senate General Laws and Technology Committee.

2. The workgroup is charged with hearing legislation referred by letter from the Chair of any committee of the General Assembly. The workgroup will hear from stakeholders identified by the patron of the referred legislation and other interested individuals to discuss the legislation's impacts to: 1) small businesses to include women and minorities; 2) the Commonwealth's budget; and 3) the Commonwealth's procurement processes. Such meetings will be open to the public. In addition, the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee may request the workgroup review procurement related proposals in advance of upcoming legislative sessions to better understand the fiscal impacts prior to the start of the annual General Assembly Session.

3. The workgroup will first examine current construction procurement processes by state agencies and covered institutions, needed to incentivize positive business behavior by general contractors that support achieving the Commonwealth's discretionary spend goals for small, women, and minority owned businesses. Additionally, the workgroup will provide best practices associated with oversight of subcontracts to include reporting requirements for payroll records, contracts and payments to other businesses, including individuals classified as independent contractors. In its initial review, the workgroup will provide findings to the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee, Committee on General Laws, Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee, Committee on General Laws on or before September 1, 2021. "


(This amendment creates annual public body procurement workgroup to review any proposed changes to the Virginia Public Procurement Act to better understand cost and process considerations involved with legislative proposals, before and after annual legislative session.)