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2013 Session

Budget Bill - SB800 (Introduced)

Department of General Services

Item 81

Item 81

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Transportation Pool Services (82300)sum sufficient
Fund Sources: 

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 11, Article 7; § 2.2-120, Code of Virginia.


A. Included in statewide vehicle management services is an internal service fund derived from charges to agencies for those services.  The estimated cost for this internal service fund is $19,500,000 the first year and $21,000,000 the second year.


B. In addition to providing services to state agencies and institutions, fleet management services may also be provided to local public bodies on a fee for service basis in accordance with established Department of General Services Fleet Management policies and procedures.


C. The Department of General Services shall manage the Commonwealth's consolidation of bulk and commercial fuel contracts awarded in response to Chapter 879, Acts of Assembly of 2008, Item 1-83 C.  The intent of this consolidation is to leverage the Commonwealth's state and local public entities, gasoline and diesel fuel purchase volume to achieve the most favored pricing from private sector fuel providers, and reduce procurement administration workload from state agencies, institutions, local government entities, and other authorized users of awarded contracts that would have otherwise procured and contracted separately for these commodities. 


D. The Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of General Services may enter into a comprehensive agreement, or multiple comprehensive agreements, pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act – 2002 (§ 56-575.1 et seq.), to achieve the purposes of § 2.2-1176 (B) and result in the replacement of state-owned or operated vehicles with vehicles that operate on alternative fuels. Any agreement entered into must be cost neutral or result in a reduction in the Commonwealth's combined vehicle acquisition and operational costs, and result in lower environmental emissions.    The agreements shall not be subject to the requirements found in Title 30, Chapter 42, Code of Virginia (§ 30-278 et. seq.). The Director, Department of General Services, in consultation with the Governor's Senior Advisor on Energy and the Secretary of Finance, shall determine whether the agreement is cost neutral or results in cost savings to the Commonwealth.


E. The comprehensive agreement referenced in D. above, may allow for the Department of General Services (DGS) to establish alternative fuels (natural gas, propone, electric) fueling sites at its office of fleet management facility in Richmond, Virginia.  Such sites may be open to the general public for the purchase of alternative fuels when such fuels are not available on the retail market within 10 miles of the DGS fleet management facility.  Rates for fuel purchased by the general public will be established by the private vendor operating the fueling site.  In emergency situations or fuel shortages, the Commonwealth retains the ability to restrict access to such sites as necessary.