Public procurement; posting by local public bodies of procurement opportunities. (HB1823)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Mike Watson (R-Williamsburg), and Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public procurement; posting by local public bodies of procurement opportunities. Requires local public bodies to post required procurement notices on the Department of General Services' central electronic procurement website and makes newspaper publication or posting on other appropriate websites optional. Currently, only state public bodies are required to post procurement notices on the Department of General Services' central electronic procurement website. The bill provides, however, that no local public body shall be required to post on the Department of General Services' central electronic procurement website if (i) the amount of such contract is not expected to exceed $100,000 or (ii) the local public body has a website for the posting of such notices and provides the website address to the Department of General Services for posting on its central electronic procurement website. The bill also requires the Department of General Services to (a) provide an electronic data file of the using agency's business opportunities at no charge to any requesting newspaper or other print publication with circulation in Virginia using the comma-separated values (CSV) format and (b) send the data file automatically via electronic mail on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as agreed to by the parties. The bill specifies the information to be included in the data file. Amends § 2.2-4301, § 2.2-4303, § 56-573.1:1, § 56-575.17, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/04/2013: In Committee

History

  • 01/08/2013 Committee
  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103548D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/22/2013 Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
  • 01/23/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1823)
  • 01/24/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 3-N)
  • 01/29/2013 Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/29/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104700D-H1
  • 01/29/2013 Incorporates HB2170
  • 01/30/2013 Read first time
  • 01/31/2013 Read second time
  • 01/31/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104700D-H1
  • 01/31/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1823H1
  • 02/01/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1823H1)
  • 02/01/2013 Read third time and passed House (73-Y 25-N)
  • 02/01/2013 VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/04/2013 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/12/2013 Impact statement from DPB (HB1823H1)
  • 02/18/2013 Committee substitute printed 13105327D-S1
  • 02/18/2013 Committee substitute printed to Web only 13105327D-S1
  • 02/18/2013 Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

ACLU-VA Open Government, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

ACLU of Virginia supports making information on the opportunities to do business with state and local government more readily available both online and in print. ACLU of Virginia opposes allowing notices of requests for proposals to be published only on websites and not in newspapers of general circulation.