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

02/18/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

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

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

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.