Public procurement; posting by local public bodies of procurement opportunities. (HB2170)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

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 also requires the Department of General Services to (i) 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 (ii) 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. Read the Bill »

Status

01/29/2013: Merged into HB1823

History

DateAction
01/09/2013Committee
01/09/2013Presented and ordered printed 13101199D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2170)
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1823-Villanueva)
01/29/2013Incorporated by General Laws (HB1823-Villanueva)

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.