Virginia Public Procurement Act; information technology project services contracts, behind schedule. (HB680)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; information technology project services contracts; behind schedule; verification of work. Requires that all state agencies include in every written contract for information technology project services contracts provisions that the agency is not required to pay for hours worked on a computer and billed by the hour on a project that (i) is more than one year behind on any scheduled contract performance dates or actual completion dates or (ii) has costs in excess of $1 million over the initial term of the contract, unless such hourly work is verified as legitimate by automatic billing verification software meeting certain standards. Any data collected by automatic billing verification software is considered accounting records belonging to the contractor; however, no contractor is permitted to sell or transfer such data or use it for any purpose or in any manner other than to verify and manage the hours worked on the associated contract and billed to the agency. The bill exempts from the contract provision and data collection requirement any (i) contracts (a) between state agencies, (b) with any law-enforcement agency, or (c) with any agency that is the custodian of criminal justice information as defined in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services Division's Security Policy and (ii) work performed (a) by a state employee or (b) on a state-owned device. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103004D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB680)
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
02/11/2020Left in General Laws