HB 1835 Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA); methods of procurement.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA); methods of procurement; job order contracting and cooperative procurement. Clarifies that small purchase procedures include the procurement of non-transportation-related construction and that any such procedures shall not waive compliance with the Uniform State Building Code. The bill adds independent agencies of the Commonwealth to the definition of public body under the VPPA. The bill also increases contract amounts for job order contracting and provides that (i) order splitting with the intent of keeping a job order under the maximum dollar amounts prescribed is prohibited; (ii) no public body shall issue or use a job order, under a job order contract, solely for the purpose of receiving professional architectural or engineering services that constitute the practice of architecture or the practice of engineering as those terms are defined in § 54.1-400; however, professional architectural or engineering services may be included on a job order where such professional services are (a) incidental and directly related to the job, (b) do not exceed $25,000 per job order, and (c) do not exceed $75,000 per contract term; and (iii) job order contracting shall not be used for construction, maintenance, or asset management services for a highway, bridge, tunnel, or overpass. The bill clarifies the provisions of the VPPA relating to cooperative procurement and requires that by October 1, 2017, the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, public institutions of higher education having level 2 or 3 authority under the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act of 2005, any state agency utilizing job order contracting, and the Virginia Association of Counties, the Virginia Municipal League, and the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, on behalf of local public bodies, working cooperatively, report their respective experiences and findings relating to the appropriateness and effectiveness of job order contracting in general, the job order project cost limitations as added by this bill, and the architectural and professional engineering term contract limits to the Chairmen of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology. The bill also requires, for construction projects in excess of $2 million, that a public body, including public institutions of higher education, provide its justification for use of any procurement method other than competitive sealed bidding to the Director of the Department of General Services. The bill requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to develop a process for the administrative review of its procurement decisions that is consistent with the Constitution of Virginia. The bill further provides that its provisions shall not apply to any solicitation issued or contract awarded before July 1, 2015, except that the provisions of subsection B of § 2.2-4303.2, as added by the bill, shall apply to any renewal of a job order contract. The bill contains numerous technical amendments and is a recommendation of the General Laws Special Joint Subcommittee Studying the Virginia Public Procurement Act. This bill is identical to SB 1371.

Full text:
01/13/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101672D  pdf | impact statement
02/03/15  House: Committee substitute printed 15103750D-H1  pdf
02/06/15  House: Printed as engrossed 15103750D-EH1  pdf | impact statement
02/23/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15105130D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/27/15  House: Conference substitute printed 15105630D-H2  pdf | impact statement
03/06/15  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1835ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/27/15  House: Governor's substitute printed 15105742D-H3  pdf
04/30/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)  pdf

House amendments
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

01/13/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101672D
01/13/15  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/15  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/15  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/15  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
02/03/15  House: Committee substitute printed 15103750D-H1
02/05/15  House: Read first time
02/06/15  House: Read second time
02/06/15  House: Passed by temporarily
02/06/15  House: Committee substitute agreed to 15103750D-H1
02/06/15  House: Amendments by Delegate Gilbert agreed to
02/06/15  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1835EH1
02/06/15  House: Printed as engrossed 15103750D-EH1
02/09/15  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/09/15  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/10/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/15  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/15  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/23/15  Senate: Committee substitute printed 15105130D-S1
02/24/15  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/15  Senate: Read third time
02/25/15  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/25/15  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 15105130D-S1
02/25/15  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1835S1
02/25/15  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/15  House: Placed on Calendar
02/26/15  House: Senate substitute rejected by House 15105130D-S1 (1-Y 98-N)
02/26/15  House: VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 98-N)
02/26/15  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/15  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/26/15  House: House acceded to request
02/26/15  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/26/15  House: Delegates: Gilbert, Yost, Ward
02/26/15  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/15  Senate: Senators: Ruff, Reeves, Petersen
02/27/15  Conference: Amended by conference committee
02/27/15  House: Conference substitute printed 15105630D-H2
02/27/15  House: Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/27/15  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
02/27/15  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/06/15  House: Enrolled
03/06/15  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1835ER)
03/06/15  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/15  Senate: Signed by President
03/10/15  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/15  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/15  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
03/27/15  House: Governor's substitute printed 15105742D-H3
04/14/15  House: Placed on Calendar
04/15/15  House: House rejected Governor's recommendation (1-Y 97-N)
04/15/15  House: VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N)
04/15/15  House: Communicated to Governor
04/30/15  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 760 (effective 7/1/15)
04/30/15  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)