Among other changes adopted by Virginia’s General Assembly last session, the scope of coverage of the Virginia Public Procurement Act has been expanded to include the various “independent agencies” in Virginia. Currently, those independent agencies include the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the State Lottery Department, the Virginia College Savings Plan, the Virginia Retirement System, the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission, and the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy.
Presumably those independent agencies will be evaluating and adopting implementation plans, and their inclusion within the VPPA will help provide guidelines and clarity in the implication of procurement process and administration.
The adopting bill was SB 1371. Click here to view the legislation.