HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 148
(By Delegates White, Reynolds, Williams, Perdue, Anderson, Nelson, Skaff, Evans, A., Guthrie, Gearheart, Pethtel, Storch, Phillips, L., Moye, Andes, Poling, D., Canterbury, Miller, Craig, Walters, Cowles, Phillips, R., Ashley, Iaquinta, and Marshall)
(Originating in the Committee on Finance)
[April 10, 2013]
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to undertake a study of current procurement and purchasing procedures.
Whereas, a wide variety of products and services are contracted for by state agencies every year; and
Whereas, using the most efficient and fair purchasing and procurement procedures may result in savings of state funds for those products and services; and
Whereas, a number of models and procedures are used by government entities for purchasing and procurement of products and services; and
Whereas, uniformity of these purchasing and procurement procedures will ensure fairness and equality in obtaining products and services on behalf of the state; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to undertake a study of current purchasing procedures, including statutes, legislative rules and any handbook or policies adopted by the Purchasing Division; the possible adoption of the Model Procurement Act, in whole or in part; and procurement methods currently being utilized, including open-ended contracts, piggyback contracts, secondary bidding, and contracts awarded to multiple vendors; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance be authorized to require the testimony of acknowledged experts and others, as well as all records, that it deems necessary to complete a thorough study of these issues and matters ancillary thereto; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the 2014 Regular Session of the Legislature on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare all reports and draft legislation be paid from the legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.