HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 97
(By Delegates Moore, Guthrie, Lawrence and Stephens)
Requesting that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance conduct a study regarding the state contract procurement process, with special emphasis on contract procurement relative to small disadvantaged business enterprises.
Whereas, The State of West Virginia purchases millions of dollars in commodities and services from thousands of vendors in order to efficiently operate state agencies and programs; and
Whereas, The Department of Transportation has had a successful program utilizing its web site, established by the Legislature, of assisting small disadvantaged business enterprises to locate, pursue and secure state contracts efficiently; and
Whereas, Establishing a program within the Department of Administration’s Purchasing Division dedicated to registering small disadvantaged business enterprises and their available services will enable these entities to fully pursue all contract opportunities in all areas of the state agency contract procurement process; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the state contract procurement process, with special emphasis on contract procurement relative to the small disadvantaged business enterprises; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Legislature on the first day of the regular session, 2013, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.