Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM)

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SEPTEMBER 1998



AGENCY

PROCUREMENT

AND

SURPLUS PROPERTY

MANUAL























COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA


Department of General
Services


Division of Purchases and Supply


1111

East Broad Street


Richmond, Virginia 23219


Includes PIM
#
98
-
029
,
October 14, 2011









PREFACE


AGENCY PROCUREMENT AND SURPLUS PROPERTY MANUAL


September 1998 Edition



The
Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual

(
APSPM
) is published under the
authority of Section 2.2
-
1111of the
Code of Virginia,
and establishes the policies and procedures
to be followed by State agencies and institutions in fulfilling procurement and related logistical
responsibilities within their dele
gated limits. The Division of Purchases and Supply (DPS) of the
Department of General Services (DGS) will from time to time issue Procurement Information
Memorandums (PIMs) which are effective until included in a revision to the Manual or
rescinded. Appen
dix C has been reserved for filing these memoranda. This edition of the
APSPM
applies to procurements initiated beginning September 15, 1998. It supersedes all
previous editions and changes thereto.


The manual has been significantly reformatted, moderni
zed and made more “user friendly.”
Incorporated are recommendations received from an interagency task force as well as agency
users. Their contributions are gratefully acknowledged. Every effort has been made to keep
foremost in our mind its readability

--

from senior administrators to newly hired entry level
personnel responsible for processing day
-
to
-
day procurement transactions. Changes are
intended to facilitate and simplify access to the wide variety of topics for those public employees
having off
icial responsibility for procurement transactions as enunciated in Title 2.2, Chapter 43,
the

Virginia Public Procurement Act
. Copies may be obtained from DPS, downloaded from the
DPS Bulletin Board and from the DGS/DPS home page:

http://www.dgs.state.va.us/dps
.


Comments, suggestions, and questions of interpretation are always welcomed and should be
addressed to the staff at the Division of Purchases and Supply.

















Donald C. Williams





D.B.
Smit

Director, DGS






Deputy Director, DGS




INTRODUCTION


As indicated in the Preface, the
APSPM

has been significantly reformatted. Regulatory issues
have been distinguished from policies and procedures. Violation of rules and regulations may

be
handled in an administrative manner under the provision of
Code of Virginia
, § 2.2
-
1115.
Violations of policies and procedures contained in this manual will be handled in accordance
with
Code of Virginia
, § 2.2
-
1120.


For the purposes of this manual,
the basic distinction between “regulatory” requirements and
“policies and procedures” is that the regulatory requirements have their basis in the
Code of
Virginia
.


Policies and procedures are administrative implementation intended to inject consistency
and
clarity in understanding and applying the regulatory requirements. In addition, they represent
what is widely viewed in the purchasing profession as the application of sound, generally
accepted good purchasing practices.


Every effort has been made to

identify regulatory requirements. Users will note in the text of
each chapter, references are made to appropriate sections of the
Code of Virginia
. In addition, to
assist in identifying and distinguishing regulatory requirements from administrative
requ
irements, i.e., policies and procedures, a new column, entitled “
Code of Virginia
” has been
added in the index. Any subject which appears in the code column is considered regulatory in
nature.
Text references may represent synopses or abbreviated portion
s of the applicable
code. Precise language should be obtained by referring to the applicable portion of the
Code of Virginia
.


Each chapter contains annexes. In most cases, the annexes consist of checklists, flowcharts,
forms, formats and other types of
suggested guidance for users. Throughout the chapters and
annexes, every effort has been made to reduce the mandatory requirements, which are usually
indicated by the words “shall”, “must”, “will”, etc., to permit user option and flexibility by use of
wor
ds such as “may”, “should” and “recommended”. Care has been taken to carefully draw the
appropriate distinctions.


Your assistance is sought wherever clarification or corrections may be in order. They are
certainly appreciated and, if appropriate, will
be promptly announced through issuance of the
DPS Director’s Procurement Information Memorandums (PIMs).


The

Virginia Information Technologies

Agency (VITA) has the authority granted under § 2.2
-
2007 of the
Code of Virginia,

for the purchase of informatio
n technology goods and services.
Reference
s

made to the Department of Information Technology (DIT) or the Department of
Technology Planning (DTP)
are

no longer valid, effective 7/1/03. Agencies and institutions
must follow the guidance issued by VITA for

information technology procurements.



i

TABLE OF CONTENTS



One



1.

General

1.1

DGS/DPS Authority and Responsibility

1.2

Agency Purchasing Authority

1.3

Statutory Exemptions

1.4

Administrative Exemptions

1.5

Exceptions to Competitive Requirements


Annexes

1
-
A

Agency Standards for Increased Delegated Procurement Authority

1
-
B

Agency/Institution Request for
Unlimited

Delegated Procurement Authority

1
-
C

Telecommunications Service Requisition


Two



2.

General

2.1

Mandatory Sources

Term Contracts

Virginia Correctional Enterprises

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Virginia Distribution Center (VDC)

DGS/DPS Office of Graphic Communications

Virginia

Information Technolog
ies Age
ncy

(
VITA
)

2.2

Nonmandatory Sources

Optional
-
Use Term Contracts

Surplus Property

Sheltered Workshops

2.3

Source Lists

2.4

Suppliers' Catalogs

2.5

Contact with Vendors

2.6

Other Sources of Supply



Three



3.

General

3.1

Bid
Invitations, Request for Proposals and Responses

3.2

Bonds

3.3

Computer Equipment Performance Specifications

3.4

Contractor License Requirements

3.5

Contract/Purchase Order Modification Restrictions

3.6

Contract Pricing Arrangements

3.7

Cooperative Procure
ment

3.8

Documentation of Files

3.9

Federal Grants

3.10

Small, Women
-
Owned and Minority Businesses

Procurement Authority and Responsibility

Sources of Supply

General Procurement Policies



ii

Three

(continued)

3.11

Multiple Awards

3.12

Nondiscrimination

3.13

Petitioning for Less Toxic Goods or Products

3.14

Preferences

3.15

Procurement Methods

3.16

Prohibited Participation

3.17

Public Access to Procurement Records

3.18

Publicly Posted Notices

3.19

Recycled Goods Purchase Program

3.20

Responsible Bidder or Offeror

3.21

Responsive Bid

3.22

Standards of Conduct

3.23

Taxes

3.24

Tie Bids

3.25

Electronic Commer
ce (Deleted)

3.26

Prohibited
C
ontracts

3.27

Protection of Personally Identifiable Information

3.28

Authorization to Transact Business in The Commonwealth


Annexes

3
-
A

Procurement Methods Flowchart

3
-
B

Summary of Procurement Policies

3
-
E

Bond Documentation Review
Checklist

3
-
F

Form St
-
12
-

Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption

3
-
G

Form DGS
-
41
-
098 Standard Bid Bond for Non
-
Construction

3
-
H

Form DGS
-
41
-
099 Standard Labor and Material Payment Bond for Non
-
Construction

3
-
I

Form DGS
-
41
-
100 Standard Performance Bond

for Non
-
Construction

3
-
J

Certification of Compliance with Prohibition
o
f Political Contributions
a
nd Gifts


Four



4.

General

4.1

Lead
-
Time

4.2

Selection of Procurement Method

4.3

Preparing the Written
Solicitation

4.4

Specifications

4.5

Qualified Products Lists (QPL) or Qualified Contractor's Lists (QCL)

4.6

Computer Hardware
-

Site Preparation

4.7

Prompt Payment Discounts

4.8

Advance Payments

4.9

Commodity Codes

4.10

Price Reasonableness Determination

4.11

Order Splitting Prohibition

4.12

Award Documents

4.13

Freight

4.14

Insurance

4.15

Bookstore, Commissary, Canteen, Gift Shop, and Similar Retail Outlet Purchases

4.16

Conference Planning

4.17

Used Equipment

4.18

Rental/Lease, Installment Purchases

4.19

Maintenance/Repair of Equipment

4.20

Printing

General Procurement Guidelines & Planning


iii

Four

(continued)

4.21

Services

4.22

Non
-
Professional Services

4.23

Professional Services

4.24

Construction

4.25

Make
-
or
-
Buy Analysis

4.26

Use of Contractor's Standard Contract Form

4.27

Samples

4.28

Vendor Ad
vertising Prohibition

4.29

Virginia Business Opportunities Advertising

4.30

Antitrust Violations

4.31

Debarment

4.32

Unsolicited Proposals

4.33

General Services Administration

(GSA) Contract Pricing (Deleted) Moved to 3.7

4.34

Procurement of Outdoor Light Fixtures


Annexes

4
-
A

Agency Purchase Order

4
-
B

Contract Form Addendum to Contractor's Form

4
-
C

Make
-
or
-
Buy Analysis Procedures

4
-
E

Deleted

4
-
F

Tips for Detecting Bid Rigging, Price Fixing, and other Types of Collusion

4
-
G

Employee or Independent Contractor? Factors

to Consider

4
-
H

Waste & Abuse Warning Symptoms


Five



5.

General

5.1

Competitive Requirements

5.2

Charge Cards for Small Purchases (Deleted)

5.3

Single Quotation

5.4

Deleted

5.5

Deleted

5.6

Unsealed Bidding

5.7

Unsealed Proposals

5.8

Purchases for Research and Academic Support

5.9

Pass
-
through
-
Procurement

5.10

Blanket Purchase Agreement


Annexes

5
-
A

Small Purchase Procedures Flowchart

5
-
B

Charge Card Process Flowchart (Deleted)

5
-
C

Single Quotation Process Flowchart

5
-
D

Six
Quotation
Process Flowchart (Deleted)

5
-
E

Unsealed Bidding Process Flowchart

5
-
F

Unsealed Proposal Process Flowchart

5
-
G

Telephone Record for Goods

5
-
H

Telephone Record for Services

5
-
I

Fax Back Price Quote Sheet





Small Purchases


iv



Six



6.

General

6.1

Competitive Sealed Bidding

6.2

Preparation and Issuance of IFBs

6.3

Sealed Bids
-

Receipt, Opening, Evaluation, and Award

6.4

Two
-
Step Competitive Sealed Bidding

6.5

Procedure for Two
-
Step Competitive Sealed Bidding

6.6

Combined Two
-
Step Competitive Seale
d Bidding

6.7

Negotiation with the Lowest Responsible Bidder


Annexes

6
-
A

Competitive Sealed Bidding Flowchart

6
-
B

Sample Format and Step
-
by
-
Step Procedures

6
-
C

Vendor Data Sheet

6
-
D

IFB Solicitation and File Checklist

6
-
E

Prebid or Preproposal Conference
Checklist

6
-
F

IFB/RFP Addendum Format

6
-
G

Notice of Intent to Award

6
-
H

Notice of Award


Seven



7.

General

7.1

Competitive Negotiation (For Goods and Nonprofessional Services)

7.2

Preparation and Issuance of a Request for Proposals

(RFP)

7.3

Sealed Proposals
-

Receipt and Evaluation

7.4

Negotiation and Award

7.5

Best Value Acquisition


Annexes

7
-
A

Competitive Negotiation Flowchart

7
-
B

Sample Format and Step
-
by
-
Step Procedures

7
-
C

Negotiation Tips/Guidelines

7
-
D

Standard Contract
Format (Competitively Negotiated Contracts)

7
-
E

RFP Solicitation and File Checklist

7
-
F

Best Value Criteria, Evaluation Methods & Scoring

7
-
G

Small Business Subcontracting Plan

7
-
H

Summary of Evaluation Ratings by Criteria Workshee
t


Eight



8.

Definition

8.1

Approval for Sole Source Procurements to $50,000

8.2

Procurements Over $50,000

8.3

Negotiating A Contract

8.4

Price Reasonableness Determination

8.5

Posting Requirements

8.6

Award Document

8.7

Alternative Procurement

Competitive Sealed Bidding

Competitive Negotiation


Sole Source Procurement


v

Eight

(continued)

Annexes

8
-
A

Sole Source Process Flowchart

8
-
B

Sole Source Checklist

8
-
C

Sole Source Procurement Approval Request Form

8
-
D

Standard Contract Format (Non
-
Competitively Negotiated Contracts)

8
-
E

Sole Source Notice of Award

8
-
F

Notice of Contract A
ward



Nine


9.

General

9.1

Types of Emergency Procurements

9.2

Award of Emergency Procurements

9.3

Documentation

9.4

Emergency Planning


Annexes

9
-
A

Emergency Procurement Process Flowchart

9
-
B

Notice of Emergency Award


Ten



10.

General

10.1

Planning and Checklist

10.2

Contract Administrator

10.3

Procurement Records

10.4

Delivery of Goods

10.5

Inspection

10.6

Acceptance

10.7

Rejection

10.8

Restocking Charges

10.9

Overshipments/Overruns

10.10

Lost or Damage
d Shipments

10.11

Payment and Invoice Processing

10.12

Modifications and Change Orders

10.13

Contract Renewal and Extension

10.14

Termination for the Convenience of the Commonwealth

10.15

Cancellations of Purchase Orders and Contracts

10.16

Default

10.17

Vendor Performance Complaints

10.18

Notice to Cure

10.19

Termination for Default and Reprocurement Costs

10.20

Debarment and Reinstatement

10.21

Cooperative Procurement Contract Administration

10.22

Administration Efforts
-

Contract Types and Pricing Arran
gements


Annexes

10
-
A

Post Award Administration Checklist

10
-
B

Contract Administration Tips

10
-
C

Sample Designation Letter

Emergency Procurement

Contract
Administration


vi

Ten

(continued)

10
-
D

Sample Contractor Performance Evaluation Survey

10
-
E

Request to DGS/DPS for Purchase Order Change

10
-
F

Agency P
urchase Order Change

10
-
G

Contract Modification Agreement

10
-
H

Procurement Complaint Form

10
-
I

Cure Letter

10
-
J

Default Letter

10
-
K

Request for Payment Letter

10
-
L

Default and Request for Payment Letter


Eleven


11.

General

11.1

Deleted

11.2

Administrative

Appeals

11.3

Disputes

11.4

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


Twelve




State Surplus Property

12.0

General

12.1

Definition of Surplus Property

12.2

Authority and Responsibility for State Surplus Property

12.3

Services Available for Local Government Surplus Property

12.4

Agency Responsibilities Related to Surplus Property

12.5

Purchases by State Employees and Their Families

12.6

Disposal Authority

12.
7

Disposal Methods and Procedures

12.8

Disposal Methods for Regulated and Special Items

12.9

Trade
-
Ins

12.10

Deliveries to Surplus Warehouses/Distribution Centers

12.11

State Surplus Property Forms and Reporting Instructions

12.12

Proceeds from the Sale of Surplus Materials

12.13

Surplus Firearms Disposal Procedures


Federal Surplus Property

12.14

Authority and Responsibility for Federal Surplus Property

12.15

Federal Surplus Property Eligibility Requirements for Receiving Organiza
tions

12.16

Designation of Federal Surplus Property Officer

12.17

Federal Property Availability

12.18

Federal Surplus Screening and Acquisition

12.19

Restrictions and Use Requirements

12.20

Title to Property

12.21

Federal Surplus Property Disposal Procedu
res

12.22

Property Management

12.23

Audits and Compliance Surveys

12.24

Fees/Service Charges

12.25

Federal Surplus Property Records

12.26

Federal Surplus Property Documentation

Appeals and Disputes

State & Federal Surplus Property


vii


Twelve

(continued)

Annexes

12
-
A

Surplus Property Report, Form 44
-
001

12
-
B

State Surplus Property Transfer Document, Form 44
-
012

12
-
C

Surplus Property Signature Authorization Form

12
-
D

Agency Surplus Property Officer Designation Form

12
-
E

Surplus Property Manifest Form

12
-
F

Surplus Property Donation Record Form, 44
-
018

12
-
G

Decla
ration of Surplus Firearms (Surplus Firearm Form A)

12
-
H

Firearms Manifest: Agency Transfer Form (Surplus Firearm Form B)

12
-
I

Firearms Manifest: Agency to Local Law Enforcement Agency Sale (Surplus Firearm Form C)

12
-
J

Firearms Manifest: Agency Trade
-
In

(Surplus Firearm Form D)

12
-
K

Firearms Manifest for Destruction (Surplus Firearm Form E)

12
-
L

Agency Firearm Destruction Request (Surplus Firearm Form F)

12
-
M

Certificate of Firearms Destruction (Surplus Firearm Form G)



Thirteen



13.

General

13.1

Contacts with DGS/DPS Personnel

13.2

DGS/DPS Home Page

13.3

Vendor Source Assistance

13.4

Specifications/Purchase Descriptions

13.5

Pricing Assistance

13.6

Contract Compliance Assistance

13.7

DGS/DPS State Contracts

13.8

Submiss
ion of DGS/DPS Purchase Requisition

13.9

Training

13.10

Procurement Management Reviews

13.11

Increased Delegated Purchasing Authority Requests

13.12

Graphics Services

13.13

Service Contracting


Annexes

13
-
A

DGS/DPS Purchase Requisition

13
-
B

DPS
Organizational Chart

13
-
C

Directory of Procurement Assistance

13
-
D

Procurement Exemption Request Form



Fourteen



14
.

General

14.1

Definitions

14.2

Internet Access

14.3

Agency Responsibility

14.4

e
-
Mall Shopping

14.5

Small Purchase
Competitive Requirements

14.6

Change Orders

14.7

Documentation of Purchase Transactions


DGS/DPS Support and Assistance

Electronic Procurement


viii

Fourteen

(continued)

14.8

Approvals

14.9

Use of eVA and Exclusions


14.10

Vendor Registration Requirement

14.11

Orders To Vendors Not Registered

In eVA and Related
Fees

14.12

Self
-
Certification and Fees For Non
-
Compliant Purchase Transactions

14.13

eVA Multiple Orders

14.14

Small Purchase Charge Card (SPCC)

14.15

Set
-
aside Advertisements for eVA and VBO


Annex

A

Standard eVA Term and Condition








A

Definitions (Glossary, Abbreviations, and Acronyms)

B

Terms and Conditions

C

Procurement Information Memorandum/Record of Changes and Suggested Changes form






Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM)

Vendors Manual

Code of Virginia
Appendices

Cross Referenced Index



CHAPTER 1


PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY





In this Chapter look for . . .


1
.

General












1.1

DGS/DPS Authority and Responsibility

1.2

Agency Purchasing Authority

1.3

Statutory Exemptions

1.4

Administrative Exemptions

1.5

Exceptions to Competitive Requirements


Annexes

1
-
A

Agency Standards for Increased Delegated Procurement Authority

1
-
B

Agency/Institution Request for Unlimited Delegated Procurement Authority


1
-
C

T
elecommunications Service Requisition




1
.

General
. Public purchasing embraces a fundamental obligation to the general public to ensure that procurements
are accomplished in accordance with the intent of the laws enacted by the appropriate legislative body. The intent of
the Virginia General Assembly is

set forth in the
Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA).


To the end that public bodies in the Commonwealth obtain high quality goods and services at reasonable cost, that
all procurement procedures be conducted in a fair and impartial manner with avoidan
ce of any impropriety or
appearance of impropriety, that all qualified vendors have access to public business and that no offeror be arbitrarily
or capriciously excluded, it is the intent of the General Assembly that competition be sought to the maximum
fe
asible degree,
that procurement procedures involve openness and administrative efficiency,

that individual public
bodies enjoy broad flexibility in fashioning details of such competition, that the rules governing contract awards be
made clear in advance of

the competition, that specifications reflect the procurement needs of the purchasing body
rather than being drawn to favor a particular vendor, and that the purchaser and vendor freely exchange information
concerning what is sought to be procured and what

is offered. Public bodies may consider best value concepts when
procuring goods and nonprofessional services, but not construction or professional services. The criteria, factors,
and basis for consideration of best value and the process for the conside
ration of best value shall be as stated in the
procurement solicitation. (
Code of Virginia
, § 2.2
-
4300).


This statement of intent by the General Assembly highlights the use of competition to the maximum feasible degree.
Competitive procurement requires
time and administrative effort; it does not guarantee that an agency’s preferred
brand or vendor will be selected. Conducted properly, competitive procurement responds to user needs, results in
public confidence in the integrity of public purchasing, and
generally brings the most favorable prices.


The
Virginia Public Procurement Act

(VPPA)
applies generally to every “public body” in the Commonwealth, which
§ 2.2
-
4301 of the
Code of Virginia
defines to include “any legislative, executive, or judicial body,

agency, office,
department, authority, post, commission, committee, institution, board or political subdivision created by law to
exercise some sovereign power or to perform some governmental duty.…”


If there is to be a contract between a state agency an
d a nongovernmental vendor, the
Virginia Public
Procurement Act

(VPPA)

and the regulations set forth in this manual and the
Vendors Manual

apply
regardless of the source of funds by which the contract is to be paid or which may or may not result in
monetar
y consideration for either party. These documents also apply whether the consideration is monetary
or nonmonetary and regardless of whether the public body, the contractor, or some third party is providing
the consideration.




Changes to this manual will b
e announced through the issuance of Procurement Information Memorandums (PIMs)
by DGS/DPS and should be filed in Appendix C for future reference purposes.

Unless guidance accompanying a
PIM states otherwise, solicitations issued on or after the effective d
ate of the PIM shall be subject to the APSPM as
revised by that PIM. Solicitations issued before the effective date of the PIM shall not be affected by the PIM unless
the contracting officer chooses to issue an addendum to an outstanding solicitation or ne
gotiate a contract change.
Contract officers shall include any applicable, new or revised terms and conditions, and forms in solicitations
affected by the PIM.


1.1

DGS/DPS Authority and Responsibility
.
The Department of General Services, Division of
Purchases and
Supply (DGS/DPS)
. DGS/DPS is the centralized purchasing agency for materials, supplies, equipment, printing,
and nonprofessional services required by any state agency or institution. All such purchases made by any
department, division, offic
er or agency of the Commonwealth shall be made in accordance with the
Code of
Virginia
,

Chapter 43, Title 2.2, and such rules and regulations as DGS/DPS may prescribe.
Intentional violations of
the centralized purchasing provisions of this article by any
using agency, continued after notice from the Governor
to desist, shall constitute malfeasance in office, and shall subject the officer responsible for violation to suspension
or removal from office, as may be provided by law in other cases of malfeasance

(
Code of Virginia
, § 2.2
-
1115 E.
).

The Comptroller shall not issue any warrant upon any voucher issued by any using agency covering the purchase of
any material, equipment or supplies, when such purchases are made in violation of any provision of this art
icle

(
Code of Virginia
, § 2.2
-
1115 D.
).


Contracts
awarded in violation of the
VPPA
are

voidable. Contracts si
gned by
individuals without authority to do so are void

from the beginning
. Individuals awarding contracts
without the
authority to do so
may be

held personally liable for payment to the contractor.


DGS/DPS has the authority to make, alter, amend or repeal regulations relating to the purchase of materials,
supplies, equipment, nonprofessional services, and printing, and may specifically exempt
particular agency
purchases below a stated amount, or specific materials, equipment, nonprofessional services, supplies, or printing
(
Code of Virginia,
§ 2.2
-
1111).


DGS/DPS has the responsibility for the standardization of materials, equipment, and suppl
ies purchased by or for
any agency of the State (
Code of Virginia,
§
2.2
-
1112
). DGS/DPS also has the authority to establish criteria and
procedures to assure economical operation of all state
-
owned printing facilities (
Code of Virginia,
§ 2.2
-
1113).


DGS/D
PS is responsible for the procurement of all public printing, except as DGS/DPS may otherwise provide. This
does not prohibit in
-
house printing. Except for purchasing from Corrections Print Shop (CORPRINT), an agency
may not purchase printing from another
state agency without DGS/DPS approval. To obtain approval, contact
DGS/DPS State Procurement Supervisor at 804
-
786
-
5412, indicating the nature and extent of the request. In
addition, DGS/DPS is authorized to establish criteria and procedures to obtain ec
onomical operation of all state
printing facilities (
Code of Virginia,
§ 2.2
-
1113).


1.2

Agency Purchasing Authority
. Agency heads have the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the acquisition of
goods and services does not violate or circumvent state
law, executive orders, appropriations, regulations, or the
provisions of this manual. Agencies shall develop local written procedures implementing the provisions of this
manual. They may contain more restrictive requirements, but they must conform with
the provisions of this manual
and shall be available for public inspection and to DGS/DPS upon request. In addition, they must identify the chief
purchasing official, e.g., the individual responsible for the day to day management of the purchasing functi
on and
those having delegated authority to bind the agency in making contractual commitments.



a.

Goods
. The general delegation threshold for the purchase of goods
including printing is $50,000.
Requirements over the agency’s delegated authority shall be forwarded to DGS/DPS for processing.
Purchases from state contracts are unlimited except for limitations on specific contracts.




Agencies and institutions utilizing
DGS’ central electronic procurement system beginning at the point of
requisitioning for all procurement actions including, but not limited to, technology, transportation &
construction, unless otherwise authorized in writing by the Division
(
Code of Virgin
ia
,
§
2.2
-
1110
) may request
an increase in delegated procurement authority as follows:




The agency or institution may request its delegated procurement authority be increased to $100,000 utilizing

the
A
GENCY
/I
NSTITUTION
R
EQUEST
F
OR
$100,000

D
ELEGATED
P
ROC
UREMENT
A
UTHORITY
F
OR
G
OODS
A
ND
P
RINTING

form, Annex 1
-
A.



The agency or institution may request unlimited authority for the procurement of goods but must meet standards
established by DGS/DPS. Unlimited authority must be requested by submitting

the
AGEN
CY/INSTITUTION
REQUEST FOR UNLIMITE
D DELEGATED PROCUREM
ENT AUTHORITY FOR GO
ODS AND
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form, Annex 1
-
B. All requests must be signed by the Agency Head and will be reviewed for
conform
ance with published standards.



All agency level purchase
transactions should be initiated through the use of a requisition
.

D
GS/DPS will not
accept requisitions estimated to be $5,000 or less. Between $5,000 and the agency’s delegated procurement
authority, the agency has the option of forwarding requisitions
to DGS/DPS for processing or handling them
locally. For information concerning increased delegated procurement authority, call 804
-
786
-
1600.



b.

Services
. Agencies are authorized to contract for services up to any dollar amount subject to applicable l
aws,
regulations, this manual and fiscal restraints; however, agencies may submit requisitions to DGS/DPS for
processing.



c.

Purchase of Goods for Resale in State Operated Bookstores, Commissaries, Canteens, Gift Shops, and
Similar Retail Outlets
. Agencies are delegated unlimited authority for direct procurement of items for retail
sale such as books, magazines, novelties, paper, pens, pencils, pre
-
packaged edibles, school supplies,
souvenirs, tobacco products, toiletries, a
nd wearing apparel (see 4.15).


d.

Validity of Requirements
. It is the responsibility of the individual state agency to verify that items or services
requisitioned or purchased are authorized and are applicable to that agency’s mission and needs and have
been
properly funded. This includes any approvals required by law, regulation or policy.


e.

Authority to Sign Procurement Documents
.



(
1
)

Designations
.

Agencies shall designate in writing those persons authorized to approve procurement
documents. Dollar thresholds should be established, as applicable, for each signature authority. A copy
of the written authorization shall be on file in the agency’s purc
hasing office. Agency personnel having
“official responsibility” as defined in
Code of Virginia,
§ 2.2
-
4368, for procurement must comply with the
Virginia Public Procurement Act

and the policies and procedures set forth in the most recent editions of
the
Vendors Manual

and this manual. Intentional violations could subject the responsible party or parties
to suspension or removal from office under the provisions of
Code of Virginia,
§ 2.2
-
1115.


(
2
)

Designated signature authority is required for the followi
ng documents:
purchase requisitions
submitted to DGS/DPS, agency purchase orders, contracts,
VBO

waiver, multi
-
colored printing, waiver of
a prebid or preproposal conference, contract modification, and written determinations to support the use
of emergency

and competitive negotiation procedures.


The agency head may delegate approval authority
in writing, for sole source procurements under $50,000 to the chief purchasing officer or a direct report to
the agency head. Over $50,000 the agency head may delega
te approval authority in writing, to a direct
report to the agency head.



f.

Delegated Procurement Authority and eVA
.
By statute, most direct purchases of goods and nonprofessional
services by State agencies (other than technology purchases) require a
delegation of purchasing authority from
DPS (
Code of Virginia
, §§ 2.2
-
1110 and 2.2
-
1120).


DPS has granted agencies permission in certain circumstances to purchase non
-
technology goods and services
directly, rather than through DPS. These grants of
authority to make direct purchases include those set forth in
general rules, such as Sections 1.2 and 1.4 of this Manual, as well as special orders issued by DPS to particular
agencies.


On and after July 1, 2009, all of DPS’s previous and future grants of

direct purchasing authority shall be
construed to allow direct purchasing only if the purchase is made through DPS’s statewide electronic
procurement system (eVA), beginning at the point of requisitioning, unless DPS gives or has given express
written aut
horization for the purchase to be made through a non
-
eVA process or technology application.


Any agency desiring a grant of authority from DPS to make a non
-
technology purchase through any process or
technology application other than eVA must request a spe
cific, written exemption from DPS. Unauthorized
direct purchases by officers or employees of using agencies shall be governed by
Code of Virginia
,

§ 2.2
-
1115(D) and (E), including but not limited to, the directive that the “Comptroller shall not issue any

warrant
upon any voucher issued by any using agency covering the purchase of any material, equipment or supplies,
when such purchases are made in violation of this article.”


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In addition, the delegated procurement authority of any agency whose officers or

employees violate this
provision will be reduced and/or DPS review and pre
-
approval of agency procurement awards may be required
until DPS confidence is restored in the integrity of the agency’s procurement operations.


Intentional violations of the above

provision are required to be reported to the Department of General Services
and Auditor of Public Accounts by the Agency Head.





1.3

Statutory Exemptions
. Unless otherwise ordered by the Governor, purchasing through DGS/DPS is not mandatory
in the
following cases; (
Code of Virginia,
§ 2.2
-
1119)
however, the purchases are subject to the
Virginia Public
Procurement Act

and the policies and procedures set forth in this Manual.


a.

Materials, equipment, and supplies as are incidental to the performance
of a service contract for labor or for
labor and materials (see 4.21);


b.

Manuscripts, maps, audiovisual materials, books, pamphlets and periodicals purchased for the use of The
Library of Virginia or any other library in the Commonwealth supported in
whole or in part by state
appropriations;


c.

Perishable articles, provided that no article except fresh vegetables, fresh fish, fresh meat, fresh fruits, fresh
eggs and milk shall be considered perishable within the meaning of this clause, unless so class
ified by
DGS/DPS;


d.

Materials, equipment and supplies needed by the Commonwealth Transportation Board; however, this
exception may include office stationery and supplies, office equipment, janitorial equipment and supplies, coal
and fuel oil for heatin
g purposes only when authorized in writing by DGS/DPS;


e.

Materials, equipment and supplies needed by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; however, this
exception may include office stationery and supplies, office equipment, janitorial equipment

and supplies, coal
and fuel oil for heating purposes only when authorized in writing by DGS/DPS;


f.

Binding and rebinding of the books and other literary materials of libraries operated by the Commonwealth or
under its authority;


g.

Printing of records
of the Supreme Court; and


h.

Financial services, including without limitation, underwriters, financial advisors, investment advisors and
banking services.


1.4

Administrative Exemptions
. DGS/DPS may delegate purchasing authority or authorize exceptions
from its rules
and regulations for particular agencies or for specified goods, non
-
professional services and printing (
Code of
Virginia,
§
2.2
-
1111
). One
-
time exemption requests must be processed using the Procurement Exemption Request
form (see Annex 13
-
D).


a.

Purchase of Goods and Nonprofessional Services Under Delegated Authority
. All State agencies may
purchase goods within the dollar limits and categories delegated by DGS/DPS without requisitioning through
DGS/DPS. The authority to purchase nonprof
essional services without regard to dollar limit is delegated to all
state agencies. Agencies must comply with the
Virginia Public Procurement Act
, this manual and any revisions
thereto. Any agency making purchases in violation of the procedures set fort
h in this manual may have a part
or all of the purchasing authority delegation granted by DGS/DPS withdrawn (see 1.2).


b.

Acquisition of Automated Data Processing (ADP) and Telecommunications Equipment Goods and
Services
.
VITA

has oversight and procurement responsibility for all Spot purchases of

ADP goods and
services, including telecommunications equipment. See Appendix "A" for the definition of "Spot" and “ADP
Equipment” acquisitions.



Acquisition of all state term contr
acts for ADP goods and services, to include all telecommunications
equipment and services are the responsibility of the
Virginia
Information Technolog
ies Agency’s

Acquisition
Services Division (
VI
T
A
/ASD) as described in subparagraphs (3) through (6) below.

Procurement of these
commodities, as described in subparagraphs (4) and (5) below may be made by agencies and institutions within


their level of authority delegated by DGS/DPS using the methods prescribed in this manual (see Appendix B,
Section IV, for s
pecial terms and conditions relating to these procurements.)


Before any public body procures any computer system, equipment or software, it shall consider whether the
proposed system, equipment, or software is capable of producing products which facilitat
e the rights of the
public to access official records under the
Freedom of Information Act

(§ 2.2
-
3700 et seq.) or other applicable
law.


NOTE:

See Chapter 8 for sole source processing requirements for Information Technology (IT) goods and
services.


(1)

ADP Equipment and Software

requirements, as defined in Appendix A, that exceed $100,000 require
prior certification from the Department of Technology Planning (DTP) that the proposed procurement is
in conformance with the statewide information management
plan and the agency's/institution's
information technology plan. DTP review is not necessary when the procurement of computer
technology is an ancillary part of a major equipment purchase.


(2)

Computer Related Services

which exceed $100,000 require
VITA
'
s approval prior to purchase. In
addition, any renewal of software or computer related maintenance services resulting from an existing
contract executed on behalf of an individual agency or institution by a central purchasing authority must
be approved by

DGS/DPS 60 days prior to the effective renewal date. This action is necessary to verify
the renewal features contained in the individual contract.


(3)

Telecommunications Equipment

requirements, as defined in Appendix A, are the responsibility of the
Vir
ginia

Information Technolog
ies Agency
's (
VITA
) ASD and any request that exceeds $100,000
requires
VITA
's approval prior to purchase.
VITA

will publish minimum technical requirements and/or
recommend standards for adoption by DTP, as appropriate, for teleco
mmunications equipment, which
must be incorporated into specifications for telecommunications procurements. Agencies and institutions
may make spot purchases of telecommunications equipment without the prior written approval of
VITA

up to the delegated li
mits authorized by DGS/DPS. Purchases from state telecommunications equipment
contracts may be made in accordance with the same delegation(s).


(4)

Telecommunications Services

purchases, as defined in Appendix A are the responsibility of
VITA
's
Integrated

Telecommunications Division (ITD)
VITA
/ITD.



Telecommunication services, are based on contracts between the Commonwealth and various
telecommunications providers and are coordinated, managed, purchased, and provided through
VITA
.
To acquire those services under contract, agencies, institutions or localities must submit a
Telecommunications Service Request (TSR), which authorizes
VITA

to acquire the service on the
agency, institution or locality’s behalf. See Annex 1
-
C for a cop
y of
VITA

Form #300. All TSRs shall
be submitted to
VITA
's Finance Division at FAX 804
-
371
-
6343 or e
-
mailed to
VITA

via an on
-
line form
at
www.vita.virginia.gov

NOTE
: Chapter 935, Section 4
-
5. 06 b.1 of the Ap
propriations Act requires all
agencies and institutions to obtain the written approval of the Secretary of Technology prior to obtaining
contracts for telecommunications services. Such requests may be sent to
VITA
/ITD via the facsimile
number/web page lis
ted above.



To acquire services that are not under a current
VITA
Telecommunications contract, agencies or
institutions must submit a TSR to
VITA
's Finance Division as noted above. The TSR will describe the
services (to include technical specifications)
to be acquired, the length of contract requested, the
approximate dollar value of the services being requested and a statement as to why the services currently
available under an existing
VITA

contract does not meet the agencies or institutions requirement
s. The
TSR will be reviewed by the Director, ITD. If the services are approved,
VITA
/ASD will obtain the
services on the agencies, institutions or localities behalf. If the services are not approved for the agency
or institution, TSR will be returned by

the Director, ITD with the reason(s) why the request was denied.
Requisitions exceeding $100,000 require DTP's approval prior to issuing a solicitation.



All facilities, equipment, and services requiring Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing
,
e.g. uplinks, television and radio broadcast frequencies, microwave, two
-
way radio, etc. are the
responsibility of
VITA

to coordinate/acquire. Agencies must submit a TSR to the Integrated
Telecommunications Division of
VITA
/ITD, FAX 804
-
786
-
4177 or e
-
ma
il
phoppes@vita.virginia.gov

with all supporting information to acquire any equipment or services. If the equipment or services are on
a current
VITA

state contract,
VITA
/ITD will approve the request and re
turn the appropriate written


approval. If the equipment or services are not currently available via a
VITA

state contract,
VITA
/ITD
will coordinate with
VITA
/ASD to acquire the requested goods or services on the agency's or
institution’s behalf.


(5)

For
open
-
air broadcast, satellite, microwave and other wireless telecommunications services
,
VITA

is responsible for coordinating the Commonwealth's approach to providing these services unless
exempted by statute. Agencies and institutions should submit a TSR

to the Director, ITD describing the
desired services. The requisition will include the technical specifications, the length of contract
requested and the approximate dollar value of the services. The Director, ITD will review the requisition
and authori
ze ASD to proceed with the acquisition on behalf of the agency or institution or return the
request with comments.


(6)

State ADP Equipment Contracts
. In addition to the requirements for telecommunications goods and
services referenced above,
VITA

is res
ponsible for the acquisition of all state contracts for ADP goods
and services.
VITA

will coordinate all requirements for state ADP goods and services through the
Council on Technology Services (COTS) and issue solicitations/negotiate contracts on behalf
of all
agencies, institutions and localities of the Commonwealth. Agencies, institutions and localities of the
Commonwealth may order the goods and services represented by these agreements up to the dollar limits
specified by DGS/DPS or as set forth in th
e individual agreements. Use of
VITA
's state contracts are
generally not mandatory. However, most telecommunications services contracts require the agency or
institution to utilize
VITA
's contracts. Questions regarding telecommunications services contracts may
be addressed to the Director, ITD. If an agency or institution cannot fulfill their individual data
processing requirement (excluding telecommunications) via a
VITA
state contrac
t, they will be required
to send all request(s), which exceed their delegated procurement authority to DGS/DPS for acquisition.


c.

DGS/DPS has delegated the authority to agencies and institutions to make bulk purchases of the
following listed
commodities
. Up to $100,000, use small purchase procedures (see Chapter 5); over $100,000
use the applicable method of procurement.

However, bulk purchases of commodities used in road and highway
construction and maintenance, and aggregates shall not be
made by online public auctions

(
Code of Virginia
,

§
2.2
-
4303.I).





CC#



COMMODITY



040
-
All

Animal and Livestock




45
-
84

Slurry Seal



325
-
All

Animal Feed, All types





750
-
07

Borrow and Soil

335
-
All

Fertilizer, All types






750
-
21

Cement, Truckload

Lots



390
-
All

Foods, Perishable






750
-
35

Crushed Stone

540
-
78

Sawdust








750
-
56

Lightweight Aggregate, all


















types



595
-
All

Wood Chips & Bark, etc.


750
-
63

Local Option Materials, Gravel,



675
-
All

Poisons, Agriculture








Nonpotable Water, Pit Run,













Sand, etc.


690
-
All

Poultry, Live






750
-
70

Ready
-
Mix Concrete


745
-
07

Asphalt


750
-
77

Sand and Gravel

745
-
14

Asphaltic Concrete, Cold Laid


750
-
95

White (Hydrated) Lime

745
-
21

Asphaltic Concrete, Hot Laid

770
-
06

Aggregate, Gravel, Marble, etc.

745
-
70

Road Oil

790
-
All



Seed, Sod, etc.


745
-
77 Rock Asphalt, Cold Mix



d.

Purchases of goods (except printing) from the federal government, other states and their agencies or
institutions, and public bodies

are not
required to be requisitioned through DGS/DPS (see 1.5).


e.

Purchase of Copyrighted Books and Copyrighted Audio
-
Visuals
. The purchase
of copyrighted material
such as
books, written publications, standardized tests, answer sheets, and
copyrighted audio/audio
-
visual film,
diskettes, compact discs, and tapes are not required to be requisitioned through DGS/DPS. Up to $100,000 use
small purchase procedures, over $100,000 use the applicable method of procurement.


1.5

Exceptions to Competitive Requirements
. DGS/DPS has determined that competition normally is either not
practicable or available for purchases of the following goods or services, and purchase through DGS/DPS is not
mandatory; however, one quote must be
obtained and documented.


a.

Purchases up to $5,000.


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b.

The following selected categories of goods and services up to and including $30,000:


(
1
)

Books, pre
-
printed materials, reprints and subscriptions (e.g., print or electronic), pre
-
recor
ded audio and
video cassettes, compact discs, slide presentations, etc., when only available from the publisher/producer.


(
2
)

Academic/research consulting services.


(
3
)

Purchases of used equipment including used equipment purchased at a public or online
auction (see 4.17).


(
4
)

Honoraria, entertainment (speakers, lecturers, musicians, performing artists).


(
5
)

Training that is specialized, proprietary, not typically available to the general public for which
competition is generally unavailable, off
-
site,
and requires a registration fee. Contact the Department of
Human Resource Management, Training Manager, at 804
-
225
-
2016, to ascertain if the training being
requested is available through an existing contract or another source.


(
6
)

Royalties and film rent
als when only available from the producer or protected distributors.


(
7
)

Professional Organizational Membership dues.


(
8
)

Writers.


(
9
)

Artists (does not include graphic artists); original works of art; and original, or authentic antique period
art frame
s (does not include newly created replacement or reproduction frames).


(
10
)

Photographers other than for graduations and yearbooks, e.g., for official photographs/portraits.


(
11
)

Contributions and donations made by a university.


(
12
)

Advertisements such

as in newspapers, magazines, journals, radio, television, etc.


(
13
)

Utility charges.


(
14
)

Conference facilities (to include conference support and related lodging and meals) only when the use of
a specific facility is directed by an outside donor, spons
or, or organization (see 4.16 for the purchase of
conference facilities under all other conditions).


(
15
)

Accreditation fees and academic testing services.


(16)


Exhibition Rental Fees for exhibitions of historical artifacts or original works of art. (The ren
tal fee may


include charges other than the rental of the exhibition, such as transportation costs.)


(17)

Rare and historic manuscript, printed and photographic materials (e.g. books, ephemera, maps,
manuscripts, photographs, and prints) that are one of a kind or exist in very limited supply.


(18)

Purchases for testing or evaluation (limited to purchases

of quantities considered necessary for complete
and adequate testing).


c.

Deleted.


d
.

Purchases from the federal government, other states and their agencies or institutions, and public bodies. Care
must be exercised to be certain that the price is
fair and reasonable.


e.

Deleted.


f.

Deleted.








g.

Deleted.



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C
OMMONWEALTH OF
V
IRGINIA

DGS/D
IVISION OF
P
URCHASES AND
S
UPPLY

A
GENCY
/I
NSTITUTION
R
EQUEST
F
OR
$100,000

D
ELEGATED
P
ROCUREMENT
A
UTHORITY
F
OR
G
OODS
A
ND
P
RINTING


The Division of Purchases and Supply (DPS) is responsible for ensuring that state procurement activities in the
Commonwealth meet the requirements of the
Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA),
the regulations implemented by the
Division, and

procedures that are consistent with the Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM). As a
part of this responsibility, DPS will grant agencies and institutions that agree to the standards set forth below, an increas
e to
$100,000 from the gene
ral delegation of $50,000 for procurement of goods and printing. These standards must be
maintained for the agency or institution to retain the increased delegated procurement authority. The intent of these standa
rds
is to assure that agencies and instit
utions are utilizing the Commonwealth’s enterprise electronic procurement system, eVA,
beginning at the point of requisitioning for all procurements actions including, but not limited to, technology, transportati
on,
and construction (
Code of Virginia
,

§ 2.
2
-
1110). DPS will use these standards to consider all requests.


Accordingly, the below
-
named agency or institution (“Agency”) hereby requests that its delegation of procurement authority
for goods and printing be increased to $100,000. To qualify for th
is increased delegation of authority, the Agency hereby
agrees to the following standards:


1.

The Agency has and will continue to use eVA, the Commonwealth’s electronic procurement solution, beginning at the
point of requisitioning and in accordance with all

requirements set forth in
Code of Virginia
,

§ 2.2
-
1110.A, as well as
those set forth in Chapter 14 of the
Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM)
.

2.

The Agency will use eVA Quick Quote to the maximum extent practicable for small purchases up
to $100,000. This
includes using eVA to issue purchase orders for Quick Quote procurements.

3.

The Agency will use eVA VBO to publicly post all solicitations, solicitation addenda, and award notices including sole
source and emergency as required by
Code of
Virginia
, §§ 2.2
-
1110, 2.2
-
4301 and 2.2
-
4303). This also includes:

a.

Small purchase procurements

that are expected to exceed $5
,000. Quick Quote solicitations meet the public
posting requirement.

b.

Professional service procurements over $50,000.

c.

Intent to A
ward notices.

4.

The Agency will include access to an electronic version of the solicitation and any solicitation addenda for all
procurements publicly posted on eVA VBO.

5.

The Agency will not re
-
delegate this additional procurement authority to end users outs
ide the Agency’s central
purchasing department/office unless the Agency obtains the written authorization from the Director of the Division of
Purchases and Supply.





SUBMITTED BY: Agency: ______________________________________________________


(Printed or Typed)


By: ______________________________________________________


(Signature)


Name: ______________________________________________________


(Printed or Typed)


Title: ______________________________________________________


(Printed or Typed
)


Telephone: _____________________ Email Address: ___________________________________



Date: __________________________


(Printed or Typed)


APPROVED BY: DGS/DPS: ______________________________________________________


Ron Bell, Director, DGS Di
vision of Purchases and Supply


Effective Date: _________________________





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-
B


A
GENCY
S
TANDARDS FOR
U
NLIMITED
D
ELEGATED
P
ROCUREMENT
A
UTHORITY


The Division of Purchases and Supply (DPS) is responsible for ensuring that state procurement activities in the
Commonwealth meet the requirements of the
Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA)
. As a part of this responsibility, DPS
has established the fol
lowing standards to help agencies and institutions receive and maintain increased delegated
procurement authority. The intent of these standards is to assure that delegated processes comply with the
VPPA
, using
procedures that are consistent with the
Agen
cy Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM)
. Agency written
requests for increased delegated authority must be received from the agency or institution head. DPS will use these standard
s
to consider all requests.


O
RGANIZATION
S
TANDARDS



C
OMPLIAN
CE
. An organization must maintain an acceptable standard of compliance evidenced by a satisfactory
Procurement Management Review. To gain unlimited delegated authority, a satisfactory review must have been
completed within the previous 12
-
month period.
Inability to correct areas noted as deficient will be reason to
consider whether continued delegated procurement authority is warranted. If not, such authority may be rescinded
or reduced, as appropriate.


D
ELEGATION
W
ITHIN
A
N
A
GENCY
.

Agency and institution heads have the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the
acquisition of goods or services does not violate or circumvent state law, executive orders, appropriations,
regulations or the provisions of the
APSPM
. The Chief Procureme
nt Officer is responsible for purchasing activities.
Subsequent delegation within an agency must be consistent with the agency’s ability to manage and monitor
procurement activity according to these standards, and the procedures outlined in the
APSPM
. If

an agency
delegates procurement authority to an end
-
user for amounts over the level for oral quotations, then DPS approval is
required. An agency must designate in writing, with dollar thresholds, individuals authorized to approve
procurement documentati
on. An agency’s authority to procure goods and services shall not be contracted to a
private entity to act on the agency’s behalf for the procurement of goods and services under any circumstances.


M
ANAGEMENT
. The Chief Procurement Officer shall report n
o lower than hierarchical level three from the agency
head and have full responsibility and commensurate authority for the agency’s procurement
-
related policy and
procedure development, implementation and administration. The grade, classification and titl
e of the Chief
Procurement Officer must be commensurate with the experience necessary to meet the responsibilities of the level of
increased delegation.


O
RGANIZATIONAL
L
OCATION
. An agency’s procurement activity should be separate from the accounting acti
vity.
If an agency cannot meet this standard, then the individual charged with responsibility and authority for
organizational procurement must be classified in the purchasing classification skill series.


P
URCHASING
P
ROGRAM
S
TANDARDS


A
UTOMATION
. The in
tent of these standards is to assure that agencies and institutions are utilizing the
Commonwealth’s enterprise electronic procurement system, eVA, beginning at the point of requisitioning for all
procurements actions including, but not limited to, technol
ogy, transportation, and construction (
Code of Virginia
,

§
2.2
-
1110).


C
ONTRACT
O
PPORTUNITIES
. An agency must analyze expenditures and procurements annually to assess contract
opportunities.


P
URCHASING
P
OLICIES AND
P
ROCEDURES
. An agency must have adequa
te, up
-
to
-
date purchasing procedures,
approved by the agency head, with applicable surplus, storage and distribution procedures. A policy statement by
the agency head must be included to introduce any unique mission
-
oriented requirements, establish overal
l guidance
and indicate the position responsible for procurement.


V
IRGINIA
B
USINESS
O
PPORTUNITIES
(VBO)

A
DVERTISING
.

State public bodies shall post on the DGS central
electronic procurement website, otherwise known as eVA, all Invitations to Bid,
Requests for Proposal, addenda,
and all award notices including sole source and emergency (
Code of Virginia
, §§ 2.2
-
1110 and 2.2
-
4301). Small
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purchases

that are expected to exceed $5
,000 shall also require the posting of a public notice on eVA (
Code of
Vir
ginia
, §§ 2.2
-
1110 and 2.2
-
4303).


S
TAFFING
S
TANDARDS


P
ROCUREMENT
R
ESPONSIBILITY AND
A
UTHORITY
. The individual designated by the agency head as Chief
Procurement Officer must have authority that is commensurate with the responsibility for m
anaging the procurement
of goods and services.


P
ROCUREMENT
S
TAFF
. An agency must have sufficient, trained and classified purchasing staff to support the
number, frequency and complexity of the agency’s procurement requirements, including capital outlay

and risk
management.


S
TAFF
S
UPERVISION
.

The position designated with responsibility for procurement must also have responsibility for
managing and supervising the purchasing staff. A staff reduction exceeding 25% will be reason to consider a
modification to an agency’s delegated procurement a
uthority.



P
ROFESSIONAL
S
TANDARDS


E
THICS
. An agency must comply with
Ethics in Public Contracting

(
VPPA

§ 2.2
-
4367 to 2.2
-
4377), the
State and
Local Government Conflict of Interests Act
, and the
Virginia Government Frauds Act.

Additionally, annual refresher
training classes must be provided to all who have authority to bind the agency or institution with non
-
government
entities.


T
RAINING
S
TANDARDS


E
ND
-
U
SER
T
RAINING
. An agency must conduct annual training for end
-
users and c
ontract administrators that is
commensurate with agency efforts to subsequently delegate procurement authority within the agency.


P
ROFESSIONAL
T
RAINING
. An agency’s purchasing staff must maintain a standard of active participation and
attendance at train
ing conducted at DGS/DPS and/or other professional purchasing associations.


P
ROFESSIONAL
A
SSOCIATIONS
. An agency must maintain a professional affiliation through membership in at least
one professional purchasing association, e.g., CAPA, VAGP, NIGP, ISM,

NASPO, etc.


T
RAINING
R
ECORDS
. An agency must maintain records to show training that is received and provided, and a plan
for future training of professional purchasing staff.


V
IRGINIA
C
ONTRACTING
O
FFICER
(VCO)

C
ERTIFICATION
. An agency’s Chief Procurem
ent Officer and lead
buyer must be VCO certified. Other procurement staff should achieve VCO certification within two years of
increased delegated authority or within two years of hiring.



To request unlimited delegated procurement authority, an
agency/institution head must submit a request in

accordance with the following
format and include the required documentation to outline the implementation
methodology. Submit the request and required documentation to: Director, DPS, P. O. Box 1199, Richmo
nd, VA
23218
-
1199. The agency should refer to these standards when applying for unlimited delegated authority. An on
-
site
review may be scheduled.















































Ron Bell, Director

Department of General Services/Division of Purchases and Supply




















October 14
, 2011

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Annex 1
-
B Form



C
OMMONWEALTH OF
V
IRGINIA

DGS/D
IVISION OF
P
URCHASES AND
S
UPPLY

A
GENCY
/I
NSTITUTION
R
EQUEST
F
OR

U
NLIMITED
D
ELEGATED
P
ROCUREMENT
A
UTHORITY



T
O
:


Director, DGS/DPS








Date:





1111 East Broad Street

P. O. Box 1199

Richmond, VA 23218
-
1199


Contact Name:





Telephone Number:







Agency Code:









Email:
________________________


Mailing Address:
































Agency Head Approval:















(Print/Type Name)








(Signature)


J
USTIFICATION


Provide justification for the agency’s /institution’s request for unlimited delegated procurement authority.


O
RGANIZATION
S
TANDARDS

1.
Compliance
. Outline actions taken to remedy noncompliance issues in the most recent Procurement Management
Review. Include date of last Procurement Management Review report:
_______________.


2. Delegation within an Agency



Identify all current
delegation to departments, end
-
users, and facility management positions within the
agency/institution. Include any planned changes to internal delegation if unlimited delegated procurement authority is
received.



Attach list of individuals and/or position
titles with authority to award contracts.


3. Management

Chief Procurement Officer:













Pay Band:
















Role:


















Working Title (if different):















Provide a brief synopsis of the individual’s relevant professional background and experience.


4. Organizational Location



Attach an organizational chart depicting the location of the Procurement Department within the agency/
institution
hierarchical organization.



Attach any master plan or describe any anticipated agency development that may impact purchasing (i.e., additional
agency locations, changes in personnel policy or levels, revised agency missions/goals, etc.).


P
URCHASING
P
ROGRAM
S
TANDARDS

5. Automation



Describe the agency/institution’s utilization of the Commonwealth’s enterprise electronic procurement system, eVA,
beginning at the point of requisitioning for all procurements actions (
Code of Virginia

§ 2.2
-
111
0).



If the agency/institution has an enterprise resource planning or other financial system that requires purchase
transaction data, describe the steps that will be taken to integrate that system with the Commonwealth’s enterprise
electronic procurement sy
stem, eVA (
Code of Virginia
§ 2.2
-
1110).

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Describe current automation in procurement activities and initiatives to further automate agency procurement
processes, and how the agency/institution would be willing to assist and participate in DPS
statewide initiatives.


6. Contract Opportunities



Describe how contract opportunities are assessed.



Attach a list of all agency awarded term contracts, with e
xpiration dates, renewals, and
contract administrators for
each.


7. Purchasing Policies and
Procedures



Attach current written purchasing procedures, approved by the agency/institution head, which include applicable
surplus, storage, and distribution procedures.



Provide a copy of the agency/institution head’s procurement policy statement.


8.
Virginia Business Opportunities

(
VBO
) Advertising
. Describe use, or intended use, of eVA
VBO

advertising (
Code of
Virginia
,

§ 2.2
-
1110).


S
TAFFING
S
TANDARDS

9.
Procurement Responsibility and Authority
. Provide a brief description of how the individual
designated by the
agency/institution head, as Chief Procurement Officer, has authority commensurate with procurement management
responsibilities.


10. Procurement Staff



Identify staff and scope of responsibilities for all positions awarding contracts and
attach position descriptions.



Describe any additional responsibilities handled by procurement staff (e.g., facility management, capital outlay,
security, transportation, etc.).


11. Staff Supervision



Describe the extent to which the Chief Procurement
Officer manages the purchasing function.



If not provided in No. 4, attach an organizational chart of the purchasing staff depicting structure, level, and pay bands
and roles of professional purchasing staff; and separately identify accounting function.


P
R
OFESSIONAL
S
TANDARDS

12.

Ethics
. Describe the agency’s/institution’s plan to provide annual refresher and ethics training classes to all who have
the authority to bind the agency or institution with non
-
governmental entities.


T
RAINING
S
TANDARDS

13.
End
-
User Training
. Describe the agency’s/institution’s annual training for end
-
users and contract administrators,
commensurate with agency efforts to subsequently delegate procurement authority within the organization.


14. Professional Training
. Descri
be how the agency’s purchasing staff will maintain a standard of active attendance and
participation in DGS/DPS training, and/or other professional purchasing associations.


15.
Professional Associations
. Describe how the agency will maintain professiona
l affiliations through memberships in
at least one professional purchasing association (e.g. CAPA, VAGP, NIGP, ISM, NASPO, etc.).


16.
Training Records
. Describe the agency’s/institution’s records showing training that has been received and provide a
pla
n for future training of professional purchasing staff.


17. VCO Certification
. Attach copy of VCO certificates for the Chief Procurement Officer and lead buyer(s). Describe
how procurement staff will achieve VCO certification within two years of
increased delegated authority or of hiring.


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(VITA use only)


OGTS:


LG:










Account No.:


Order Writer:









(DIT use only)


OGTS:


LG:










Account No.:



Order Writer:








(VITA use only)


Date:


Approval:


Approval No.:







Annex 1
-
C


Telecommunications Form #300

Virginia Information Technologies Agency

110 South Seventh Street, Richmond VA 23219


Telecommunications Service Requisition


Agency Information:

Agency/Activity Code:


Agency:















Agency Telecommunications Coordinator:














Address:




















City:


Zip:








Telephone Number:










Date:


Agency Log No.:












Location of Service:

Address:





















City:


Zip:







Contact:


Telephone Number:








Account No. (if billed directly by Telco):





















Instructions to
VITA
/Telco/Vendor. Note: Changes to this Service Requisition are not authorized.

Provide service as follows:




Requested due date:




























_____





















_____





















_____





















_____





















_____





















_____





















_____

Certification:

I hereby certify that sufficient funds are available for this requisition.

Submitted:





















(Date)



Agency Telecommunications Coordinator Name



Signature

































Telecommunications Form #300


Telecommunications Service Requisition