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Purchasing Division Releases Fifth Online Vendor
Resource Module as Part of Vendor Resource Center Renovation
The West Virginia Purchasing Division recently renovated its Vendor Resource Center, a centralized location where vendors can find pertinent information regarding how to conduct business with the State of West Virginia. As part of this renovation, short Vendor Resource Modules were added as a new section within the VRC. These online video modules detail the most current policies and procedures of the state purchasing process as outlined in West Virginia Code, the Code of State Rules, and the Purchasing Division Procedures Handbook.
The West Virginia Purchasing Division is proud to introduce its latest Vendor Resource Module on Basic Purchasing. This video module discusses the bid requirements for the different purchasing levels of authority, as well as the state’s purchasing-decision path from the point an agency realizes a need to the award of a purchase order or contract. In addition to Basic Purchasing, these modules, all just a few minutes in length, cover such topics as the transaction types and purchasing methods utilized by the Purchasing Division, disputes and the vendor’s right to protest, vendor bid opportunities, and more.
If you have feedback regarding these online vendor resource modules or have suggestions for future topics, please contact Staff Development Specialist Samantha Knapp at (304) 558-7022 or Samantha.S.Knapp@wv.gov.
New Surplus Property Operations Manual Posted
The Purchasing Division has posted its newest publication, the Surplus Property Operations Manual, which combines the former West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property Reference Manual and the Inventory Management and WVFIMS Fixed Assets Training Manual. This updated manual has been created to provide state agency personnel with updated information on the Surplus Property processes, as well as asset management guidelines and fixed asset training procedures. It may be reviewed by following the direct menu link at WVSurplus.gov.
Multiple Award Determination (Form WV-70)
Created and Available to State Agencies
West Virginia Code requires the Purchasing Division to determine in writing that an award to multiple vendors is in the best interest of the state by considering various factors. To ensure consistency in this determination among all agencies, the Purchasing Division has created the Multiple Award Determination Form (WV-70) for agencies to use when requesting that a contract be awarded to more than one vendor. Agencies submitting requisitions to the Purchasing Division which include a request to award the contract to more than one vendor must also include this new form. The Purchasing Division Director may approve or deny the request before the requisition can proceed. The form is available to state agency employees on the Purchasing Division intranet site under "Purchasing Forms."
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2014 In-House Training Program
The West Virginia Purchasing Division is pleased to share its 2014 In-House Training program schedule. The In-House Training Program offers agency purchasers the opportunity to attend training sessions spanning one to six hours in length which cover a variety of purchasing-related topics.
Workshops offered include, but are not limited to: An Introduction to West Virginia's State Purchasing Process, a day-long session teaching the basics of the state purchasing process to individuals with two years or less procurement experience; Best-Value Procurements; Implementing Special Purchases; Legal Responsibilities of Contracting; Purchasing for the Non-Purchasing Manager; Solicitation Process: From Pre-Planning to Award.
These sessions are free to all agency purchasers who are required to procure under West Virginia Code §5A-3 and are conducted at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston. Space is limited and registration is given on a first-come, first-served basis.
For additional information or to register for these trainings, you may contact Staff Development Specialist Samantha Knapp at (304) 558-7022 or view a copy of the 2014 In-House Training Program Registration Form and Workshop Summary.
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