Public Procurement Act; consolidation of contracts. (HB220)

Introduced By

Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public Procurement Act; consolidation of contracts. Provides that to the maximum extent practicable, public bodies shall facilitate the maximum participation of small business concerns as prime contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Before proceeding with a procurement of goods, services, or construction that could lead to a contract containing consolidated procurement requirements (also known as contract bundling), a public body shall conduct market research to determine whether consolidation of the requirements is necessary and justified. For the purposes of the bill, consolidation of the requirements may be determined as being necessary and justified if, as compared to the benefits that would be derived from contracting to meet those requirements if not consolidated, the public body would derive from the consolidation measurably substantial benefits, including, but not limited to: cost savings, quality improvement, reduction in acquisition cycle times, better terms and conditions, and any other benefit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066675364
01/03/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB220)
01/18/2006Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: #2 FOIA/Procurement (Marshall, D.)
02/15/2006Left in General Laws