Public procurement; increases public notice of requests for proposals, technical amendments. (HB2078)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public procurement; design-build; construction management; protests; private investment. Increases public notice of requests for proposals from 10 to 30 days. The bill also (i) limits the use of competitive negotiation for construction projects, including certain public institutions of higher education, for which the aggregate or sum of all phases is not expected to exceed $10 million, the nature of the project is such that it is unusually complex or extraordinary conditions exist, and the Director of the Department of General Services and the Secretary of Administration certify such conditions exist; (ii) requires posting on eVa and other appropriate websites for state and local public bodies using certain methods of procurement; (iii) changes the process for procurement of design-build or construction management projects; and (iv) allows a bidder or offeror to protest a public body's use of competitive negotiation. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103358D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/24/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2078)
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/25/2013Impact statement from DHCD (HB2078)
02/05/2013Left in General Laws