Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting, construction & professional service. (SB311)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting; construction and professional services. Authorizes any public body to procure construction on a best value procurement basis. Under the bill, if proceeding on a best value procurement basis, the Request for Proposal must contain a notice to potential offerors that the procurement decision will be made on a best value procurement basis and describe (i) the criteria that will be considered in evaluating the proposals and (ii) the rating or weighting system that will be used in evaluating the proposals, including a disclosure that price will be weighted at least 51 percent as a factor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101985D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2016Assigned GL&T sub: #2
02/09/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB311)
02/15/2016Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)