Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement, single or term contracts. (HB97)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement; single or term contracts for professional services. Increases the maximum permissible aggregate or sum of all phases of single or term contracts for professional services that may be procured without requiring competitive negotiation from $60,000 to $80,000. The bill also increases the maximum sum of architectural or professional engineering services contracts performed in a one-year contract term from $500,000 to $750,000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/13/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102038D
12/13/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB97)
02/06/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018Reported from General Laws with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB97E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18102038D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB97E)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/26/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Committee substitute printed 18107564D-S1
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB97S1)
03/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107654D-S1
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107564D-S1
03/01/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB97S1
03/01/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Placed on Calendar
03/05/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107564D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB97ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB97ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 461 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0461)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.