Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services. (SB188)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services. Provides that for competitive negotiation for professional services, except in the case of the procurement of architectural or engineering services, a public body may conduct negotiations simultaneously with the top two ranked offerors if the public body does not request or discuss nonbinding estimates of total project costs at the discussion stage and as long as such process is set forth in the Request for Proposal. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102579D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB188)
01/22/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Read second time
01/25/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB188E
01/25/2018Printed as engrossed 18102579D-E
01/26/2018Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB188E)
02/13/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2019
03/06/2018Left in General Laws


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 22 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB98.