Virginia Public Procurement Act; high-risk contracts, report. (HB1668)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Public Procurement Act; high-risk contracts; report. Requires the Department of General Services (DGS), the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), and the Office of the Attorney General, as appropriate, to review contract solicitations and contracts for any public contract with a state public body for goods, services, insurance, or construction that meets the definition of high-risk contract provided in the bill. The bill directs DGS and VITA to develop guidelines for state agencies to use when assigning staff to administer high-risk contracts and requires that such guidelines (i) provide that any staff designated as a contract administrator must have prior contract administration experience and (ii) direct an agency's chief procurement officer to communicate to such contract administrator, when he first assumes his role, his responsibilities for effectively administering the contract. Some provisions of the bill have a delayed effective date for implementation for certain high-risk contract review processes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100629D
12/03/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/08/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/10/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/10/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/10/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1668)
01/17/2019Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2019Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1668)
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19106105D-H1
02/01/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106105D-H1
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendments from General Laws rejected
02/04/2019Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 19106105D-H1
02/04/2019Amendment by Delegate Carr agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1668EH1
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19106105D-EH1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1668EH1)
02/13/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2019Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Placed on Calendar
02/21/2019Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1668ER)
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1668ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 601 (effective - see bill)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0601)