Small business procurement enhancement program; established, report. (SB1036)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; small business procurement enhancement program. Establishes a small business procurement enhancement program (the Program) with a statewide goal of 42 percent of small business utilization in all discretionary spending by state agencies in procurement orders, prime contracts, and subcontracts. In addition, the bill (i) provides for a small business set-aside for competition among all small businesses for state agency purchases up to $100,000 for goods and nonprofessional services and up to $50,000 for professional services and (ii) establishes qualification criteria for participation in the Program by business operations on the basis of the total number of employees or annual gross receipts, averaged over the previous three years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/31/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100794D
10/31/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/14/2019Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)