Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program; established, report. (HB1650)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program established; report. Establishes the 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 of up to $100,000 for goods, nonprofessional services, and construction and up to $80,000 for professional services and (ii) establishes certification 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 »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105275D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/2020Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/06/2020Reported from General Laws (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1650)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/27/2020Committee amendments
02/27/2020Continued to 2021 in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in General Laws and Technology

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1784.