Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program; established, report. (HB1784)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Mamie Locke (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 »


Bill Has Failed


12/31/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101344D
12/31/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1784)
02/05/2021Left in General Laws

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1650.