Small Business & Women-owned & Minority-owned Business Procurement Enhancement Programs; establish. (HB5002)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program, and Women-owned and Minority-owned Business Procurement Enhancement Program established; report. Establishes the Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program with a statewide goal of 42 percent of certified small business utilization in all discretionary spending by state agencies and covered institutions in procurement orders, prime contracts, and subcontracts, as well as a target goal of 50 percent subcontracting to certified small businesses in instances where the prime contractor is not a small business for all new capital outlay construction solicitations that are issued. In addition, the bill provides for a small business set-aside for state agency and covered institution purchases of goods, services, and construction, requiring that purchases up to $100,000 be set aside for award to certified small businesses and that purchases up to $10,000 be set aside for award to microbusinesses. The bill also establishes the Women-owned and Minority-owned Business Procurement Enhancement Program with a statewide goal of 23.1 percent of certified women-owned and minority-owned business utilization in all discretionary spending by state agencies and covered institutions in procurement orders, prime contracts, and subcontracts. The bill creates the Division of Procurement Enhancement within the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity for purposes of collaborating with the Department of General Services, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, the Department of Transportation, and covered institutions to further the Commonwealth's efforts to meet the goals established under the Small Business Procurement Enhancement Program and the Women-owned and Minority-owned Business Procurement Enhancement Program, as well as implementing initiatives to enhance the development of small businesses, microbusinesses, women-owned businesses, and minority-owned businesses in the Commonwealth. Finally, the bill amends the Virginia Public Procurement Act to permit public bodies to establish purchase procedures, if adopted in writing, not requiring competitive sealed bids or competitive negotiation for single or term contracts for the purchase or lease of goods, or for the purchase of services, insurance, or construction, if the aggregate or the sum of all phases is not expected to exceed $200,000. Under current law, such purchase procedures may only be established for (i) goods and services other than professional services and non-transportation-related construction, if the aggregate or the sum of all phases is not expected to exceed $200,000; (ii) transportation-related construction, if the aggregate or sum of all phases is not expected to exceed $25,000; and (iii) professional services, provided that the aggregate or the sum of all phases is not expected to exceed $80,000. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023, for certain university hospitals and medical centers. The provisions of the bill creating the Women-owned and Minority-owned Business Procurement Enhancement Program sunset on July 1, 2028. Read the Bill »

Status

05/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Appropriations Committee

History

DateAction
02/11/2021Introduced at the request of Governor
02/11/2021Presented and ordered printed 21200017D
02/11/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200154D-H1
02/16/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB5002)
02/17/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/19/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/22/2021Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 8-N)
02/22/2021Read first time
02/23/2021Read second time
02/23/2021Committee on General Laws substitute agreed to 21200154D-H1
02/23/2021Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
02/23/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB5002EH1
02/23/2021Printed as engrossed 21200154D-EH1
02/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB5002H1)
02/24/2021Read third time and passed House (51-Y 45-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (51-Y 45-N)
02/25/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/25/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/25/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (9-Y 6-N)
02/26/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/27/2021Read second time
02/27/2021Passed by temporarily
02/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (24-Y 15-N)
03/01/2021No further action taken
03/01/2021Failed to pass

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