HB 1145 Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local businesses.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local businesses. Allows a locality to give a procurement preference to persons, firms, or corporations having principal places of business in the locality if such bidder's bid is within five percent of the lowest bid. The bill provides that prior to awarding a contract under the preference, the locality must certify in writing that (i) exercising the preference provides goods, services, and construction comparable in quality to that of other non-local bids and (ii) using a local business provides beneficial economic effects in the community through creating and sustaining local jobs and by generating local tax revenues.

Full text:
01/16/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12103089D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/16/12  House: Presented and ordered printed 12103089D
01/16/12  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/12  House: Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/02/12  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/14/12  House: Left in General Laws