HB 887 Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management.
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Summary as introduced:

Virginia Public Procurement Act; requirements for use of construction management. Restricts the use of construction management procurements by public bodies unless (i) the total project cost is $50 million or more, (ii) a written determination is provided stating that competitive sealed bidding is not practicable or fiscally advantageous, (iii) the contract is entered into prior to the schematic phase of design, (iv) construction management experience is not required or considered as part of the award, (v) price is the primary determining factor for award of the contract, and (vi) proposers provide for the participation of small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses in the project. The bill provides that for projects where the total project cost is not expected to exceed $50 million, a public body may use competitive negotiation to procure construction on a construction management basis if (i) the above requirements are met; (ii) the project is (a) of substantial historical value or interest or (b) significantly unique or extremely complex in nature; (iii) prior to any solicitation for such project, the public body notifies in writing the Director of the Department of General Services in the case of state public bodies, or the local governing body in the case of a local public body, of its intent to procure construction on a construction management basis; and (iv) the Director of the Department of General Services or the local governing body, as the case may be, makes a finding that the public body is in compliance with the requirements of this subsection, which finding shall be on a per project basis and shall be in writing. The findings for state public bodies shall be made by the Director under existing regulations and guidelines established by the Department of General Services. In addition, the bill defines "public body" for the purposes of the use of construction management for construction to include (i) public institutions of higher education that have executed a valid management agreement under the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act of 2005 (§ 23-38.88 et seq.) and (ii) localities and school divisions that were previously exempt based on the adoption of alternative policies and procedures based on competitive principles and generally applicable to procurement of goods and services by the locality or school division.

Full text:
01/12/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103921D  pdf | impact statement
02/04/16  House: Committee substitute printed to Web only 16105171D-H1  pdf

Status:
01/12/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103921D
01/12/16  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/16  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/04/16  House: Committee substitute printed to Web only 16105171D-H1
02/04/16  House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017 by voice vote
02/09/16  House: Continued to 2017 in General Laws by voice vote
12/01/16  House: Left in General Laws