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Panel rejects proposal to make RFP publication discretionary

A joint subcommittee examining Virginia's Public Procurement Act on Monday rejected a proposal that would have phased out the requirement that state and local bodies publish requests for proposals in newspapers.

The Special Joint General Laws Subcommittee voted 6-1 to dismiss the proposal that would have made RFP publication discretionary beginning July 1, 2017. Sen. Bryce E. Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, cast the lone dissenting vote, but did not offer an explanation.