10.5 Commonwealth security requirements for IT solicitations and contracts

10.5.3 Small Business Enhancement Program

§ 2.2-4310 of the Code of Virginia provides that any enhancement or remedial measure authorized by the Governor for state public bodies may allow for small businesses certified by the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity or a subcategory of small businesses established as a part of the enhancement program to have a price preference over noncertified businesses competing for the same contract award, provided that the certified small business or the business in such subcategory of small businesses does not exceed the low bid by more than five percent.