10.8 Prohibited participation

§ 2.2-4373 of the Code of Virginia provides the following regarding participation in bid preparation and limitation on submitting bid for same procurement: "No person who, for compensation, prepares an invitation to bid or request for proposal for or on behalf of a public body shall (i.) submit a bid or proposal for that procurement or any portion thereof or (ii.) disclose to any bidder or offeror information concerning the procurement that is not available to the public. However, a public body may permit such person to submit a bid or proposal for that procurement or any portion thereof if the public body determines that the exclusion of the person would limit the number of potential qualified bidders or offerors in a manner contrary to the best interests of the public body."