6.6 Specific non-competitive actions prohibited by the Code of Virginia

§ 2.2-4310 of the Code of Virginia specifically prohibits discrimination against any bidder or offeror because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or other basis and encourages the inclusion of DSBSD certified small, women-owned, minority-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned (SWaM) businesses, or micro businesses in the Commonwealth's procurement opportunities. To the extent allowed by law, this public body does not discriminate against faith-based organizations in accordance with the Code of Virginia§ 2.2-4343.1 or against a bidder or offeror because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation,  political affiliation, or status as a service disabled veteran or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in employment. These prohibitions against discriminatory procurement practices and barriers to procurement participation are designed to encourage all suppliers interested in doing business with the Commonwealth to do so freely.