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Laws, Policies & Procedures


Rules Governing Procurement of Goods, Services, Insurance, and Construction by a Public Institution of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia Governed by Subchapter 2 of the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act, Chapter 4.10 (ยง 23-38.88 et seq.) of Title 23 of the Code of Virginia.

Virginia Public Procurement Act is the enacted legislation that the University follows for the procurement of professional A/E services and construction services.

Executive Order 35 is a directive from the Governor requiring Commonwealth of Virginia executive branch agencies and institutions of higher education that have statutory authority over procurement to implement initiatives for enhanced and expanded processes to continue the advancement of equity and inclusion related to small business contracting opportunities.

Executive Order 77 (Virginia Leading by Example to Reduce Plastic Pollution and Solid Waste) was issued in March 2021 by the Governor. The Executive Order requires state agencies and institutions to (i) cease buying, selling and distributing disposable plastic bags, single-use plastic and polystyrene food service containers, plastic straws and cutlery, and single-use plastic water bottles and (ii) develop a long-term Plastic Pollution Reduction and Waste Diversion Plan.

University Code of Ethics: University Policy 1002 establishes the University's Code of Ethics which strives to demonstrate the University's commitment to ethics and adherence to all applicable laws, regulations and University policies.

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