A. It is declared to be the policy of the Commonwealth to eliminate all discrimination on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin from the employment practices of the Commonwealth, its agencies, and government contractors.
B. In the awarding of contracts, contracting agencies shall not engage in an unlawful discriminatory practice as defined in § 2.2-3901.
C. As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:”Agency” means any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the government of the Commonwealth.”Contractor” means any individual, partnership, corporation or association that performs services for or supplies goods, materials, or equipment to the Commonwealth or any agency thereof.
1975, c. 626, §§ 2.1-374, 2.1-375, 2.1-376.1; 2001, cc. 45, 844.