The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Virginia Freedom of Information Act
Please Note: under Section 2.2-3705.6(20) of the Code of Virginia, trade secrets as defined in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Section 59.1-336 et seq., Code of Virginia) or financial records of a business, including balance sheets, financial statements, and income tax returns, as part of an application for certification as a small, women- or minority-owned business are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Section 2.2-3700 et seq.) The business is required to (a) invoke such exclusion upon submission of the data or other materials for which protection from disclosure is sought, (b) identify the data or other materials for which protection is sought, and (c) state the reasons why protection is necessary.
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