1.1 VITA's statutory IT procurement authority and responsibility

Pursuant to § 2.2-2012 of the Code of Virginia, VITA has sole authority to procure all IT for executive branch agencies and institutions of higher education except those explicitly exempted by the Code of Virginia or those institutions of higher education which have signed management agreements with the Commonwealth. Under its statutory authority, VITA may enter into multiple vendor contracts for IT goods and services. All procurements conducted by VITA are pursuant to the VPPA and any VITA-promulgated applicable procurement policies and guidelines.

Judicial, legislative branch and independent agencies are not subject to VITA's procurement authority. All agencies, institutions, localities and public bodies may utilize any statewide IT contracts developed by VITA or request VITA's assistance with IT procurement services.