§ 4-5.04 GOODS AND SERVICES
b. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES AND SERVICES:
1. a) The Virginia Information Technologies Agency shall procure information technology and telecommunications goods and services of every description for its own benefit or on behalf of other state agencies and institutions, or authorize other state agencies or institutions to undertake such procurements on their own.
b) Except for research projects, research initiatives, or instructional programs at public institutions of higher education, or any non-major information technology project request from the Virginia Community College System, Longwood University, or from an institution of higher education which is a member of the Virginia Association of State Colleges and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP) as of July 1, 2003, or any procurement of information technology and telecommunications goods and services by public institutions of higher education governed by some combination of Chapters 933 and 945 of the 2005 Acts of Assembly, Chapters 933 and 943 of the 2006 Acts of Assembly, Chapters 594 and 616 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly, Chapters 824 and 829 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly, and Chapters 675 and 685 of the 2009 Acts of Assembly, requests for authorization from state agencies and institutions to procure information technology and telecommunications goods and services on their own behalf shall be made in writing to the Chief Information Officer or his designee. Members of VASCUPP as of July 1, 2003, are hereby recognized as: The College of William and Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the University of Virginia.
c) The Chief Information Officer or his designee may grant the authorization upon a written determination that the request conforms to the statewide information technology plan and the individual information technology plan of the requesting agency or institution.
d) Any procurement authorized by the Chief Information Officer or his designee for information technology and telecommunications goods and services, including geographic information systems, shall be issued by the requesting state agency or institution in accordance with the regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.
e) Nothing in this subsection shall prevent public institutions of higher education or the Virginia Community College System from using the services of Network Virginia.