1.8 CIO approval required for certain IT procurements via the Procurement Governance Review (PGR) process

1.8.6 CIO approval for public auction procurements

Any public body, as defined in § 2.2-4301, which desires to purchase IT and telecommunications goods and services from a public auction sale, including an online public auction, must have the purchase approved in advance of the auction by the CIO, regardless of the amount of the purchase (§ 2.2-4303(I) of the Code of Virginia). Although agencies must request CIO approval for some but not all IT procurements, the CIO may disapprove any procurement, regardless of amount, that does not conform to the statewide technology plan or to the individual plans of agencies or public institutions of higher education (§ 2.2-2012(A) of the Code of Virginia).