[Chapter 10 pdf]

Chapter highlights:

Purpose: This chapter contains general policies applicable to the procurement of IT goods and services.

Key points:

  • Under Virginia law, the presumption is that all documents in the possession of any public body or public official and all meetings of state and local public bodies are open to citizens of the Commonwealth.
  • To the extent allowed by law, this public body does not discriminate against faith-based organizations in accordance with the Code of Virginia§ 2.2-4343.1 or against a bidder or offeror because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, or status as a service disabled veteran or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in employment.
  • Placing multiple orders to one or more suppliers for the same, like or related goods or services in order to avoid having to utilize the appropriate method of procurement or to remain within delegated procurement authority or to avoid competition is prohibited.


10.3 Section 508
10.4 Technology access clause
10.5 Commonwealth security requirements for IT solicitations and contracts
10.14 Employment discrimination by contractor prohibited
10.16 Taxes
10.26 Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA)