10.2 Confidentiality

Confidentiality of all information utilized in the procurement process is very important to ensure fair and open competition for suppliers competing for Commonwealth contracts. All information and documentation relative to the development of a solicitation or contractual document for a proposed procurement is confidential. These records will not be open to public inspection until completion of the procurement process. All information and documentation relative to the development of a specification or requirements document is confidential until the procurement process is completed. All trade secret information provided in response to an IFB or RFP will remain confidential until contract award. Refer to Chapter 5, Ethics in Public Procurement, for more information and for a VITA-approved Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement form: Chapter 5 pdf.